Top 5 Richest Criminals in the World with their Net-Worth!

Pablo Escobar - top 5 richest criminals
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Let’s explore the top 5 richest criminals in the world with their net worth. The fastest way to earn lots of money is through taking high risks which includes illegal activities such as crimes. Many criminals end up dead before they can enjoy their fortune but only a few live through to enjoy their good fortune by taking a right decision to stop at the right time. In the early period of 20th century criminals made a fortune by selling liquor which were prohibited. Then in the seventies the criminals made their fortune through the trade of heroin. And presently the wealthy criminals make their fortune from trade of cocaine through Colombia to Mexico and then to the United States.

Now, Let’s start our list of epic top 5 richest criminals in the world with their net-worth!

5. Dawood Ibrahim

Richest living criminal

With the net worth of more than 6.7 billion dollars, Dawood Ibrahim is the fifth richest criminals in the world. Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar was born in 26 December 1955 who is an Indian crime lord and a drug dealer. Involved in crimes since 1976 to present is a gangster, criminal, mobster and drug dealer. He runs the organization called D-Company which he started with his brother Shabir Ibrahim who got killed by the rival Pathan Gang. Dawood has criminal charges of organised crime, drug trafficking, extrotion, targeted killing and terrorism. He has also been wanted since 1993 by India and United States.

Son of constable of Mumbai police, Dawood got involved in crimes from his teenage by getting engaged in fraud, robbery and other petty crimes. He expanded his crimes in 1990s to more than 5000 members. With Chhota Rajan as second person in command D-Company brought tens of crores of rupees in revenue. Dawood is named as the major mastermind behind the 1993 Mumbai Attacks which caused many casualties.

4. Leona Helmsley

Leona Helmsley - Richest women criminal

With the net worth of more than 8 billion dollars, Leona Helmsley is the third among top 5 richest criminals in the world. She was an American businesswoman and convicted felon. Also known for her meanness thus known as Queen of Mean is the richest women among the criminals in the world. Leona Mindy Roberts Helmsley was born in July 4,1920 and died in August 20, 2007 in USA. She died due to congestive heart failure.

3. Semion Mogilevich

Semion Mogilevich - third richest criminal

With the net worth of more than 10 billion dollars, Semion Mogilevich is the third among top 5 richest criminals in the world. Mogilevich who was depicted as the bosses of bosses by the criminal organizations of most Russian mafia partners around the world. Semion was known to build a huge criminal empire and regarded as ‘the most dangerous mobster on the planet’ by the FBI. He is blamed by FBI for crimes such as weapons dealing, extortion, drug dealing, prostitution and contract murders on a global scale.. His nicknames included ‘Don Seymon’ and ‘The Brainy Don.’ Currently he lives in Moscow with his three kids.

2. Amado Carillo Fuentes

top 5 richest criminals

With the net worth of more than 25 billion dollars at the time of his death which equals 40 billion dollars at present value, he is the second among top 5 richest criminals in the world. Amado became the chairman after killing Rafael Aguilar Guajarado of Mexican Juarez Cartel. For his collection of private fleet of planes which included 22 private and 727 jetliners he was known as the ‘Lord of the Skies.’ All these private fleet of planes were used to bring the cocaine from Colombia to Mexico and then to United States. Finally he died in 1997 when trying to alter his appearance through plastic surgery.

1. Pablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar - top 5 richest criminals

With the net worth of 30 billion dollars at the time of his death in 1993 which equals to present 59 million dollars, Pablo Escobar is the richest criminal in the world. Born in 1st December 1949, Pablo died in 2nd December, 1993. A narco terrorist and the Colombian drug master, Pablo was the head of Medelin Cartel. His cartel earned billions of dollars by selling the cocaine into the US in the 1980s and 1990s. He was named as the seventh richest man in the world by the Forbes magazine. Pablo was killed by Colombian forces with the help of US intelligence after he escaped from Colombian prison. For the amount of wealth he accumulated by cocaine he is named as the ‘King of Cocaine.’

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