Pablo Escobar

1949 - 1993

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Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria (; Spanish: [ˈpaβlo es.koˈβ̞aɾ]; 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 $64 billion as of 2021—while his drug cartel monopolized the cocaine trade into the United States in the 1980s and early 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pablo Escobar has received more than 67,050,022 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Pablo Escobar is the most popular mafioso, the most popular biography from Colombia and the most popular Colombian Mafioso.

Pablo Escobar was a Colombian drug lord who was responsible for the death of thousands of people.

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Among mafiosos, Pablo Escobar ranks 1 out of 54After him are Al Capone, Billy the Kid, Salvatore Riina, Lucky Luciano, Jesse James, Jack Ruby, Bernie Madoff, Frank Abagnale, John Dillinger, Jeffrey Epstein, and Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.

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Among people born in 1949, Pablo Escobar ranks 1After him are Meryl Streep, Niki Lauda, Haruki Murakami, Benjamin Netanyahu, António Guterres, Pedro Almodóvar, Mark Knopfler, Richard Gere, Sigourney Weaver, Anna Wintour, and Bruce Springsteen. Among people deceased in 1993, Pablo Escobar ranks 1After him are Audrey Hepburn, Federico Fellini, Rudolf Nureyev, Frank Zappa, William Golding, Erich Hartmann, Baudouin of Belgium, James Hunt, Turgut Özal, 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 271After him are Gabriel García Márquez (1927), Fernando Botero (1932), César Gaviria (1947), Juan Manuel Santos (1951), Shakira (1977), Carlos Valderrama (1961), René Higuita (1966), Carlos Valdes (1989), Nicolás Gómez Dávila (1913), Luis Carlos Galán (1943), and Francisco de Paula Santander (1792).

Among MAFIOSOS In Colombia

Among mafiosos born in Colombia, Pablo Escobar ranks 1After him are Griselda Blanco (1943).