Do you know the biggest drug lord, the kingpin of the criminal world, El Chapo? A real-life Godfather who has been considered the most powerful man by Forbes in 2009 & 11? His life is bumpy, yet fascinating in terms of his criminal career in the narcotics business. Don’t you want to dig into the life of the most feared, ruthless & dangerous person? He, who trafficked drugs by every means he could, including packaging in chili pepper containers? Let’s quickly know how much the net worth of El Chapo in 2018 is given his & his family’s substantial involvement in drug dealing.
Early Life & Biography:
Born to father Emilio Bustillos and mother Maria Perez, El Chapo’s birth name was Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera. His birth year is not precisely known, but he was born in either 1954 or 1957. He grew up in the suburbs of Sinaloa, Mexico with his other siblings. Just as his other info remains mysterious, his educational background is also not known, but reports suggest that he dropped out of school in grade 3. His father had opium poppy plantations, and he used to be there for a good amount of time.
El Chapo had several relationships and wedded four women in his life. He married his first spouse Alexandrina Maria Salazar in 1997. In 2007, he married his fourth wife, Emma Coronel. From all his marriages, he has fathered 10 children at least as reported.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
El Chapo was into drugs from the early age of 15. He planted his own marijuana and sold it to earn money, thereby supporting his family which was mismanaged by his father before. His professional drug business got a kick start when he worked for Hector Palma, a drug master in Mexico. Under his leadership, El Chapo trafficked drugs by planes on the outskirts of Mexico-US.
He then became the right hand of Felix Gallardo, another drug dealer. The US police identified him in 1987 when he allegedly delivered cocaine & marijuana worth $1.5 million. Palma and El Chapo, after the incident, used alternate ways to deliver drugs.
Tijuana and El Chapo had a mass conflict which killed their families and many other people during 1989 and 1993. After the massacre, the Mexican President announced their arrest calling the police. He was then arrested in 1983 and was jailed for 21 years. He managed to escape jail in 2001, and a prize of $3.8 million was announced in Mexico and $5 million on his spotting. He was then finally arrested by the Mexican government in 2014.
Again escaping through an underground tunnel in 2015 he was soon re-captured.
Though there is no Award that could honor him, he is regarded as the most significant drug lord and also the 2nd most influential person in Mexico.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Much of the information about El Chapo’s fortune remains confidential, but according to some estimates, he has a net worth of almost $5 billion. His organization Sinaloa Cartel sells narcotics throughout the world making him a good income. The organization as the reports say has delivered more than 500 tons of cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy, heroines, etc. in the US alone. A Mexican drug lord through a good business in Mexico can accumulate over $20 billion annually, while El Chapo being a drug master must have heaped a lot. The U.S government itself will receive more than $14 billion in cash from El Chapo of his narcotics sale.
El Chapo has given the U.S & Mexican governments a good run ever since he has been arrested. He has earned a lot, which however remains mysterious as he is in prison. He is definitely not the one harvesting benefit from his wealth, but sure has wide fame & few songs written praising him to his name. Bottom line: Crime is Crime, and no criminal can escape the legal bindings.