Famous American drug dealer, Frank Lucas used to work in Harlem during the 1960s. He used to buy heroin from Golden Triangle source. He is famous because he was the one who cut out the middlemen in the drug trading. He used to heroin by using the coffins of an American serviceman who was dead. A film also has been made on his life titled American Gangster in which the actor Denzel Washington played his role. If you are interested in checking the net worth of Frank Lucas in 2018, then you can read this article ahead.
Early life & Biography
He was born on 9th September in the year 1930 in La Grange in North Carolina. He spent his childhood in Greensboro. He is the son of Fred Lucas and Mahalee. He entered into the crime world when he saw the death of his twelve years old cousin who was murdered by Ku Klux. He kept working as a pool hustler and remains involved in some petty crimes before he met Bumpy Johnson who was a famous gangster.
He got married to Juliana Ferrate who was a homecoming queen belonged to Puerto Rico. Both of them used to purchase expensive gifts for each other. She also had to remain behind bars for around five years because she worked in her husband’s criminal business. They started living separately for some years after she came out of jail and then she moved to Puerto Rico. Both of them reconciled in the year 2006.
She was again arrested in the year 2010 and was jailed for five years because she sold two kg of cocaine to an informant of FBI. Lucas had seven children with her, and at present, he is in a wheelchair because he got his legs broken in the car accident.
Career, Awards & Nominations
When Lucas died, he traveled to different places to break some rules going on in the Italian Mafia. He only used to trust his close relative and friends to handle his different heroin operations. He used to gain huge attention and wealth with his work as a drug dealer. He was sentenced to 70 years of Jail term, but for his safety, he was put into witness protection program in the year 1977. In the year 1984, he was arrested for exclaiming heroin with one-kilogram cocaine. He got a sentence of five years at that time, and then he came to jail in the year 1991.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Frank Lucas is $2 million which he has accumulated with his heroin dealing. In the year 1970, he purchased a coat for his wife for $125 thousand, and he also bought a hat of $40,000 for his wife in the same year. He has got no formal education, and he formed his international drug empire and accumulated a huge amount of wealth.
Frank Lucas was such famous drug dealer that a movie was also dramatized on him and it was released as American Gangster in the year 2007. The film gained huge recognition, and he was also excited about his movie. He also revealed that only some portion of the movie was true actually, but he loved the movie.
At present, he is in a wheelchair, and he got into it because he had an accident. He has seven sons, and now he is living in his home. He has lived a luxurious life, but he also had to face a lot of problems because of his criminal profession. He was responsible for setting up a huge drug empire in the country.