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List of famous male confidence artists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male confidence artists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being confidence artists. There are thousand of males working as confidence artists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic confidence artists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a confidence artist then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male confidence artists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male confidence artists?" and "Who are the best male confidence artists?"
Bernard Madoff is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Con Artists
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Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff is an American swindler a former stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier. He is the former non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, and the admitted operator of a Ponzi scheme that is considered to be the largest in U.S. history. Madoff founded the Wall Street firm Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC in 1960, and was its chairman until his arrest on December 11, 2008. The firm was one of the top market maker businesses on Wall Street, which bypassed "specialist" firms by directly executing orders over the counter from retail brokers. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 80

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Jack Abramoffa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Con Artists
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Jack Allan Abramoff is a former American lobbyist, businessman, movie producer and writer. He was at the center of an extensive corruption investigation that led to his conviction and to 21 people either pleading guilty or being found guilty, including White House officials J. Steven Griles and David Safavian, U.S. Representative Bob Ney, and nine other lobbyists and Congressional aides. Abramoff was College Republican National Committee National Chairman from 1981 to 1985, a founding member of the International Freedom Foundation, allegedly financed by apartheid South Africa, and served on the board of directors of the National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative think tank. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 60

Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States of America

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Frank Abagnale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Con Artists
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Frank William Abagnale, Jr. is an American security consultant known for his history as a former confidence trickster, check forger, and impostor between the ages of 15 and 21. He became one of the most famous impostors ever, claiming to have assumed no fewer than eight identities as an airline pilot, a doctor, a U.S. Bureau of Prisons agent, and a lawyer. He escaped from police custody twice, before he was 21 years old. He served less than five years in prison before starting to work for the federal government. He is currently a consultant and lecturer for the FBI academy and field offices. He also runs Abagnale & Associates, a financial fraud consultancy company. Abagnale's life story ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 70

Birthplace: Bronxville, New York, United States of America

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Raymond Fernandez and Martha B... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Con Artists
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Raymond Martinez Fernandez and Martha Jule Beck were an American serial killer couple. They are believed to have killed as many as 20 women during their murderous spree between 1947 and 1949. After their arrest and trial for serial murder in 1949, they became known as "The Lonely Hearts Killers" for meeting their unsuspecting victims through lonely hearts ads. A number of films and television shows are based on this case. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 37 (1914-1951)

Birthplace: Hawaii, United States of America

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