As you probably know by now, Bernard Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison for orchestrating the largest ponzi scheme in history.
The sheer size and scope of Madoff's $68 billion fraud, in which thousands of investors lost huge portions of their savings, is hard to contextualize. His prison term, however, is a bit easier to get your head around. Though nothing short of a full refund for his investors could make up for what he did, 150-years is a long time. Check out our slideshow, which puts Madoff's sentence in terms that are easier to understand: