Who, exactly, are the rich suckers who just got bilked out of $50 billion (collectively) by Hedge Fund Hustler extraordinaire Bernie Madoff? Here are the names we know so far:
New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon.
GMAC Chairman J. Ezra Merkin.
Former Philadelphia Eagles owner Norman Braman.
New York's old money Loeb family.
Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey.
Nine West founder Jerome Fisher, said to have lost $150 million.
Avram and Carol Goldberg, former owners of the Stop & Shop company.
Robert Jaffe, Palm Beach philanthropist and "the son-in-law of Carl Shapiro, the founder and former chairman of apparel company Kay Windsor Inc." Carl Shapiro himself is said to have lost $400 million.
A whole mess of other hedge funds, banks, and financial management firms. For a long list, see here.
Other randoms: "North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System on Long Island and the Texas-based Julian J. Levitt Foundation are also believed to have lost millions." Fairfield County, Connecticut has blown its pension fund. Yeshiva University was screwed, somehow.