Ever heard of it? The answer is most likely yes, considering it is the most famous painting in the world. The criminal, Vicenzo Perugia, was a handyman working at the Louvre, where the painting is displayed. In 1911, he hid in a closet until the museum closed and then took off with it with two other handymen. It was finally recovered and returned to the Louvre in 1913 after Perugia attempted to sell it to an art dealer in Italy. This painting tops the list of the most expensive things ever stolen with a price tag of at least $2 billion.
11 of the most expensive things that have ever been stolen
Even though many of these items are extremely large and worth millions of dollars, these determined criminals still managed to steal them.
The Mona Lisa