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Top 10 richest criminals in world history

Priyanka Rajpal [ Updated 23 Oct 2014, 11:49:23 ]
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New Delhi: This list may be too  West-oriented as there are criminals in countries other than the West, where criminals have amassed riches more than their counterparts in the West. But their wealth has not been properly assessed. That is why, we have omitted their names from this list. They include Haji Mastan, Dawood Ibrahim, Karim Lala and others of their ilk.

Following are the top ten richest criminals in world history:



10. Joseph Kennedy

Joseph Kennedy was   one of the richest persons to be named in America by  Fortune magazine.

He belonged to one of the powerful families in America.  He was mainly involved in selling alcohol during the Prohibition period.  He made millions for making alcohol easily available in the country.

His total income was between $200-400 million.



9. Meyer Lansky

He  owned a vast illegal empire of gambling with his area streching from Florida to Las Vegas in the US during the 1930s. His  links with the Mafia Benjamin Siegel proved a boost for his bank accounts drastically.

He had such an influencing personality that many of the movies of that time were based on him, namely, The Godfather series and Once Upon A Time In America.

Calculation of his total income comes to anywhere between $300-400 million. It also made him count  amongst the 400 richest Americans of that time.




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