(CNN)Here's a look at the life of Bernard Madoff, serving 150 years in prison for running a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme.
Birth date: April 29, 1938
Started his firm with $5,000 he saved from working as a lifeguard.
1960 - Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities is founded.
-- US District Court Judge Denny Chin orders Madoff to Metropolitan Correctional Center following his confession.