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Bernard Lawrence Madoff

Bernard Lawrence Madoff, American former investment company executive. Named one of The World's Most Influential People, TIME magazine, 2009.


  • Madoff, Bernard Lawrence was born on April 29, 1938 in New York City. Son of Ralph Z. and Sylvia R. (Muntner) Madoff.

  • Education

    • Student, University Alabama. Bachelor of Science, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, 1960.


    • Chairman Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, New York City, 1960—2009. Board directors National Securities Clearing Corporation. Was arrested & charged with a single count of securities fraud on December 11, 2008 (allegedly running a $50 billion "Ponzi Scheme").

      May rank among the biggest fraud cases ever. Served to Second lieutenant infantry United States Army, 1960-1962.


    Denomination: Judaism


    Founder N. Shore Hospital, Manhasset, New York, Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, New Hyde Park. National treasurer American Jewish Congress, New York City. Member of Securities Traders Association New York, National Securities Traders Association, Securities Industry Association, National Association Securities Dealers (board directors Market Services Inc., chairman district 12 1982-1983, national governor), Chub Cay Club (Bahamas), City Athletic Club (New York City).


    • Married Ruth Alpern, November 29, 1959. Children: Mark(deceased), Andrew.
    • father: Ralph Z. Madoff
    • mother: Sylvia R. (Muntner) Madoff
    • spouse: Ruth Alpern
    • children: Mark Madoff (deceased)
    • Andrew Madoff
    Bernard Lawrence Madoff
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    Born April 29, 1938
    • 1960
      Hofstra University
    • 1960 - 2009
      Chairman, Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities Limited Liability Company