Pablo Escobar

1949 - 1993

Pablo Escobar

Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria (; 1 December 1949 – 2 December 1993) was a Colombian drug lord and narcoterrorist who was the founder and sole leader of the Medellín Cartel. Dubbed "The King of Cocaine," Escobar is the wealthiest criminal in history, having amassed an estimated net worth of US $30 billion by the time of his death—equivalent to $59 billion as of 2019—while his drug cartel monopolized the cocaine trade into the United States in the 1980s and 1990s.Born in Rionegro and raised in Medellín, Escobar studied briefly at Universidad Autónoma Latinoamericana of Medellín, but left without graduating; he instead began engaging in criminal activity, selling illegal cigarettes and fake lottery tickets, as well as participating in motor vehicle theft. In the early 1970s, he began to work for various drug smugglers, often kidnapping and holding people for ransom. In 1976, Escobar founded the Medellín Cartel, which distributed powder cocaine, and established the first smuggling routes into the U.S. Escobar's infiltration into the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pablo Escobar has received more than 59,539,694 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular mafioso.

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Among mafiosos, Pablo Escobar ranks 1 out of 45After him are Al Capone, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Lucky Luciano, Salvatore Riina, Bernie Madoff, Jack Ruby, John Dillinger, Frank Abagnale, Velupillai Prabhakaran, and Karl Gebhardt.

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Among people born in 1949, Pablo Escobar ranks 1After him are Niki Lauda, Meryl Streep, Haruki Murakami, Benjamin Netanyahu, Pedro Almodóvar, Mark Knopfler, Richard Gere, António Guterres, Arsène Wenger, Sigourney Weaver, and Roger Taylor. Among people deceased in 1993, Pablo Escobar ranks 2Before him is Audrey Hepburn. After him are Federico Fellini, Rudolf Nureyev, James Hunt, William Golding, Frank Zappa, Erich Hartmann, Turgut Özal, Baudouin of Belgium, Ferruccio Lamborghini, and Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona.

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In Colombia

Among people born in Colombia, Pablo Escobar ranks 1 out of 188After him are Gabriel García Márquez (1927), Atahualpa (1502), Fernando Botero (1932), Shakira (1977), Juan Manuel Santos (1951), René Higuita (1966), Carlos Valderrama (1961), César Gaviria (1947), Francisco de Paula Santander (1792), José de Jesús Pimiento Rodríguez (1919), and Nicolás Gómez Dávila (1913).

Among MAFIOSOS In Colombia

Among mafiosos born in Colombia, Pablo Escobar ranks 1