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The biggest money scandals of the last 100 years

GOBankingRates Logo By Michael Keenan of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 11: “Greed is good,” crowed Gordon Gekko in the 1980s movie "Wall Street." But greed hasn’t always proved to be a positive motivator for corporations and the individuals who run them. Though the names Bernie Madoff and Enron might be the freshest in the minds of most people, financial scandals are nothing new in the business world. Read on to discover the biggest money scams of the last 100 years.

See how these corporate scams caused financial ruin

“Greed is good,” crowed Gordon Gekko in the 1980s movie "Wall Street." But greed hasn’t always proved to be a positive motivator for corporations and the individuals who run them. Though the names Bernie Madoff and Enron might be the freshest in the minds of most people, financial scandals are nothing new in the business world.

Click ahead to discover the biggest money scams of the last 100 years.

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