Pablo Escobar was the wealthiest criminal in history, but "wealthy" barely covers it. Escobar, known as the "King of Cocaine," had an estimated net worth of $30 billion for heading up Colombia's infamous Medellín Cartel. At the height of the cartel's sales, it supplied up to 90 percent of all cocaine in the United States, and as much as 80 percent of the total global cocaine supply. Profits were through the roof. In their peak, Escobar and his cartel made $60 million per day by smuggling cocaine into the United States from Colombia.
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Written by Mae Rice April 24, 2018
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