(CNN)Here's a look at the life of Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia and convicted war criminal.
Birth date: January 28, 1948
Taylor stole or diverted nearly $100 million of Liberia's funds while in power according to government records investigated by the United Nations. Taylor used the money to buy houses, cars and illegal weapons while fighting the civil war.
1972 - Moves to the United States to study.