The Greatest Robbery of a Government

Which 20th century leader and his wife hold the Guinness World Record for "Greatest Robbery of a Government?"

  • A. Winston Churchill
  • B. Mikhail Gorbachev
  • C. Ronald Reagan
  • D. Ferdinand Marcos

66% of players knew the correct answer: D., Ferdinand Marcos

Between 1965 and 1986, Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos allegedly stole between $5 billion and $10 billion from the Philippine government, while they were President and First Lady. Imelda became known in newspaper headlines for her collection of over 3,000 pairs of luxury shoes.


Listen and learn more about today's topic with Murray and Tamika.

Question of the Day: The Greatest Robbery of a Government
Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos hold the Guinness World Record for "Greatest Robbery of a Government," as they allegedly stole between $5-10 billion from the Philippine government while they were President and First Lady. In this Flashcast, Tamika and Murray discuss how this happened, as well as the aftermath.

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