List Of Top 5 Richest Drug Lords In The World

by Business Watch Team

Whoever said crime does not pay did not mean it in terms of money. Because in making people filthy rich, some crimes do pay. Here are the top 5 richest drug lords in the world:

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán El Chapo is a former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the most powerful drug trafficking organizations in the world. According to Forbes, his net worth was estimated at $1 billion as of 2016. He was extradited to the United States in 2017 and was convicted on drug trafficking charges, among others.

El Chapo

El Chapo is said to be the richest drug lord to have ever lived.

Dawood Ibrahim: Dawood Ibrahim is an Indian crime boss who is believed to be involved in the drug trade, among other criminal activities. He is currently wanted by the Indian government and has been listed as a “global terrorist” by the United States. His net worth is estimated to be around $6.7 billion.


He is still alive. He is wanted by the government of India for terrorism.

Rafael Caro Quintero: Caro Quintero is a former leader of the Guadalajara Cartel, a Mexican drug trafficking organization. He is known for his involvement in the murder of DEA agent Enrique Camarena in 1985. He was arrested in 1985 but was released from prison in 2013 due to a technicality. His net worth is unknown.

Rafael Caro Quintero

Rafael Caro Quintero. He is believed to be still alive.

Khun Sa: Khun Sa was a Burmese drug lord who was known as the “Opium King.” He controlled a large portion of the opium trade in Southeast Asia during the 1970s and 1980s. His net worth was estimated at $5 billion at the time of his death in 2007.

Khun Sa

Khun Sa

Amado Carrillo Fuentes: Fuentes was a Mexican drug lord who was known as the “Lord of the Skies” due to his use of airplanes to transport drugs. He was the leader of the Juárez Cartel and is believed to have been one of the most powerful drug traffickers in the world during the 1990s. His net worth was estimated at $25 billion at the time of his death in 1997.

Amado Carrillo Fuentes

Amado Carrillo Fuentes

It’s important to note that estimates of the net worth of drug lords are often speculative and difficult to verify. Additionally, drug trafficking is a dangerous and illegal activity that has caused significant harm to individuals and communities around the world.

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