Who are the richest drug dealers of all time? 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!
Richest Drug Dealers Photo Gallery:
#20 Frank Lucas - Net Worth $52 Million
#19 Jose Figueroa Agosto - 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 JoaquiÂn 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.
The Richest Drug Dealers:
- #20 George Jung – Net Worth $10 Thousand
- #19 Nicky Barnes – Net Worth $500 Thousand
- #18 Freeway Ricky Ross – Net Worth $1 Million
- #17 Frank Lucas – Net Worth $1.5 Million
- #16 José Figueroa Agosto – Net Worth $100 Million
- #15 Paul Lir Alexander – Net Worth $170 Million
- #14 Zhenli Ye Gon – Net Worth $300 Million
- #13 Joseph Kennedy – Net Worth $400 Million
- #12 Rafael Caro Quintero – Net Worth $650 Million
- #11 Joaquín 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
What about Sammy gravada?
Kennedy bootlegger like Capone..that was the drug of choice in 20s..not narcotics
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Much respect to what you all are doing. Your mom had to do what she needed to do. At least she didn’t take down countless of innocence. If history is as says she was a good business woman. That is what we she see.
Much love to your business and show.
if the chance will be given to me i shall work hard with the best of my knowledge and experince
You Guy forgot Frank Matthews & Leslie ike Atkinson
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I have much respect especially the gueen mi quidison my insperation and also you the prince and his beautiful wife maria te amo everone
Fabio ochoa is in federal prison since 2001….
Wait, Joseph Kennedy Sr? The nice Catholic boy who screwed everyone and kept poor wife, Rose, pregnant for a LOT of years? The one who had his teen daughter lobotimized? THAT one? Dear lord, what drugs did they have way back then? But yeah, it sounds about right!
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My Idol is Griselda.
Joseph Kennedy? is this a joke? only thing close to “drug trafficking” are RUMORS that he participated in bootlegging during Prohibition. the vast majority of his wealth is easily traceable to his real estate dealings and LEGAL whiskey distribution rights after Prohibition ended.
Unbelievable how much money these people make. I would just do enough to get by and retire before I got busted or killed. GREED will get you every time.
No Frank Matthews ?