Real Money vs. Fake Money

By on September 12, 2010 in ArticlesEntertainment

Counterfeiting is a multi-billion dollar business, and it's not just currency that's being forged like crazy, either. There's counterfeit everything; clothes, food, and even Sharpies. Yes, that's right: even our beloved Sharpie pens are being brutally impersonated in the market place (and for your information, "Shoupie" pens aren't nearly as good as their legitimate counterparts). Counterfeit currency can actually weaken a government's economy, and governments in the past have consistently used counterfeiting as an act of economic warfare against their enemies.

But where did counterfeiting come from? Who started it and how did they get away with it for so long? Why didn't the government step in a long time ago and put a stop to these antics? These are questions that would keep any sane person awake at night, but not for long. This handy infographic from Famous Rivalries explains the origins of counterfeiting in great detail:

Articles Written by Brian Warner
Prior to launching Celebrity Net Worth, Brian spent seven years as the Managing Editor of one of the largest entertainment portals on the internet. Before that, Brian attended Georgetown University where he double majored in finance and marketing. A native of Northern California, Brian currently resides in Los Angeles. Follow him on Google+.
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