The BEST episodes of American Greed

Every episode of American Greed ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of American Greed!

The program focuses on the stories behind some of the biggest corporate and white collar crimes in the United States such as WorldCom, HealthSouth and Tyco. In addition, stories about more common crimes such as insurance fraud, murder, embezzlement, art theft, Ponzi schemes, credit card fraud, bank robbery, money laundering, identity theft, and medical fraud are also featured. Other topics have included the story behind the famous Mustang Ranch in Nevada and the rise and fall of boy band impresario Lou Pearlman. American Greed is narrated by veteran actor Stacey Keach.

Last Updated: 1/16/2023Network:CNBC
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COVID Cons
star
8.23
13 votes

#1 - COVID Cons

Season 16 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/11/2022

While an estimated $100 billion in COVID relief funds is stolen, this seasoned family of fraudsters easily grabs millions of dollars Americans desperately need to buy themselves mansions, jewelry and gold.

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The Polygamist & The Bio Fuel Baron
star
8.18
11 votes

#2 - The Polygamist & The Bio Fuel Baron

Season 16 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/27/2022

CEO Jacob Kingston appears to be a rising star in Utah's fledgling biofuel industry, until a member of a secretive polygamist group called The Order reveals that Kingston is committing a 1.1 billion dollar fraud.

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Diagnosis: Temptress Health Scam
star
8.14
28 votes

#3 - Diagnosis: Temptress Health Scam

Season 13 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/13/2020

Entrepreneur Keisha Williams is really a high-rolling shopaholic with a taste for strip clubs and exotic travel; she takes investors for millions of dollars with a can't miss bid to secure a medical money-making technology that never materializes.

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Streaming and Scheming
star
8.10
10 votes

#4 - Streaming and Scheming

Season 16 - Episode 15 - Aired 11/30/2022

Zachary Horwitz has dreams of making it big in Hollywood; while his onscreen career never quite flourishes, Horwitz acts his way into raising more than $600 million for an investment opportunity that is completely bogus.

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Theranos CEO on Trial
star
8.08
12 votes

#5 - Theranos CEO on Trial

Season 16 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/12/2022

Theranos, now back in the news with the blockbuster trial of founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes. Former employees, whistleblowers and even a family friend-turned-foe provide new insights into the company’s leadership and the mysterious long-term relationship between Holmes and her top deputy, Sunny Balwani.

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Psychic Fiend’s Network
star
8.06
35 votes

#6 - Psychic Fiend’s Network

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/12/2016

A wealthy timber baron is rolled by a phony psychic for $15 million while her daughter pretends to be in love with him.

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The Trials of Michael Avenatti
star
8.00
20 votes

#7 - The Trials of Michael Avenatti

Season 14 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/18/2021

Michael Avenatti makes a splash as the litigator representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her dispute with Donald Trump...but it’s soon revealed that he has legal troubles of his own brewing.

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Chasing Tesla
star
8.00
8 votes

#8 - Chasing Tesla

Season 16 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/4/2022

Serial entrepreneur Trevor Milton founds the electric vehicle company Nikola, which suggests it will be the next Tesla, but for long-haul trucks.

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The Decline of a Dynasty
star
8.00
6 votes

#9 - The Decline of a Dynasty

Season 16 - Episode 16 - Aired 12/7/2022

A well-respected lawyer from a prominent family is accused of stealing millions from the suffering clients who turn to him for help.

Judgment of Terror
star
8.00
22 votes

#10 - Judgment of Terror

Season 13 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/9/2020

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Baby-Faced Drug Lords
star
7.95
21 votes

#11 - Baby-Faced Drug Lords

Season 12 - Episode 19 - Aired 10/8/2018

Florida teenagers cash in on the opioid crisis, then they expand their operation, jeopardizing their lives of sex, drugs and money.

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A Family Vanishes
star
7.95
21 votes

#12 - A Family Vanishes

Season 14 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/15/2021

When all four members of the McStay family seemingly vanish into thin air, a yearslong quest for answers begins; a biker in the Mojave Desert finds the family members' bodies in shallow graves; a close friend of the family falls under suspicion.

