Bernard Madoff Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of Bernard Madoff, serving 150 years in prison for running a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme. Birth name: Bernard Lawrence Madoff Father: Ralph Madoff Mother: Sylvia (Muntner) Madoff Marriage: Ruth (Alpern) Madoff (November 1959-present) Children: Andrew and Mark Education: Hofstra University, B.A. Political Science, 1960 Other Facts Started his firm with $5,000 he saved from working as a lifeguard. Madoff served as NASDAQ’s chairman in 1990, 1991 and 1993. Had many high-profile victims, including director Steven Spielberg, actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, and New…

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