Who is the richest drug lord in Mexico, is his fortune greater than that of Griselda Blanco or Pablo Escobar?

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Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán is one of the drug lords who tops the list of the bosses who have achieved a great fortune.

In recent years, the world of drug trafficking has undergone a series of changes, with the fall of some bosses and the exit and rise of others, who have managed to create a criminal empire, to such an extent that they have become the wealthiest people in the world, such is the case of Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, who appeared in Forbes magazine.

Although some of them have already died, they left their families large inheritances, the product of their successful operations of illicit origin, while they are hidden from the authorities.

The one who heads this list is Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, who has a fortune of 4 billion dollars, as a result of his operations for the Sinaloa Cartel, where he served as leader for the past three decades, currently he is in a prison in the United States, serving a life sentence.

Pablo Escobar The former leader of the Medellín Cartel has achieved a wealth of 3 billion dollars, the product of his work in drug trafficking during the 80s, which even led him to be considered the seventh richest man in the world, according to Forbes magazine.

Griselda Blanco ‘The Cocaine Godmother’ as she is also known achieved a fortune of 2 billion dollars, she was a famous Colombian drug trafficker, who had a fundamental role in drug trafficking in Miami during the 1970s and 1980s.

Khun Sa Khun Sa, was a drug trafficker from Myanmar who operated the United Shan Army. Khun Sa was heavily involved in the opium trade and his fortune was one billion dollars.

Amado Carrillo ‘The Lord of the Skies’, was a Mexican drug trafficker who led the Juárez Cartel, which led him to generate a fortune of one billion dollars, the product of drug trafficking to the United States and his alliance with Ismael ‘El Mayo’ Zambada.

What happened to ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s fortune

After learning about the great fortune that ‘The Lord of the Mountain’ has, in 2019, the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, argued that he wanted to confiscate the assets of the capo, with which he could strengthen the Institute to Return to the People what was Stolen.

“I believe that everything that is confiscated and has to do with Mexico has to be returned to Mexico, to all Mexicans, and in that the Government of the United States will also agree to deliver to us what belongs to Mexico, but you have to do the procedures because I do not remember that before the return of the resources was requested”, argued AMLO.

Source: Infobae