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The Fall Of An Opioid Mogul
star
7.94
16 votes

#13 - The Fall Of An Opioid Mogul

Season 14 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/8/2021

As the opioid epidemic destroys the lives of millions of Americans, billionaire drug mogul John Kapoor looks to cash in. His company, Insys, has its own brand of potentially deadly fentanyl.

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Diagnosis: Blood Money / Chicago Jailbreak
star
7.93
14 votes

#14 - Diagnosis: Blood Money / Chicago Jailbreak

Season 10 - Episode 18 - Aired 9/15/2016

A Michigan doctor treats cancer-free patients with poisonous chemotherapy while taking millions in payment; two Chicago-area bank robbers repel 17 stories to escape the Metropolitan Correctional Center.

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The House Flipping Reality Star Fraudster
star
7.92
37 votes

#15 - The House Flipping Reality Star Fraudster

Season 13 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/16/2019

Trash-talking reality star Scott Menaged ("Property Wars") buys up hundreds of foreclosures in Phoenix, then his money lender discovers that Menaged is a fraud, and the consequences are deadly.

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Financial Infidelity
star
7.90
10 votes

#16 - Financial Infidelity

Season 16 - Episode 11 - Aired 10/25/2022

Purported entrepreneur Antonio Mariot Wilson changes his name, pitch and act to play a series of roles to fleece unsuspecting investors for decades, including television star Jenifer Lewis.

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Boeing's Deadly Design
star
7.88
8 votes

#17 - Boeing's Deadly Design

Season 16 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/26/2022

Two new Boeing 737 Max jets fall out of the sky five months apart, killing 346 people; investigators home in on a software program known as MCAS; some critics say the real culprit is a corporate culture that values shareholders over passengers.

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The Fake Housewife of Orange County
star
7.84
32 votes

#18 - The Fake Housewife of Orange County

Season 12 - Episode 13 - Aired 8/27/2018

In sunny Laguna Beach, social climber Elizabeth Mulder finances her plastic surgery, Arabian horses, and ocean view real estate worth millions by swindling her best friends.

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Florida Rehab Gone Wild
star
7.83
24 votes

#19 - Florida Rehab Gone Wild

Season 12 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/2/2018

Kenny Chatman runs a string of corrupt drug rehab facilities, stealing millions by keeping insured addicts hooked on drugs.

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The Tran Organization: Blackjack Cheaters
star
7.82
11 votes

#20 - The Tran Organization: Blackjack Cheaters

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/30/2012

Van Thu Tran is a sexy Vietnamese-American who knows how to beat the odds. She makes millions in casinos using one of the oldest tricks in the book … with a new high-tech twist. Find out how the notorious Tran gang brings down the house!

Black Market Dirty Gold
star
7.81
31 votes

#21 - Black Market Dirty Gold

Season 13 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/9/2019

Three Miami salesmen import billions of dollars worth of the precious metal from South America then later learn the gold has connections to drug cartels and organized crime.

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Prophets of Greed
star
7.80
25 votes

#22 - Prophets of Greed

Season 13 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/2/2019

Leaders of a polygamous religious sect demand perfect obedience from followers, luring them into welfare fraud and stealing more than $2 million from American tax payers.

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The Imposter
star
7.80
10 votes

#23 - The Imposter

Season 15 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/7/2021

Ed Shin is an entrepreneur, churchgoer and family man; when his business partner suddenly vanishes, prompting the family to seek answers, a private eye digs into Shin's past and finds something horrifying.

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A Father's Fraud
star
7.80
15 votes

#24 - A Father's Fraud

Season 15 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/12/2021

Karl Karlsen is a hardworking man with what seems to be a terrible streak of bad luck, as his wife and son both die in accidents nearly 20 years apart; Karl has a secret: their suspicious deaths have been keeping his bank account full.

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The Spy Who Conned Me
star
7.79
14 votes

#25 - The Spy Who Conned Me

Season 16 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/1/2022

A former weatherman claiming to be an undercover spy infiltrates Washington’s intelligence circles, where he collects millions with his tales of running a top-secret operation for the CIA.

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