Mexican Drug Lord Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman Loera, one of the biggest suppliers of cocaine to the U.S. is the newest Mexican billionaires, the Capo of the Sinaloa/Federacion cartel one of Mexico's most violent cartel is now enjoying life like a rock star.
Guzman was arrested in Guatemala on June 9, 1993 and extradited to Mexico; he was then transferred to the CEFERESO No. 2 located in the state of Jalisco. In January 19, 2001, he escaped, apparently hidden inside a laundry van; according to officials, seventy-eight people have been implicate in his escape plan. Guzman regained control of the Sinaloa Cartel, and in an effort to cut down competitors, the Gulf Cartel, The Juarez Cartel and the Tijuana Cartel, on the U.S.-Mexico border, created chaos that led to President Felipe Calderon to deploy the Mexican Army and federal police on the streets.
The Sinaloa Cartel controls 80% of Peru's coca production and is the only Mexican cartel that distributes drugs from coast to coast in U.S. In march 2008, the Guatemalan government reported that Guzman may have been tied to a gun battle in their country that left ten gunmen death. Three days later, the Honduran government reported that they were investigating whether he was hiding in Honduras. The U.S goverment is offering a 5 million reward for his capture.
Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman
Forbes List: #701
Net Worth : $1.0 Bil.
Fortune: self made
Source: Drug Trafficking