ZZZZ Best

What was the 'ZZZZ Best'

The ZZZ Best was a company owned by Barry Minkow in the 1980s. Through such means as forgery and theft, Minkow appeared to be building a multimillion dollar corporation. ZZZZ Best went public in December of 1986, eventually reaching a market capitalization of over US$200 million.

BREAKING DOWN 'ZZZZ Best'

ZZZZ Best began as a carpet cleaning company, started by Minkow in his parents' garage. He was a high school sophomore at the time! A few years later, ZZZZ Best began to specialize in insurance restoration business. Minkow was eventually convicted of fraud and sentenced to 25 years in prison. He served just over seven years.

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