11 times kidnappers targeted millionaires and high-profile executives around the globe
- Wealth and prominence can render a person an attractive target for kidnappers seeking ransom or notoriety.
- Over the years, abductions of rich business magnates and famous executives have generated a burst of media coverage.
- Here are a few examples of high-profile indviduals who became the victims of a kidnapping.
There's a reason that kidnapping insurance is a thing.
Whether a kidnapper's motive revolves around money or notoriety, the rich and famous often prove to be tempting targets for abduction.Read more: The founder of L'Oréal was linked to a Nazi-sympathizing secret society that likely murdered people and set off bombs before and during WWII - here's the full surprising story
Some of the names on this list survived their ordeals, either due to successful ransom payments, police raids, or circumstances that prompted their captors to release them. Unfortunately, others were senselessly murdered, and a few have never been found.
Here's a look at some of the most infamous kidnappings of millionaires and top executives: