George Jung

1942 - 2021

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George Jacob Jung (August 6, 1942 – May 5, 2021), nicknamed Boston George and El Americano, was an American drug trafficker and smuggler. He was a major figure in the United States cocaine trade during the 1970s and early 1980s. Jung and his partner Carlos Lehder smuggled cocaine into the United States for the Colombian Medellín Cartel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Jung has received more than 11,211,195 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). George Jung is the 43rd most popular extremist (up from 55th in 2019), the 938th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,181st in 2019) and the 14th most popular Extremist.

George Jung is most famous for being a drug smuggler in the 1970s. He was convicted and sentenced to 70 years in prison, but was released after serving 20 years.

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Among extremists, George Jung ranks 43 out of 209Before him are Nathuram Godse, Peter Kürten, Vincenzo Peruggia, William Kemmler, Emperor Norton, and Marinus van der Lubbe. After him are Henri Désiré Landru, Jeffrey Dahmer, Sawney Bean, Fritz Haarmann, Pavlik Morozov, and Madame de Brinvilliers.

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Among people born in 1942, George Jung ranks 72Before him are René Angélil, Hissène Habré, Thabo Mbeki, Vicente Fox, Margaret Court, and Larry Flynt. After him are Wolfgang Schäuble, Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark, Jean-Claude Trichet, Daniel Dennett, Caetano Veloso, and George Vella. Among people deceased in 2021, George Jung ranks 57Before him are Abdelkader Bensalah, Isamu Akasaki, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Edita Gruberová, Larry Flynt, and Manuel Santana. After him are E. O. Wilson, Idriss Déby, Nawal El Saadawi, John McAfee, Larry King, and Edward de Bono.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Jung ranks 938 out of 18,182Before him are Ray Tomlinson (1941), Jennifer Connelly (1970), William Hurt (1950), Ambrose Bierce (1842), Louise Fletcher (1934), and Whoopi Goldberg (1955). After him are Forest Whitaker (1961), Albert Pike (1809), Roy J. Glauber (1925), Pat Garrett (1850), Alfred Hershey (1908), and Stan Getz (1927).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, George Jung ranks 14Before him are Albert Fish (1870), John Wayne Gacy (1942), Jim Jones (1931), Machine Gun Kelly (1895), H. H. Holmes (1861), and William Kemmler (1860). After him are Jeffrey Dahmer (1960), Butch Cassidy (1866), Edmund Kemper (1948), George Stinney (1929), Jordan Belfort (1962), and Frank Sheeran (1920).