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Let’s Talk About It | 25 Richest Drug Dealers of All Time

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Society’s fascination with Notorious gangsters and drug lords is an American pastime. Although these men and women are immortalized in the hood and in Hip Hop. Most died in the final chapter of life or are currently serving multiple life sentences or living comfortably as police informants, their extravagant tales of endless money, power usually end in tragedy. Who are the richest drug dealers of all time?

Pure Blanco points out that “the people on this list make Tony Montana look like Tony the Tiger. People become drug dealers because it’s still the only profession where someone without a college education can become one of the richest people on the planet in just a few years. It’s also one of the only professions where people are trying to kill or arrest you every single day. But the real money isn’t in the hand to hand drug dealing you see on city corners, if you want to become insanely wealthy you need to either supply or transport wholesale amounts of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine or marijuana. We’re talking about the kingpins, the drug lords, the real bosses. Until you’ve reached these levels, you really are just a small timer.

The more drugs you are able to wholesale, the more money you will make… assuming you don’t get caught by the DEA or gunned down by a rival cartel. But who are the richest drug lords in history? This was a very popular debate on the CelebrityNetWorth facebook page so we took it upon ourselves to settle it once and for all with the following list. The research took two weeks because we kept uncovering new kingpins and information that absolutely blew our minds. There are definitely some familiar faces on this list who have been made famous by big budget Hollywood movies, but there are also some people here who you’ve probably never even heard of, so click the image below to launch our gallery of the 20 richest drug dealers of all time!”



24. Rayful Edmond-Net Worth: $50 Million


22. Frank Lucas – Net Worth $52 Million

21. Demetrius ‘Big Meech’ Flenory BMF- Net Worth: $100 Million


20. Jose Figueroa Agosto – Net Worth $100 Million

19. Frank Matthews-Net Worth $100 million

18. George Jung – Net Worth $100 Million

17. Nicky Barnes – Net Worth $105 Million

16. Paul Lir Alexander – Net Worth $170 Million

15. Zhenli Ye Gon – Net Worth $300 Million

14. Joseph Kennedy – Net Worth $400 Million

13. Freeway Ricky Ross – Net Worth $600 Million

12. Rafael Caro Quintero – Net Worth $650 Million

11. Joaqui­n Loera AKA Chapo Guzman – Net Worth $1 Billion

10. Al Capone – Net Worth $1.3 Billion

9. Griselda Blanco – Net Worth $2 Billion

8. Carlos Lehder – Net Worth $2.7 Billion

7. The Orejuela Brothers – Net Worth $3 Billion

6. Jose Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha – Net Worth $5 Billion

5. Khun Sa – Net Worth $5 Billion

4 The Ochoa Brothers – Net Worth $6 Billion

3. Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar – Net Worth $6.7 Billion

2 Amado Carrillo Fuentes – Net Worth $25 Billion

1. Pablo Escobar – Net Worth $30 Billion

Fabio Ochoa – Net Worth: Unknown.