Who Is Pablo Escobar?
A Colombian drug lord and narcotics terrorist with Colombian roots, Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was found dead on 2 December 1993.
In the 1980s and early 1990s, Escobar trades cocaine the country of his birth from his drug company in the United States. His estimated wealth at the time of his death was 30 billion US dollars, equivalent to 59 billion US dollars today.
He was born in Rionegro and grew up in 2nd largest city of Colombia (Medellín). What people do not know is that during his 17-year reign as the Colombian Cocaine Minister, he ordered the killing of thousands of people, including judges, members of the government and people seeking the presidency.
Pablo was the second of seven children, raised in a middle-class society influenced by cocaine and marijuana, trading. His father, Abel, was a hardworking cattle farmer, and his mother, Hermida, was a schoolteacher.
Although Escobar briefly attended the Universidad Autónoma Latinoamericana of Medellín, he abandoned his studies and instead got involved in criminal activities, committing car theft and selling illegal cigarettes.
Pablo Escobar earns the highest-ranking among the people born in 1949. He is followed by Meryl Streep, Niki Lauda, Haruki Murakami, Benjamin Netanyahu, António Guterres, Pedro Almodóvar, Some of people who died in 1993 include Mark Knopfler, Richard Gere, Sigourney Weaver, Anna Wintour, and Bruce Springsteen. Pablo Escobar is the first person to die in that year.
He earned more than a million dollars a day at the height of his power, but in the end, he had to live as a refugee in the Colombian jungle. He died on the roof of his city, where he fell in love with a magnificent man.
Coca, Colombia’s most valuable commodity, was primarily produced by Escobar. His net worth estimates at $30 billion. The Medellin Drug Cartel – Pablo Escobar’s main source – controls about 80% of the global cocaine market.
Though he was in custody, the man was able to smuggle billions of dollars worth of cocaine into the United States through the Medellin Cartel. Forbes Magazine even tipped the authorities off to his wealth.
In part because of his wealth and power, Pablo Escobar took bribes from officials or executed them for refusing to take his money. With the assistance of his contacts, Escobar escaped in 1992 and stayed in hiding until he was killed by Colombian soldiers in 1995.