World’s richest don:As soon as we hear words like gangster, crime lord, drug king, underworld don, the first thought that comes to our mind is that we should not maintain relations with any of them. Yes, everyone is interested in spicy news about him.
As horrifying as their stories and exploits are, their lives are equally luxurious. Whatever be the source of income of the villains, one’s eyes go wide after hearing about their wealth. Introducing the 10 richest gangsters in the world. This list is not based on money.
The cocaine trade in Colombia was under Escobar. Forbes declared Escobar the richest person in the world for 7 years running. Based on public records, Forbes estimated Escobar’s wealth in 1989 and wrote that he was worth $3 billion. This was a very small amount. According to reports, Escobar paid off Colombia’s national debt, which at that time was $10 billion! According to another report, Escobar was worth $30 billion.
2. Dawood Ibrahim
The 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts were planned by Dawood Ibrahim. Dawood’s name is in the list of global terrorists. According to reports, Dawood has links with Al-Qaeda. Dawood’s net worth is said to be $6.7 billion.
3. Semion Mogilevich
Semien was involved in wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, contract killing, drug trafficking, arms smuggling etc. Mogilevich’s name was at the top of the Russian mafia. Mogilevich’s net worth is said to be $10 billion.
4. Al Capone
Al Capone is said to be the most dangerous and richest gangster in the world. Capone ran illegal liquor, prostitution and gambling rackets. Capone’s income from these businesses was approximately $100 million annually. Capone bribed policemen, judges, and even the mayor! According to reports, Capone employed 600 gangsters, who protected Capone’s business from other gangs.
5. Frank Lucas
In the 1960–70s he established himself in the heroin business. With the help of his East Asian contacts, Lucas destroyed the Italian Mafia business during the Vietnam War. Lucas claims he sold $1 million worth of heroin in one day!
6.Jose Figueroa Agosto
Puerto Rico’s drug lord Jose Figueroa Agosto made millions from drugs. A driver steals a shipment of cocaine, Agosto kills him, and after being found guilty of the crime, Agosto is sentenced to 200 years in prison. He came out of jail with fake documents and never lived again. There was a time when Agostoni controlled 90% of the drug trade from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico. One website estimated that Agosto was worth $100 million.
7. Amado Carrillo Fuentes
Amado Carrillo Fuentes, aka Lord of the Skies, was the head of the Mexican Juarez Cartel. Fuentes had an aircraft fleet that included 22 private, 727 jet aircraft. These planes were used to supply cocaine. Fuentes had a net worth of $25 billion.
8. Griselda Blanco
Griselda Blanco aka Black Widow aka the Cocaine Queen of Miami. In the 70-80s he was a drug lord of Pablo Escobar’s cartel. According to reports, Blanco’s net worth was $2 billion. He and Madeleine were also killed by contract killers, who were known for Blanco contract killings. Who says there is no ‘profit’ in crime?