#4 PABLO ESCOBAR ($155 Billion)
I guess we all know him. Some from the movies and some from tons of articles about the biggest drug cartel in the world, Pablo Escobar. Besides he had dozens of properties across Central America, his personal zoo, boats and cars, even submarine, due to the nature of the drug money, one cold night he fired $2 million just to keep his daughter warm and comfortable. He had so much money at that time in the 1980s that in the height of his power he brought in roughly $70 million a day/ $22 billion a year. At this time he supplied 80% of the world’s cocaine.
He was in Forbes list for the richest international billionaires for 7 years straight. Let’s not forget Forbes makes their estimates based on public records, and a man as intelligent as Pablo Escobar makes sure the majority of his net worth doesn’t really exist on paper. He was also known as ‘Robin-Hood’ for his good deeds, he always shared a percentage of his earnings with locals.
For the end, he was incarcerated in his self-made prison in 1991, where he could select who was imprisoned with him and who will be working in prison, also Colombian authorities were not allowed within 3 miles of his prison.