List of Major Ponzi Schemes

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Many of the largest Ponzi schemes are listed below. 

Name Scheme Est. Losses
Bernard L Madoff Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities $17,300,000,000
R. Allen Stanford Stanford Investment Bank $4,500,000,000
Thomas Petters Petters Group Worldwide $3,700,000,000
Charles Cathcart, Yurji Debevc, Robert
Nagey
Derivium Capital, Veridia Solutions $1,400,000,000
Scott Rothstein, Michael Szafranski Rothsteiin Rosefeldt Adler $1,400,000,000
James Merrill, Carlos N Wanzeler TelexFree Incorporated $1,000,000,000
Edwin Fujinaga MRI International $800,000,000
Francisco Illarramendi Highview Point Partners, Michael Kenwood, Short Term Liquidity Fund $723,000,000
Paul Burks Zeek Rewards; Rex Venture Group $600,000,000
Robert Jesenik Aequist Captital Management $350,000,000
Fred Clark, David Schwarz, Cristal
Coleman, Barry Graham, Ricky Stokes
Cay Club Resorts $300,000,000
Eliyahu Weinstein Facebook IPO fraud, Belle Glades Gardens $215,000,000
Ramon DeSage Cadeau Express $191,000,000
James B. Catledge and Derek F. C. Elliott EMI Sun Village, Inc., Net Worth Solutions $163,000,000
Yin Nan Wang, Wendy Ko Velocity Investment Group $150,000,000
Charles Wanyg  eAdGear $129,000,000
William Wise Millennium Bank $129,000,000
Deepal Wannakuwatte International Manufacturing Group, Relyaid Global Health Care $125,000,000
Joel Gillis  Nationwide Automated Systems $123,000,000
John Harder Sunwest Management, Inc., Canyon Creek Development, Inc. $120,000,000
Tony Ferguson, Spencer Plummer, David
Plummer, John Parrott
Classic Star, GeoStar $115,000,000
John Packard, Michael Stewart Pacific Property Assets $110,000,000
Brian Callahan, Adam Manson Hedge funds, Fiduciary Select Income Fund $100,000,000
Douglas L. Swenson, Mark A. Ellison,
David D. Swenson, Jeremy S. Swenson
DBSI, Inc. $100,000,000
Glen Galemmo Queen City Investment Fund $100,000,000
Kelly Gearhart, James H Miller Hurst Financial Corp., Vista del Hombre $100,000,000
Wayne LaMar Palmer National Note of Utah $100,000,000
Ronnie Gene Wilson Atlantic Bullion & Coin, Inc. $90,000,000
Joseph Signore, Laura Grand-Signore, Paul
Schumack, Craig Hipp
JCS Enterprises, Virtual Concierge $80,000,000
Dee Randall Horizon Mortgage & Investment, Horizon Financial & Insurance
Group, Horizon Auto Funding
$72,000,000
Danny Wise Danny Wise, CPA $66,000,000
Phil Ming Xu WCM, WCM777 $65,000,000
Jim Donnan, Gregory Crabtree GLC Limited $60,000,000
John Geringer, Christopher Luck, Kevin
Rode
GLR Growth Fund, LP $60,000,000
David M. Connolly 25 Various Schemes $50,000,000
Gershon Barkany Real estate fraud $50,000,000
Joseph Zada Investment fraud $50,000,000
Syed Qadar Madad Telecommunication and Multimedia, Inc. $49,000,000
Daniel Williford Wireless technology fraud $44,000,000
Mark Feathers Small Business Capital Corp.; Investors Prime Fund LLC; SBC Portfolio
Fund
$42,000,000
Shirley Sooy TransVantage Solutions $42,000,000
Aubrey Lee Price Montgomery Bank & Trust $40,000,000
Yusaf Jawed Grifphon Asset Management, LLC; Grifphon Holdings, LLC $37,000,000
James A Moncure Quantico Corporation Center, real estate fraud $35,000,000
George Theodule Creative Capital Concept$, LLC; Creative Capital Consortium, LLC $30,000,000
Robert Pribilski, Mahmut Erhna, John T.
