14. James Paul Lewis Jr. - $311 million
Perhaps the most dangerous thing about Ponzi schemes is that they can take a long time to unravel. Oftentimes, it’s too late to find the culprit. Lewis Jr. almost got away with his plan, after running his monetary scam for more than 20 years.
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In that period of time, he managed to steal $311 million. Currently, Lewis Jr. is in federal prison, but only $11 million has been returned to the victims. Nobody knows where this skilled scammer hid his stolen money.