Who is the richest drug lord ever?
The illicit drug trade is one “industry” that is surrounded with violence, corruption, and boat loads of money. Drugs have always been a part of human history in some shape or form, but it wasn’t until more recently that certain people came together to form massive operations/empires that engage in the production, distribution, and sale of illicit narcotics. These groups, whether they are gangs or massive drug cartels, make large amounts of money off of the profit of their drug sales. At the top of any of these organizations is usually one individual that makes the most: the drug lord. From Pablo Escobar to El Chapo, these individuals became some of the wealthiest people on the planet. Here we are going to take a look at ten of the richest drug lords of all time to show you just how much money these people made. Now it’s hard to determine the net worth of individuals who deal drugs, as “dirty money” is hard to trace. So while these numbers are not necessarily 100% accurate, as no one entirely knows for sure just how much money these drug lords made/make, they are still a good indication as to just how wealthy they are.
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