The Ten Biggest Heists of All Time (INFOGRAPHIC)

Joel Anderson |

Investing can be extremely difficult. With so many different ins and outs, a wide variety of risks, and the long-term expectation of a mere 10 percent annual return, it's hardly the sort of thrilling get-rich-quick scheme most people dream of.

Of course, if you're looking for a sexy one-time score that will produce fast results, you can always try crime. Heck, you won't even have to pay taxes in that case. In fact, criminal enterprises make and spend billions of dollars a year, shipping goods around the world and stealing some of the most valued items out there.



It's even an exciting time to be a criminal. With questions swirling about just how ready the world is for a new era in cybersecurity, plenty of criminal may be anticipating a new golden age where they can steal more money than they could ever dream of without leaving their living room.

That said, there's a reason why most people settle for their 10 percent annual returns and eschew a life of crime. Aside from that whole morality thing, it's extremely risk and brings the added potential for lengthy imprisonment and death that the vast majority of index funds don't have.

That said, it's still fun to look at some of history's biggest heists. This infographic from The Key Safe Company takes a look at which jobs ultimately bagged the most loot, and what happened to the people leading the robberies.

 

World's Most Expensive Heists
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