Unfortunately everyone knows some liars or has already been lacking in the truth at certain times. What for some is one action without many consequences for others become great catastrophes. Have you ever stopped to wonder which were the greatest liars in the world? ?
Yes, they existed and caused great harm to mankind, to the financial market, or to themselves. This article brings some characters who have manipulated the truth and used the good faith of ordinary people to get along . How ugly!
Does anyone doubt that Hitler was one of the greatest liars on the planet? Simply by the fact that he deceived millions of followers who were totally convinced by his conversation of a superior race.
He managed to convince soldiers, high commanders, businessmen, and entire families that Aryan blood prevailed over all others and that it was necessary to completely exterminate Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, and other minor ethnic groups .
This trick of evil simply boosted World War II between the years 1939 and 1945. The result was millions of deaths and terrible changes in the history of mankind. Liar, murderer and lunatic are adjectives that, throughout history, society has adopted to refer to the German Fuehrer.
But liars are not always able to keep their fallacies long. The Frenchman Víctor Lustig used his malandragem to give a blow to a small number of people. But he deserves to be on this list of the world’s greatest liars, for he simply sold the Eiffel Tower !
In 1925, Lustig summoned some businessmen of the iron branch and presented himself in a luxurious hotel as representative of the prefecture of Paris. He explained that the city had no way of maintaining the monument and that it needed a buyer for the eight thousand tons of iron.
Soon an interested party paid him a high fee for the tower, and Victor Lustig fled. And the worst: the deceived investor did not have the courage to report it to the authorities for the shame of having fallen into such a crude blow . The injury was all with him.
If you’ve ever watched the movie ‘Hold me if you can’ you’re already familiar with the story of American Frank Abagnale. His heyday as a liar ran through the last five years in the 1960s. In that time, he took on eight different identities, and struck nearly three million dollars in 26 different countries.
To get an idea of the daring of this real-life Pinocchio, he started the crimes by faking checks, becoming a doctor and even an airline pilot. Abagnale did all this to support the luxurious life he lived.
He was arrested in 1969 in France and imprisoned in different countries until 1974. Livre, Frank founded Abagnale & Associates, a fraud consultancy. With that, he became a millionaire and amateur: he is very much wanted to this day. Sounds like a lie, does not it?
Tania Head has been a victim of September 11 (Documentary Vine)
But if you think that deceiving so many people this way was only possible in ancient times. You are mistaken! Recently, a Spanish party had the naivety of others.
She tricked TVs, newspapers and everyone around her by stating that she was one of the victims of the September 11, 2001, bombing . Head attended the survivors’ meetings and even founded his own association.
In her version, she would have managed to escape almost unharmed, but her fiancé did not. In addition, she gave details of the accident and how it would have affected the lives of everyone involved in the tragedy.
It would be moving if it were not all a great staging , discovered only five years later by the New York Times! The impostor wanted to be in the United States at the time of the attack and after unmasked, she simply ran away.
Marcelo Nascimento da Rocha
We can not fail to include in the team of greatest liars in the world who managed to deceive many Brazilians. The story of Marcelo Nascimento da Rocha has also given life to the personage of cinema and documentary.
He was the biggest Brazilian scam artist to date . There were 16 different identities and incredible performances such as: rock band guitarist, music producer, selection scout, police officer, son of an airline company owner and even traffic leader.
His lip was such that he had a luxurious life without taking a penny from his pocket: parties, cabins and resorts were at his disposal. Even fooling famous actresses, he did it! His sand castle collapsed when he drove a private jet in Rio de Janeiro and went straight to jail.
The inheritance of liars is not always easily eliminated. The Italian Charles Ponzi inaugurated the era of the financial pyramids, a blow used until today in different disguises .
The idea of a financial pyramid is that some people make a lot of money from new investors, without actually having a business. He performed in the United States and Canada in the 1920s.
His lie was based on an investment made by Spain’s postal coupon and, after being discovered, he was only imprisoned for five years.