The founder and only boss of the Medellín Cartel was Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria, a Colombian drug lord and narcoterrorist who lived from 1 December 1949 until 2 December 1993. Escobar, known as “the king of cocaine,” accumulated an estimated net worth of US$30 billion by the time of his death, which would be equivalent to $70 billion in 2022. In the 1980s and the early 1990s, his drug cartel controlled the majority of the cocaine traffic into the United States.
Did Pablo Escobar give to the poor?
Escobar’s impact is still debatable; despite widespread condemnation of the heinousness of his actions, many Colombians saw him as a “Robin Hood-like” character who gave the impoverished numerous conveniences.
He built hospitals, stadiums, and housing for the poor. He even sponsored local soccer teams.
Over 25,000 people attended his burial and grieved his death. In addition, Hacienda Nápoles, his private estate, has been turned into a theme park. Additionally, a lot of music, cinema, and television have dramatised or drawn inspiration from his life.