Despite their high economic standing, these white-collar criminals, arrested for a variety of crimes, proved not to be above the law. Explore Biography.com's collection of white-collar criminals for more on the likes of Charles Ponzi, Raj Rajaratnam, Bernard Ebbers, Jeffrey Skilling, Kenneth Lay, Ivan Boesky, Bernard Madoff, Jordan Belfort and many more.
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Entrepreneur, White Collar Criminal, Journalist / 1962 -
Nicknamed "the Wolf of Wall Street," Jordan Belfort made millions in the 1990s through his investment company, Stratton Oakmont. His memoir is the basis for the 2013 Martin Scorsese film The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
White Collar Criminal / 1882 - 1949
Charles Ponzi was best known for the financial crimes he committed when he conned investors into giving him millions of dollars, and paid them returns with other investors' money.
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