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The Drug Lord Who Burnt $2million Just To Keep His Daughter Warm

Sometimes we do crazy things, when there is a huge stack of cash lying around. This was the case for Pablo Escobar Gaviria ( Head of the medellin cartel), the most powerful drug trafficker in the 1980s and early 90s.


Pablo Escobar Gaviria, was born on December 1, 1949. He was a Colombian national and was regarded by many as the "King of Cocaine". At a point Escobar supplied 80% of the world's cocaine and made $420million per week.

He was so wealthy that he once burnt an estimated $2million, just to keep his daughter warm. According to reports, he noticed that his daughter Manuela was hypothermic at a mountain hideout. He reportedly burnt the whopping sum, so she could recover. Reports suggest that he also used the fire to cook.


Although Escobar was very philanthropic, he was also very ruthless - handling problems with "Plata O Plomo" meaning " Silver" (Bribes) or "Lead" (Bullets). 

He once said he preferred to have a grave in Colombia, than a jail in the U.S. 


Escobar was shot dead on December 2, 1993, as he tried to escape. He died at the age of 44.



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