Ambrose Small was a mogul who climbed his way up the ladder of success. After years of hard work, he built a theater empire. On December 1, 1919, Small sold all of his businesses for about $1.7 million and deposited the money into his bank account. The next day, Small left his office in the evening and disappeared, leaving behind his fortune and wife. Though he was a millionaire, Small had his faults and was a known womanizer, gambler and shrewd businessman. After his disappearance, there were several unconfirmed Ambrose Small sightings around the globe. Small was declared legally dead in 1923, and his death case was closed in 1960.