5 Criminals Who Became Famous Entrepreneurs

It’s pretty clear that depending on your level of skill, crime really can pay. A lot. Drug trafficking, murder-for-hire, car jacking, check fraud, and identity theft are all booming industries right now. Many criminals have failed to complete a formal education, another thing that’s been debunked as necessary for success. Intelligent deviants who choose a life of crime often profit — and sometimes, they go legit and become incredibly successful in business. Here are five criminals who became entrepreneurs.
Read the rest of this entry »

Other recent stories

10 Great Inventors You Never Knew Were Freemasons

The history of the international fraternity of Freemasonry is riddled with secrets. Attempting to make a definitive account of its beliefs, rituals and influence would prove to be an extremely difficult, if not impossible, task. By their very… Read more

10 Unfair Myths Bitter Nerds Will Eventually Spread About Steve Jobs

Share Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the death of a computing icon, a man who changed how we interact with the virtual world forever.  I’m talking, of course, about Unix… Read more

10 Real Life Bonnie and Clydes

What could be more enticing, more adventurous, and more romantic than a tale of outlaws in love?  Maybe you’re familiar with the lives of Bonnie and Clyde, the love-struck public enemies who led a bloody tour across America during the Great… Read more

10 Expensive and Exploitative Beauty Pageant Strategies

You may have been born ugly, but your children are the future! Thanks to medical science, technology and your low self-esteem, you can now make them beautiful and live vicariously through them. All it takes is beauty pageant, a healthy… Read more

14 Public Apologies for Private Lives

We the people of the United States of America are a very fickle people. We like to worship our celebrities. But we also like to tear down those celebrities and harshly judge them when they mess up. We also like to forgive them… if they… Read more

10 Celebrities Who Got Burned By Identity Thieves

The scariest thing about identity theft is how easy it can be for someone to be impersonated. A quick root through the weekly garbage can sometimes be all that a con artist needs to take on the identity of an innocent victim and rack up debt in… Read more

10 Businessmen Who Would Make Better Presidents Than Donald Trump

Donald Trump is making some scary headway in the polls during this early, early presidential election season. But does he think he’s the only rich guy that could run? Here now are ten other rich dudes who could buy and sell you and would… Read more

10 Richest Terrorists Ever

Terrorists often recruit followers and sell themselves to the media by portraying themselves as fighters for freedom who are defending the oppressed and battling against evil. This doesn’t do much to justify the unjustifiable – the killing of… Read more

25 Best Places to Network

Image: Screaming Monkey/Flickr Networking is a skill. It’s not just about elevator pitches and icebreakers, however. Place matters. How else are you going to meet the right person at the right time? The best places to network let you meet… Read more

15 Kids Who Sued and Won Big

The law was designed with the challenged grasp of the collective American intellect in mind. Thankfully, the power of the law extends to everyone — even those still too young to enjoy the subtle meaning behind the words of Pat the Bunny…. Read more

10 Richest College Dropouts on Earth

“We don’t need no education” ~ Pink Floyd, “Another Brick in the Wall” A college education is often touted as being a prerequisite to a good life and a high income. Unsurprisingly, college prospectuses promote the success of their alumni as a… Read more

5 Scary Crimes Committed By Everyday People

Image: Reibart/Flickr You may not look at your local airline ticket agent, hospital employee, or scammer who pretends Alka Seltzer is acid again. Alright, ixnay on the latter, but the point is that everyday people can be sneaky criminals. Here… Read more

5 People Who Left Corporate America…and Became Smashing Successes

Image: JDanvers/Flickr If you think that athletes are athletes and executives are executives, and never the twain shall meet, think again. There are quite a few CEOs and high-powered corporate types who have gone on to become super successful…. Read more

What It Took to Win: Interview With Small Biz Challenge Winners

Travel through 26 states. 15,089 Twitter followers. 9,726 Facebook fans. Dozens of major business goals knocked off. That’s what the 10 finalists in the Fairfield Small Business Road to Success Challenge accomplished during the three months of… Read more