Pablo Escobar Facts – 38 Interesting Facts About Pablo Escobar
Facts About Pablo Escobar
His earnings peaked and stood at 30 billion dollars.
He featured seven times in a row in Forbes billionaire list and reached the seventh position in 1989.
It is believed that 10% of his wealth was lost every year due to spoilage caused by rats.
Escobar found ingenious methods to smuggle drugs including in plane tires. He paid pilots $500,000 per shipment.
Escobar had once offered to pay Colombia’s debt amounting to $10 billion to change its laws of extradition to prevent him from being deported to the US.
Escobar’s had a personal fleet which included 142 planes, 20 helicopters besides 32 yachts, and 141 homes and offices.
Escobar even bought two submarines to smuggle drugs into the United States
At the peak of Drug Trade, Escobar was transporting 15 tons of cocaine every day.
The unique geographical location of Colombia, proximity to the biggest market of drugs, the US, and a thriving coca cultivation gave opportunities which Pablo grabbed to slowly set up his drug empire.