Charles Ponzi The Documentary


Charles Ponzi, was an Italian born con artist based out of the United States and Canada. Born and raised in Lugo Italy, he became internationally famous in the early 1920s as a con man for his money-making scheme. He promised clients a 50% profit within 45 days, or 100% profit within 90 days, by buying discounted postal reply coupons in Europe and redeeming them at face value in the United States as a form of financial arbitrage. In reality, Ponzi was paying earlier investors using the investments of later investors. While this type of fraudulent investment scheme was not originally invented by Ponzi, it became so identified with him that it now is referred to as a “Ponzi scheme”. His scheme ran for just under a year before it collapsed, costing his “investors” $20 million. This history channel style documentary tells the full story of Charles Ponzi, from his childhood in Italy, through to the heights of his fame in Boston Massachusetts, through to his prison sentence, deportation, and his life after the scheme collapsed. In this film the Ponzi scheme is explained along with how it differs from a pyramid scheme. The film is written and narrated by Patrick Boyle, a fund manager and finance professor at King’s College London.


Bestseller No. 1
The Greatest Ponzi Scheme on Earth: How the US Can Avoid Economic Collapse
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Rubin, Les A. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 205 Pages - 03/19/2024 (Publication Date) - Worth (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 2
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Timini Egbuson, Broda Shaggi, Uzoamaka Aniunoh (Actors)
  • Kayode Kasum (Director) - Joshua Obayan (Writer) - Vincent Okonkwo (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)
Bestseller No. 3
Charles Ponzi and the Ponzi Scheme: The History and Legacy of 20th Century America’s Most Famous Con Artist
  • Charles River Editors (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 64 Pages - 09/05/2019 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 4
Ponzi's Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Mitchell Zuckoff (Author) - Grover Gardner (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 03/18/2005 (Publication Date) - Random House Audio (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 5
Ponzi: The Incredible True Story of the King of Financial Cons (Library of Larceny)
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Dunn, Donald (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 384 Pages - 03/23/2004 (Publication Date) - Crown (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 6
  • Smith, Don (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 76 Pages - 07/24/2020 (Publication Date) - ISBN Services (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 7
The Rise of Mr. Ponzi
  • "The Rise of Mr. Ponzi" - Charles Ponzi's original and uncensored text of his 1935 Masterpiece
  • "Who Is Charles Ponzi?" - Over 150 pages of meticulously researched history unveiling for the first time what really happened to Charles Ponzi. It's two books for the price of one! (Psuedonymously authored by Jef Sewell, co-founder of
  • Dozens of historic photos, many never published in book form
  • Dozens of newspaper articles
  • Previously unpublished government documents related to the Ponzi affair
Bestseller No. 8
The Ponzi Factor: The Simple Truth About Investment Profits
  • Liu, Tan (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 185 Pages - 02/10/2018 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)

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