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 the 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. That's a lot of drugs, but it's even more profit. At 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 Curiosity Staff August 31, 2016
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