12 Unbelievable Facts About Pablo Escobar, The World’s Most Dangerous Drug Lord!
- Before becoming a drug kingpin, Escobar sold stolen cars and tombstones to smugglers.
- Escobar’s open support for the poor and his wish to become Colombia’s president earned him the nick name ‘Robin Hood’.
- After becoming the reigning lord of Medellin Cartel, Escobar was minting as much as $420 million a week!
- His drug trade flourished so much that he was smuggling nearly 15 tonnes of co every day!
- So much so that he smuggled co into the United States by hiding it in airplane tires.
- To handle the free-flowing wealth that came his way uninterrupted, Escobar bought a Learjet for the sole purpose of flying his money.
- At one point, Escobar’s had amassed so much wealth that it reached 30 billiondollars!
- The man had so much money that he spent $2500 a month just on rubber bands to bind his money together.
- Once in hiding, Escobar even burnt 2 million dollars to keep his daughter from catching cold.
- Escobar’s greatest fear was extradition and he unleashed horror upon Colombia just so that he could avoid jail-time in America.
- So great was his fear of extradition that Escobar offered to pay off Colombian government’s debt that had reached a massive 10 billion dollars!
- And this horror included killing 4000 people that included murdering 200 judges, 1000 policemen, journalists and government workers.
Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria, popularly known as ‘The King of Cocaine’, was a Colombian drug lord who was responsible for almost 80% of the cocaine smuggled to the United States at the peak of his career. The drug lord was one among the top ten richest men in the world with an estimated net worth of 30 billion dollars. Recently a ten-episode series named Narcos was released which outlines the life of this notorious cartel lord.
Read on to find out some intriguing and mind-boggling and Unbelievable Facts About Pablo Escobar.
1. The underworld kingpin is the epitome of rags to riches story and it is believed that he earned as much as $420 million in a week, when his drug racquets were at its peak.
2. The conman owned a sprawling estate in Puerto Triunfo which housed a private zoo. Animals including hippos, giraffes, and elephants were the main attraction in the menagerie.
3. Though thousands were killed because of his illicit activities, the drug mafia leader was hailed as a messiah by the poor in Colombia. Much of his income was donated to churches and hospitals, utilized to feed the needy and develop infrastructure.
4. Escobar rose to the pinnacle of drug dealing by eliminating everyone who came in his way. It is estimated that about 4,000 people were killed or terminated at his orders. The victims included 200 judges and close to 1,000 cops, journalists or government officials.
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