The Once heaviest man in the world Mr. Mason weighed 70 stone. He spent $48,000 (£30,000) on an operation that he undertook to reduce his eating capacity. See his transformation.
Now he is at less than half his original weight 30 stone. The taxpayers however have spent much more on him, spending as much as $160,000 (£100,000) a year and a staggering $1,600,000 (£1,000,000) over the last 15 years. He however is still not statisfied due to all the excess skin.