Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán

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Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera (Spanish: [xoaˈkin aɾtʃiˈβaldo ɣuzˈman loˈeɾa]; born 4 April 1957), commonly known as "El Chapo" ('Shorty', pronounced [el ˈtʃapo]) because of his 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) stature, is a Mexican drug lord and former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, an international crime syndicate. He is considered to have been the most powerful drug trafficker in the world.Guzmán was born in Sinaloa and raised in a poor farming family. He endured physical abuse at the hands of his father, and also entered the drug trade through his father, helping him grow marijuana for local dealers during his early adulthood. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has received more than 17,985,400 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is the 12th most popular mafioso (up from 16th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Mexico (up from 20th in 2019) and the most popular Mexican Mafioso.

Joaquín "el chapo" Guzmán is most famous for being the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, a Mexican drug trafficking organization. He was arrested in 1993 and then escaped from prison in 2001. He was recaptured in 2014.

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Among mafiosos, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán ranks 12 out of 54Before him are Jesse James, Jack Ruby, Bernie Madoff, Frank Abagnale, John Dillinger, and Jeffrey Epstein. After him are Bernardo Provenzano, Wyatt Earp, Meyer Lansky, Karl Gebhardt, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and Ned Kelly.

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Among people born in 1957, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán ranks 9Before him are Hans Zimmer, Michael Clarke Duncan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Dolph Lundgren, Qasem Soleimani, and Sid Vicious. After him are Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Stefan Löfven, Donald Tusk, Gloria Estefan, Melanie Griffith, and Christopher Lambert.

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In Mexico

Among people born in Mexico, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán ranks 17 out of 487Before him are Cuauhtémoc (1495), Octavio Paz (1914), Porfirio Díaz (1830), Antonio López de Santa Anna (1794), Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (1946), and Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648). After him are Benito Juárez (1806), Salma Hayek (1966), Agustín de Iturbide (1783), Moctezuma I (1398), Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753), and Chespirito (1929).

Among MAFIOSOS In Mexico

Among mafiosos born in Mexico, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán ranks 1After him are Amado Carrillo Fuentes (1956).

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