More than two decades after his death, Pablo Escobar remains as well known as he was during his heyday as the head of the Medellin drug cartel.
Notoriously violent, powerful and ruthless, Escobar ruled the Colombian cocaine trade during the '80s and early '90s. “We called him the inventor of narco terrorism.
During the height of the cocaine trade in the mid '80s, Pablo Escobar was one of the richest men alive with a net worth of $30 billion.
Escobar himself was not so lucky: Colombian law enforcement finally caught up to the fugitive Escobar on December 2, 1993, in a middle-class neighborhood in Medellin. A firefight ensued and, as Escobar tried to escape across a series of rooftops, he and his bodyguard were shot and killed.
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