What is El Chapo net worth in 2018? How much wealth did El Chapo have before being caught? Well, El Chapo is a Mexican drug lord who was the leader of Sinaloa Cartel which is an international drug trafficking, and money laundering syndicate. El Chapo was viewed as one of the most powerful Criminal in the world, others viewed him as the biggest drug lord of all time, others referred to him as the godfather of the drug world, and the US labeled him public enemy number one and the most ruthless dangerous and feared man on earth.
El Chapo became the top drug kingpin in 2003 after Osiel Cardenas Guillen who was considered the most powerful drug trafficker around the globe was caught. El Chapo’s Sinaloa Cartel has been responsible for the multi-ton cocaine shipments in the U.S and not just cocaine but also marijuana, heroin, ecstasy and other drugs. Before El Chapo capture in January 2017, he was captured in 1993 and jailed for 20 years where he escaped in 2001 from jail, he was captured again in 2014, but in 2015 he escaped from jail through a tunnel which was around 1.5 km long. Today we shall look at Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera alias El Chapo net worth in 2018 and also reveal a few things you probably don’t know about El Chapo.
Born Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera in 1954/1957, El Chapo is the son of Maria Perez and Emilio Bustillos who gave birth to him in Sinaloa, Mexico. He was raised in the suburbs together with his many siblings. El Chapo’s education background is not well known. However, it is reported that he left school at his 3rd grade and moiled at his father’s opium poppy plantations.
On relationship matters, El Chapo has been married to at least four women. He wedded his first wife, Alexandrina Maria Salazar Hernandez in 1997 and his fourth wife Emma Coronel Aispuro in 2007. Today he is a father to at least ten children who are known.
El Chapo emerged as a drug trafficker at the age of 15 where he planted and sold his own marijuana. He became a pro in the 1970s after working for drug master Hector Palma and shipped drugs via planes to the Mexico-US outskirt. He was later introduced to another drug master called Felix Gallardo and started working as his driver until he won his trust to work as his right-hand man. In 1987, he was identified by the US police wherein a period of 3 years he was alleged to deliver 4,700 kg of cocaine and 2,000 kg of marijuana which grossed an estimate of $1.5 million. Due to this, Palma and he invented other methods to deliver drugs which were through underground subways and casing cocaine into chili pepper containers.
Between 1989 and 1993 El Chapo and his men had a feud with the Tijuana Cartels. The two mafias began killing each other’s family to get revenge where many people lost their lives during the clashes. Due to the massacre the Mexican president, Carlos Salinas De Gortari convicted the attack and called the police and the citizens to help in their arrest. His pictures were publicised, and he run to hide but soon put behind bars by the Guatemalan army in 1993. He was accused of bribery, drug selling, and other criminal acts and therefore jailed for a period of almost 21 years.
El Chapo was the wealthiest man among the drug lords at the time of his arrest where his drug empire business continued despite him being arrested. He escaped from prison in 2001 and became a fugitive of the US and Mexican governments inclusive of the INTERPOL. The Mexicans granted $3.8 million while the US granted $5 million to whoever finds him or helps in finding him. In 2014, he was captured by the Mexican government while hiding in Mazatlan, Sinaloa.
He escaped again in 2015 through a tunnel but was captured later the following year. Over the years El Chapo has associated with many drug lords including some of his family members, his predecessor Miguel Gallardo and his successor Ishmael Garcia.
On El Chapo Awards and Achievements, El Chapo has not received any official award although between 2009 and 2011 he was ranked among the Most Powerful People by Forbes magazine. He was also recognized as the biggest drug lord of all time and the 2nd most powerful person in Mexico. He is regarded as the godfather of the drug world and the kingpin.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
Guzman alias El Chapo net worth is estimated to be around $4 to $5 billion. The information on El Chapo net worth is not verifiable, and no one can give an accurate figure on El Chapo net worth fortune. El Chapo net worth fortune is from the sale of narcotics around the world through his organization Sinaloa Cartel. Its estimated that Sinaloa Cartel had shipped over 500 tons of cocaine, and other drugs such as marijuana, heroin, ecstasy and others in the United States. Today the U.S government is seeking to forfeiture over $14 billion in cash proceeds from narcotic sales from El Chapo which he has earned over three decades criminal career. It’s reported that being a Mexican drug lord one can earn around $20 billion a year.
10 Facts You Need To Know About El Chapo
Everyone around the world has heard a thing or two about El Chapo and he is not a new man to us. Due to El Chapo Sinaloa cartel, the streets of Columbia, Mexico, US, and many other countries are filled with drugs trafficked and distributed by the cartel. Today we are going to reveal a few things you probably don’t know about El Chapo “the godfather of the drug world”.
1. El Chapo has escaped from prison twice the first time in 2001 and the second time in 2015
2. El Chapo is a Mexican jargon that means a short person.
3. One of his sons was murdered by 40 gunmen.
4. In 2011, he was named as the tenth wealthiest man in Mexico with $1 billion net worth.
5. El Chapo has aided in trafficking of over 500 tons of cocaine in the United States.
6. He threatened ISIS for disrupting his drug business in their territories and even wrote an email to its leaders.
7. He owned a farm of marijuana at the age of 15.
8. Some of his children are American citizens since they were born in the United States.
9. Few songs out there were written about him and praising him.
10. Some of his ways of smuggling drugs in the US were digging tunnels and packing some in the fire extinguishers, and even in containers labeled chili powder.
El Chapo net worth remains a mystery to many and considering he now in jail, and this is drug money, no one can really give an accurate value of his wealth. But now that he has been captured we hope he will be answerable to his crimes.