Burns
USA Retirement Management Services $30,000,000
Malcom “Mac” Parker, Louis James Soteriou "Birth of Innocence" $28,000,000
Ivan Wade Brown Avanit Capital Partners, LLC; Highland Residential, LLC $27,000,000
Garfield Taylor Securities trading fraud $25,000,000
Jenifer E Hoffman, John C. Boschert,
Bryan T Zuzga
Assured Capital Consultants, LLC $25,000,000
Ronald Lee Brito, Bonnie Brito, Thomas
Winston Moore
GetMoni.com $25,000,000
Charles Blackwelder, Cara Grumme CFS LLC $23,000,000
Lawrence Schmidt FutureGen Capital, Commercial Equity Partners $22,000,000
Arvin Lee Black Sole Group LLC $21,000,000
Gerard Frank Cellette Commercial printing fraud $21,000,000
Thomas Abdullah aka Tom Abraham, Kenneth
Grant, Mark M George, Jeffrey L Gainer, Nancy Gainer, Jerry A Cicolani, Kelly
Hood
PGTA Petroleum $21,000,000
Al Moriarty Moriarty Enterprises $20,000,000
Aldo Joseph Baccala Baccala Realty, Inc. $20,000,000
Anthony D'Agostino Commercial Mortgage and Finance $20,000,000
Lawrence "Lee" Loomis Loomis Wealth Solutions $20,000,000
Tyrone Herman Executive Marketing Group, Ty Herman & Associates $20,000,000
Vincent Singh Perfect Financial Group $20,000,000
Barney Glaser, Fred Taylor Cascade Acceptance Corporation $18,000,000
Louis Spina LJS Trading LLC $18,000,000
Robert Hels, Janniece Kaelin Vendetta Royalty Partners $18,000,000
Angela Alleca Summit Wealth Management Inc. $17,000,000
James M Peister Northstar International Group Inc., North American Globex Group, North
American Globex Fund, LP
$17,000,000
Samuel J Cusumano Storehouse Credit Union $17,000,000
Kenneth Gundlach Bordeaux Fine Wines Ltd. $16,000,000
Michael J. Turnock, William P. Sullivan Bridge Premium Finance, LLC $16,000,000
Edward Polen John Deere Investment; Greenway Investment; TVA Coal Ash Cleanup
Investment
$15,300,000
Billy McClintock, Dianne Alexander MSC Holdings $15,000,000
Brian C. Rose aka John Hankins, Robert
McGregor aka Jim Robinson III, Dallas McRae, Hugh Sackett, James Robinson,
Brent Loveall, Jason Smith, Ray Spears aka Brock Hamilton,Jenifer Key Thomas
L Berry, Johnny D Phillips, David Rose
New Century Coal $15,000,000
Sean Meadows Meadows Financial Group $13,000,000
Timothy Coughlin Oxford International Cooperative Union, OICU $12,800,000
Martin A. Pool,  Armand R Franquelin Elva Group $12,000,000
Michael Brendan Ferguson Transactions Unlimited, ATM Plus $12,000,000
Neal Goyal Caldera Advisors, Blue Horizon Assest Management, Caldera Investment
Group
$11,300,000
Ephren Taylor City Capital Corporation, "Building Wealth Tour" $11,000,000
George Elia International Consultants & Investment Group LTD, Corp. $11,000,000
James W Staz, William J Staz Employee Services.Net, Inc. $11,000,000
Joseph Bartholomew, Wendy King-Jackson MBP Insurance Services, Inc. $11,000,000
Susanne Helbig Genesis Mansions $11,000,000
John W. Cranney Cranney Capital I, LLC; Cranney Capital II, LLC, Cranney Capital III,
LLC; Cranney Industries
$10,400,000
Loren Holzhueter ISC Inc. $10,400,000
Christopher Cornett International Forex Management, LLC; ITLDU; ICM; IFM, LLC $10,000,000
Donald R. French D3 Capital Management LLC $10,000,000
Duncan J. MacDonald, Gloria Solomon Global Corporate Alliance $10,000,000
George Kastanes, Teresa Kastanes Investment fraud $10,000,000
Jack Brown Brown's Tax Service $10,000,000
Richard Allen Freer Financial Services Group, Richard A. Freer & Associates, Limerick
Properties
$10,000,000
Steven Palladino, Lori Palladino Viking Financial Group $10,000,000
Gordon Driver Avenge LLC, E-mini S&P 500 futures investment fraud $9,700,000
Oscar Villareal Investment fraud $9,600,000
Larry Parish IV Capital Ltd $9,200,000
Jeffrey Ripley, Danny Lee VanLiere API Worldwide Holdings $9,000,000
Marcin Malarz, Arthur Lin Malarz Equity Investments LLC $9,000,000
Christopher Blackwell Investment fraud $8,600,000
Marlon Gray Hibbert, Verna Hibbert,
Lorraine Bahlmann
FOREX trading fraud $8,600,000
Michael Kwasnick Estate planning fraud $8,500,000
Craig L. Berkman Face Off Acquisions, securites fraud $8,000,000
George Lindell, Holly Hoaeae The Mortgage Store $8,000,000
Lananh Thi Phan, Diane H. Do Bui Investment fraud $8,000,000
Robert E Lee Rockwell Global Capital, LLC $8,000,000
Bradley Schiller Commodity futures contracts $7,800,000
Shervin Neman Neman Financial LP $7,500,000
Tyson D Williams, D Stanley Parrish ST Ventures $7,000,000
Henry Hammond Longhorn Construction, Inc.; Longhorn Properties, LLC; Longhorn
Development Group, Inc.; Longhorn Construction, North American Investment
Group, Inc.
$6,200,000
David G Dreslin Dreslin Financial Services $6,000,000
Geoffrey H Lunn, Darlene A Bishop,
Vincent G Curry
Dresdner Financial; .44 Magnum Leveraged Financing Program $6,000,000
John Marcum Guaranty Reserves Trust LLC $6,000,000
John S Blount Professional Consultants LLC $5,800,000
Christopher Pedras, Sylvester Gray,
Alicia Bryan
Maxum Gold Bank Holdings, FMP Medical Services, the Maxum Gold Trade
Program, the FMP Renal Program
$5,600,000
Steven Patrick Jones, John P Acord Intermodal Wealth $5,500,000
Feisal Sharif First Financial, LLC $5,400,000
Eric Schmickle Q Weatlth Management Inc. $5,300,000
Charles Bennett European real estate mortgage-backed securities fraud $5,000,000
Juan Jose Alvarez de Lugo Azpurua Arquin Decoraciones LLC, Arquin Development LLC, Juko Investments LLC $5,000,000
Marco and Bebe Ramirez USA Now LLC, USA Now Energy Capital Group LP, and Now Co. Loan Services $5,000,000
Patricia Miller "Investment Club," "KA Investments,"
"Buckharbor"
$5,000,000
Robert Rocco Dix Hills Soccer Club,  Limestone
Capital Services 
$5,000,000
Walter "Buddy" Lambert Blue Mountain Consumer Discount Company $5,000,000