The author of the biggest financial fraud in history tried to take his life when he was exposed. Bernard Madoff and his wife took pills on Christmas Eve and they slept with the wish of never waking up. But life had different plans for them.
Ruth Madoff made the shocking confession during one of the most viewed talk shows in the United States. He talked about the nervous breakdown she and her husband, Bernard Madoff suffered after his huge financial scam was discovered.
At that time Ruth felt that she reached her limit. Their life, as she knew it, was gone forever.
It was the moment they made a decision. No preparations, no goodbye letter. Ruth however created a package for their son and nephews. She put a few art objects and jewelry and she mailed the package.
But, much to their surprise, they woke up the next day.
Bernard Madoff was arrested and he is currently serving 150 years in prison. His pyramid scheme scammed thousands of people and Madoff managed to steal 65 billion dollars.