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The richest Gangsters and mob bosses In History

People often see criminals as petty people who only do little scams, but these guys got to another level. Here are the richest of the worst.


People get into crime for many reasons, however, there are some individuals who just get into this life because of the amount of money and power it could give to them.
And there are, of course, people that get so “good” into this “line of work” that they were able to raise ridiculous amounts of money.

In this article, we are going to be taking a look into some of the richest criminals in history, and how much money they were able to gather during their careers.

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5. Dawood Ibrahim ($6.7 billion in 2015)

According to India Today, Forbes pegged Dawood Ibrahim’s net worth at $6.7 billion in 2015.

He is the creator of the Mumbai crime organization D-Company, which served as the basis for Bollywood movies like Company.

Dawood Ibrahim is wanted as a worldwide terrorist and is allegedly connected to the Mumbai terror strikes.

A $25 million reward is available for information that can result in his capture, so you can take in the stunning sunsets in Dubai.

4. Semion Mogelivich ($10 billion in 2018)

Semion Mogelivich is said to have a $10 billion estimated net worth, but nobody knows for sure how much money the Russian crime lord who was born in Ukraine actually has to his name.

He has been wanted by the FBI for years, yet he keeps getting away from the cops. He has a free life in Moscow and is well-connected politically.

3. Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán ($14 billion in 2017)

 Due to his height of 168 cm (5 ft 6 in), Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, also known as “El Chapo,” or “Shorty” in Mexican Spanish, was once the head of the Sinaloa Cartel, an international criminal organization.

 He was regarded as one of the most potent drug dealers in the entire world.

According to a 2017 Forbes article, El Chapo was wanted by US authorities for at least $14 billion in assets.

He was being tried at the time for his involvement in narcotics trafficking. He was one of Mexico’s most powerful drug traffickers as the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, and he appears as a character in Narcos: Mexico.

2. Amado Carrillo Fuentes ($25 billion in 1997)


Amado Carrillo Fuentes, often known as “The Lord of the Skies,” was a character in the Narcos and Narcos: Mexico television series.

 He oversaw the Juaréz Cartel in reality, which transported drugs with sizable aircraft fleets.

The Independent calculated his net worth to be $25 billion after his passing in 1997, which equates to $56.8 billion in today’s dollars.

If the celebrities who regret their plastic surgery procedures aren’t enough to convince you to think twice, perhaps the drug lord’s demise will: He passed away as a result of complications from the plastic surgery procedure he underwent to alter his appearance so that law enforcement wouldn’t be able to apprehend him.

1.    Pablo Escobar ($30 billion in 1993)

Although Medellín is currently one of the greatest cities in Colombia to visit, it was once one of the world’s most dangerous cities when Pablo Escobar was in power.

The wealthy cocaine king once proposed to settle Colombia’s international debt.

 According to Bankrate, his estimated net worth at the time of his passing was $30 billion. He would rank among the top 10 richest persons in the world with an estimated $85.2 billion in today’s money.

 It makes sense that his life has been the focus of a number of films and TV shows, including Narcos.




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