American Greed

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
American Greed
American greed title card.jpg
Genre Documentary
Narrated by Stacy Keach
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 9
No. of episodes 95
Producer(s) Kurtis Productions
Location(s) Chicago, Illinois
Original channel CNBC
Original release June 21, 2007 – Present
External links

American Greed, also called American Greed: Scams, Scoundrels, And Suckers and American Greed: Scams, Schemes, And Broken Dreams, is a weekly American "true crime" television documentary series aired on CNBC. The program is narrated by Stacy Keach Jr. and produced by Kurtis Productions.

The program focuses on the stories behind some of the biggest corporate and white collar crimes in recent U.S. history; examples include WorldCom, HealthSouth and Tyco International. In addition, stories about common financial crimes that affect scores of everyday citizens (Ponzi schemes, real estate and other investment frauds; bank robbery, identity theft, medical fraud, embezzlement, insurance fraud, murder-for-hire, art theft, credit card fraud and money laundering) are also featured.

Other topics have included the story behind Nevada's infamous Mustang Ranch, and rise-and-fall pieces on such highly successful, high-profile businesspeople as boy band impresario Lou Pearlman and Mark Dreier. The series has also produced specials on subjects like Bernie Madoff's life behind bars, and how organized crime groups (including the U.S. mafia) earn money. In season four, the show covered stories including high-profile cases such as Raffaello Follieri, Marcus Schrenker, and Sholam Weiss.


The show began airing its eighth season in March 2014.

It has also created a spin-off series called American Greed: The Fugitives; this focuses on white-collar criminals who have not been brought to justice yet.


External links[edit]