This name uses Spanish namingcustoms; the first or paternal family name is Escobar and the second or maternal family name is Gaviria.
Pablo Escobar |
Born | December 1, 1949Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia |
Died |December 2, 1993 (aged 44)Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia |
Alias(es) | El Patrón, Don Pablo,El Señor, El Mágico |
Conviction(s) | drug trafficking and smuggling, assassinations, bombing, bribery,racketeering, money laundering, murder, political corruption |
Status | Deceased |
Occupation | Head of the Medellín Cartel |
Spouse | Maria Victoria Henao |
Children | Juan Pablo, Manuela Escobar |Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria (December 1, 1949 – December 2, 1993) was a Colombian drug lord. Often referred to as the "World's Greatest Outlaw", he was perhaps the most elusive cocaine traffickerever to have lived. He is regarded as the richest and most successful criminal in world history. In 1989, Forbes magazine declared Escobar as the seventh richest man in the world, with an estimatedpersonal fortune of US$ 9 billion. He owned innumerable luxury residences and automobiles and, in 1986, he attempted to enter Colombian politics, even offering to pay off the nation's US$ 10billion national debt. It is said that Pablo Escobar once burned US$ 2 million in cash just to keep warm while on the run.
Contents [hide] * 1 Early life * 2 Rise to power * 3Height of power * 4 Personal life * 4.1 La Catedral prison * 4.2 Search Bloc and Los Pepes * 5 Death and afterward * 5.1 Exhumation * 5.2 Virginia Vallejo'sversion * 5.3 Relatives * 6 Quotes * 7 Popular depiction * 8 References * 9 External links |
Escobar was born in the village of Rionegro in...