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Barry Minkow

Zzzz Best, San Fernando Valley, Calif. As a high school kid operating out of his parents’ garage, Minkow built a carpet cleaning business he eventually turned into a publicly traded company with 1,400 employees before its 1987 implosion. He bilked investors out of an estimated $100 million and... PhotoDisc, Sun Sentinel