If you are talking about the world’s greatest outlaw and cocaine traffickers, then Pablo Escobar will top the list. Born on the December 1, 1949 in Antioquia, Colombia, Escobar was regarded as the richest and most successful criminal in world history. Forbes magazine rated him as the seventh richest man in the world in 1989, with an estimated personal fortune of US$25 billion.
Also known as the king of Cocaine, Escobar entered Colombian politics offering to pay a national debt of US$ 10 billion. He died on December 2, 1993 in Medellin Colombia due to a gunshot. Some believe it was a suicide, while on the other hand, reports state that he was gunned down in an encounter with the Columbian Police.
Pablo Escobar Parents -Abel de Jesus Escobar Echeverri and Hermilda Gaviria
The world’s greatest outlaw and cocaine trafficker was born to Abel de Jesus Escobar Echeverri, a simple farmer. Able was married to Hermilda Gaviria. The couple was blessed with seven kids, out of which Pablo was the third one. Pablo’s mother Hermilda Gaviria was an elementary school teacher.
Pablo Escobar Siblings – Robert Escobar
Half Blind and Half Deaf, Robert Escobar, 63, was the cartel’s main accountant. On the contrary, unlike his image portrayedRobert Escobar has a number of other facets to show. From being a prisoner, a prizewinning cyclist, an accountant, a horse trainer to a writer, he spent 10 years in jail for his drug-related crimes. His first book was written while he was in jail titled “The Accountant’s Story” that describes his experiences working with his brother. He was once the head of the Medellin cartel and was the first ever drug trafficker to feature in the Forbes rich list.
Little is known about his other siblings and their identities:
Luis Fernando Escobar Gaviria (Brother)
Alba Escobar Gaviria (Sister)
Gloria Inés Escobar Gaviria (Sister)
Argemiro Escobar Gaviria(Brother)
Luz María Escobar(Sister)
Pablo Escobar Spouse – Maria Victoria Henao Vellejo
Pablo Escobar married Maria Victoria Henao Vellejo in the year 1976. At the age, Pablo was 26 years old while Maria Victoria Henao Vellejo was a 15-year-old. The couple had two children, Juan Pablo and Manuela. Pablo Escobar was famous for having a number of mistresses and constant affairs, despite of the odds Maria Victoria Henao Vellejo stood by her. He was married to Maria until his demise.
Children of Pablo Escobar and Maria Victoria Henao Vellejo
Born – 6th October 1971
Manuela was born in Brownsville, Cameron County. It is stated that while on escape, Pablo Escobar had burned down more than two million dollars currency in order to protect and warm up his daughter from the cold, while they were hiding at a farm in the mountains, close to the city of Medellin.
Juan Pablo Escobar
Born – 1978
Also known as, Sebastian Marroquín, Juan was born in the year 1978 in Medellin, Colombia. He is the only son of the cocaine king. The Killing of Pablo Escobar was done by Police after locating and making a call to Juan Pablo Escobar by another famous gangster. After the gunning down, entire family fled to Mozambique. Then they moved ahead to Argentina, where they acquired a citizenship. After the exile, Juan took up a new name Sebastián Marroquín and moved ahead graduating from college with a degree in architecture. Marroquín is currently based in Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires, Argentina, as an architect where he lives with his wife and daughter.
Pablo Escobar has been rated as the seventh richest man in the world, he has a net worth of $25 Billion. He has been rated as one of the top ten richest gangsters of the world. With a long lost legacy and his Robin Hood, Escobar is a famous name in Columbia.