The Mona Lisa
The Mona Lisa is the most famous, if not the most beautiful painting in the world. Today, this masterpiece is estimated at around $2 billion. It’s no surprise that someone like Vincenzo Perugia, a handyman for the Louvre, would dare steal it. In 1911, Perugia waited inside one of the museum’s closets until it closed and stormed out along with the painting and two other handymen. It was retrieved a few years later when he tried to sell it to an art dealer in Italy.