Charles Ponzi

Birthday
3, 1882
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jan 18, 1949 (66)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
3, 1882
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jan 18, 1949 (66)

About

Italian born con artist who started what would later be known as the Ponzi scheme.

Before Fame

He worked for the postal service and attended the University of Rome La Sapienza.

Trivia

Investors in his original Ponzi scheme lost $20 million.

Family Life

He married Rose Gnecco in 1918 despite her knowledge of his criminal past.

Associated With

Just like Jesse James , he was known for stealing money. Although Ponzi didn't use a gun.