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[INFOGRAPHIC] The 15 Greatest Gold Heists of All-Time

Mining companies spend a fortune looking for gold. The yellow metal is valuable and extremely rare, making it one of the most sought-after commodities i...

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|Nov 4|magazine2 min read

Mining companies spend a fortune looking for gold. The yellow metal is valuable and extremely rare, making it one of the most sought-after commodities in the world. And while companies like Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining spend billions of dollars unearthing it from the ground, there have been multiple occurrences in history where it was straight up stolen.

Films like the Italian Job, Three Kings and Goldfinger have romanticized the act of stealing this precious metal but the following infographic breaks down 15 gold heists that actually happened. This list includes everything from ISIS raids on banks in the Middle East to Nazis raiding gold to increase militarization spending.

[Source: VisualCapitalist}