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Pablo Escobar


Pablo escobar

Pablo escobar

Pablo escobar fully named Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was a Colombian drug lord and narcoterrorist who was the founder and sole leader of the Medellín Cartel.

Pablo escobar biography

Pablo escobar

  • Born : Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria
    1 December 1949

    Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Birth name : Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria
  • Birth place : Born in Rionegro and raised in Medellín
  • Other name : Don Pablo (Sir Pablo)
    El Padrino (The Godfather)
    El Patrón (The Boss)
  • Died : 2 December 1993 (aged 44)
    Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Occupation : Drug lord and narcoterrorist
  • Net worth : US$30 billion (1993 estimate; equivalent to $59 billion as of 2019)
  • Spouse(s) : Maria Victoria Henao (m. 1976)
  • Children : Sebastián Marroquín and Manuela Escobar

Pablo escobar was Born in Rionegro and raised in Medellín, Pablo escobar studied at Universidad Autónoma Latinoamericana of Medellín, but left without graduating; he instead began engaging in criminal activity, selling illegal cigarettes and fake lottery tickets, as well as participating in motor vehicle theft. In the early 1970s, he began to work for various drug smugglers, often kidnapping and holding people for ransom.

While In 1976, Escobar founded the Medellín Cartel, which distributed powder cocaine, and established the first smuggling routes into the U.S. Escobar’s infiltration into the U.S. created exponential demand for cocaine, and by the 1980s, it was estimated Escobar led monthly shipments of 70 to 80 tons of cocaine into the country from Colombia. As a result, he quickly became one of the richest people in the world, but consistently battled rival cartels domestically and abroad, leading to massacres and the murders of police officers, judges, locals, and prominent politicians, making Colombia the murder capital of the world.

Pablo escobar

Pablo escobar gain his mainly wealth from trafficking drugs in Colombia and transporting with helicopter all over the world.

Pablo escobar net worth

According to forbes magazine first peg Pablo escobar net worth wealth at north of $1 billion in 1987 as part of their inaugural list of international billionaires. In that profile, Pablo’s personal earnings to that point were estimated at $3 billion. That’s the same as around $8 billion in today’s dollars after adjusting for inflation. He made the list of of world’s billionaires every year for the next seven years.

In the early 1980s, Pablo paid Panamanian leader/General Manuel Noriega an estimated $350 million to stash billions of dollars in the country’s banks. When that relationship soured and Pablo’s money was frozen, the cartel reportedly put a $1 million contract out on Noriega’s life.

How Pablo escobar died

Pablo escobar died when fired due to a gunshot wound to his head alongside a bodyguard on a Medellín rooftop while trying to flee from a hideout. It was the end of a manhunt that had started when Escobar escaped from La Catedral, a custom-built luxury prison, in July 1992.

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