Pablo Escobar Net Worth

Pablo Escobar Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Pablo Escobar net worth is
$30 Billion

Pablo Escobar Wiki Biography

Pablo Escobar was born on 1 December 1949, in Rionegro, Columbia, and is widely recognized as having been a major crime figure in Latin America as a cocaine trafficker and narco-terrorist, most famous for his illegal drug deals. However, concurrently with this illegal business, Pablo was known as a politician, but of course corrupt. Even so, he decided that it was not for him, and so started running his own business, dealing in payments for political favors, based on his involvement in the drug trade. He passed away in 1993.

So just how rich was Pablo Escobar? With a net worth of $30 billion, Escobar was considered to be one of the richest men in the world at the time of his death, earned almost entirely from his command of a large part of the Colombian drug trade.

Pablo Escobar Net Worth $30 Billion

Pablo Escober was one of nine children born into the family of Hemilda Gaviria – a school teacher – and Abel de Jesus Dari Escobar, a farmer. Pablo Escobar’s net worth started growing when he was still a teenager, from the profits of mostly petty crime. In particular, along with his brothers, Pablo used to steal gravestones, which were sold to Escobar`s uncle who was running a monument business. Pablo’s brothers still deny that the business was illegal, which may be true or not, but this was how Pablo Escobar started growing his net worth.

Following this beginning, Pablo Escobar started running his own illegal businesses, which included smuggling cigarettes and alcohol, stealing cars as well as selling fake lottery tickets. More seriously, in 1970 Pablo Escobar’s net worth was boosted after kidnapping a Medellin executive and gaining $100,000 from the ransom. After that, Escobar decided that the best way to increase his net worth was to start working in the sphere of drug dealing: his brother Roberto was his accountant, and has since claimed that  over 15 tons of cocaine, worth $500 million, was moved from Columbia to the US almost every day.

This was a really successful business, and Pablo’s life was flourishing. Big sums of money were not deposited in the local banks, but he accumulated such a great net worth which was ridiculous for the time and place, and actually too much to go unnoticed or unchallenged. Along with his brothers, Pablo warehoused it alongside wheat, however, this was not the best decision he made, as the moisture and rats damaged some of the cash – it was estimated that over 10% of his stored cash was eaten by rats. Hence, if not for these animals, Pablo Escobar would have had an even larger net worth.

Pablo Escobar flourished for so long because he ‘bought’ – bribed – local police and legal and administrative authorities, which also included getting himself elected to the Chamber of Representatives in 1982. Still, his activities could not go unnoticed, as he had a fleet of aircraft moving illegal shipments internationally, plus using boats. At one point, shipments to the USA were supposedly up to 11 tons of cocaine in one aircraft, and his Medellin cartel actually controlled an estimated 80% of the world cocaine market. However, Escobar was also something of a philanthropist, and the local poor benefited considerably from his easily-affordable generosity, which made him relatively popular with the poor in his country.

Nevertheless, the US authorities eventually persuaded incorruptible Colombian security forces to cooperate with them, to bring an end to Pablo Escobar’s illegal empire, and he was eventually cornered by tracking radiotelephone transmissions, and killed in December 1993, at that time being one of the richest people in the world.

If Pablo Escobar had a distinct private life, it revolved around his wife Maria – who was 15 when he married her in 1976 – and their son and daughter. It was actually a mistake by his son which led to his being located, and resulted in his death.

Full NamePablo Escobar
Net Worth$30 Billion
Date Of BirthDecember 1, 1949, Rionegro, Colombia
DiedDecember 2, 1993, Medellín, Colombia
Place Of BirthRionegro
Height5 ft 5 in (1.66 m)
ProfessionDrug lord
SpouseMaria Victoria Henao (m. 1976–1993)
ChildrenJuan Pablo Escobar, Manuela Escobar
ParentsAbel de Jesús Dari Escobar, Hermilda Gaviria
SiblingsRoberto Escobar, Luz María Escobar
NicknamesEl Doctor , El Patrón , Don Pablo , El Señor , The Tzar of the Drugs
MoviesCiudadano Escobar (2004, Documentary),The '80s: The Decade That Made Us (2013), Sins of My Father (2009), The True Story of Killing Pablo (2002), Blow (2001), Mugshots (2000), Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel (1992)
TV ShowsUnderworld Histories (2007), Zero Hour (2004, TV Series), Reputations (1995), CNN Presents (1994)
1I prefer to be in the grave in Colombia than in a jail cell in the United States.
2All empires are created of blood and fire.
3I can replace things, but I could never replace my wife and kids.
4There can only be one king.
5Everyone has a price, the important thing is to find out what it is.
6Only those who went hungry with me and stood by me when I went through a bad time at some point in life will eat at my table.
7Sometimes I feel like God . . . when I order someone killed--they die the same day.
8There are 200 million idiots, manipulated by a million intelligent men.
9Life is full of surprises, some good, some not so good.
10I'm a decent man who exports flowers.
1Girlfriend was Virginia Vallejo.
2Tracked down by a joint US/Colombian task force, Escobar attempted to escape by climbing up on the roof of his house when the police burst through his front door. He was spotted by a Colombian police captain, who ordered him to halt, then shot him when he didn't. The officer's identity has never been made public. In addition, after he was killed the officers in the unit trimmed his mustache--the normally clean-shaven Escobar had grown a thick, bushy mustache and a beard to disguise his identity--to make him look like Adolf Hitler, then gleefully posed for pictures with his dead, bloody body.
3Like most cocaine traffickers, Escobar himself rarely used the drug and was only a moderate drinker. His lifelong recreational drug of choice was marijuana.
4Married his wife when she was 15; he obtained a special dispensation from the local bishop (such dispensations were routinely offered by the Church for a fee)).
5By the mid-'80s Escobar owned 19 different residences in Medellín alone, each with a helipad. There was so much money rolling into his enterprise that figuring out how to invest it was more than he could handle; millions were simply buried.
6In 1978, he was elected as a substitute city council member in Medellín. In 1982, he was elected to Congress. As a congressman, Escobar had automatic judicial immunity and could no longer be prosecuted for crimes under Colombian law. He was also entitled to a diplomatic visa, which he used to take trips with his family to the United States.
7Forbes magazine listed him as the seventh richest man in the world in 1989.


Ciudadano Escobar2004DocumentaryHimself

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The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Pecados de mi padre2009DocumentaryHimself
Underworld Histories2007TV SeriesHimself
Zero Hour2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Drug Lord
The True Story of Killing Pablo2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mugshots2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Reputations1995TV Series documentaryHimself
CNN Presents1994TV Series documentaryHimself

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