Gangsters or the figureheads of the criminal underworld have long continued to battle the police and the authorities. Organized crime is found in each and every country of the world. The mafia bosses deal in drugs, contract killing, extortion, smuggling, prostitution etc. and are consistently up in arms against the law enforcement agencies. Many of such gangsters have become something of a legend.
There are many famous underworld groups such as the Cosa Nostra, Bader Meinhof gang and the D company controlled by Dawood Ibrahim among others. The gangsters become insanely rich through their ill gotten wealth and use this money to buy their way through the law. Gangsters are often called the richest men on earth.
There are the top ten most richest gangsters of the world in year 2017.
10. Frank Lucas
Frank Lucas dealt in Heroin in the states of New Jersey and New York. This drug smuggler was notorious in the 1960s and 1970s. The announced estimate of the assets of this gangster is around $52 million. He is tenth in the list of most rich gangsters for this year.
9. Al Capone
Al Capone was a notorious gangster during the 1930s. He was arrested by the police and was in detention for a long period of life. Despite his arrest he remained a very effective gangster. The estimate of his total assets is $100 million. He is at the ninth position in the list of most rich gangsters of this year.
8. Griselda Blanco
Bianco was a female gangster and was considered the queen of cocaine business in Miami. It is estimated that she used to acquire $80 million per month through her cocaine business. She was sent to a correctional facility towards the last years of 1970s. She occupies the eighth position in the list of most rich gangsters of this year.
7. Joaquin El Chapo
He was a top drug dealer in Mexico. The drug business is highly lucrative and he acquired an estimated $5 billion through his drug empire. He was detained in the year 1993 and was also in the FBI’s most wanted list. He is seventh in the list of most rich gangsters of this year.
6. Anthony fat Tony
He was considered by the police to be the top gangster of America in the year 1988. The gangster became a top figure of the criminal underbelly of the society and amassed billions of dollars from his criminal activities. He is at the sixth position in the list of most rich gangsters of this year.
5. Carlos Lehder
Carlos was the kingpin of cocaine business in Columbia, which is the hub of cocaine. He also controlled various organizations of medications. He was a very dangerous man and the authorities had to tread cautiously to deal with him. He amassed many billions from his illegal businesses and is placed in the fifth position in the list of most rich gangsters of this year.
4. Meyer lansky
He was a Jewish gangster. This gangster was known for his excellent skills in the card game. He was a dangerous gangster who also appeared in the United States. The law enforcement agencies tried to nab him but never got close to him because the clever man never left any evidence. He died at the age of 83. He amassed huge wealth from his crimes and is placed at the fourth position in the list of most rich gangsters of this year.
3. Amado Carrillo Fuentes
He was a drug dealer and no ordinary one at that. He was an expert in the field of drug smuggling and ran his cocaine business empire effectively. Fuentes had his own flight to smuggle cocaine from Columbia to Mexico. In the year 1997, he was considered the richest man on the planet. The total property of this gangster has been estimated to be $25 million. This staggering amount of money places the gangster at third position in the list of most rich gangsters of this year.
2. Joseph Kennedy
Joseph Kennedy is a member of a family line of gangsters. There are many individuals of his family who figure in the wanted list of the American police in many states. Joseph went on to become the richest gangster through his illegal alcohol business. In the year 1994, he was declared the richest individual of that time. With $300 million in his name, Joseph is second in the list of most rich gangsters of this year.
1. Pablo Escobar
Pablo Escobar was a drug lord. His drug empire was huge. In the year 1993, he was killed by the Columbian armed forces. Pablo Escobar, with $25 billion dollars worth of riches is at the topmost position in the list of most rich gangsters of this year.
These were some of the most richest gangsters of the world in 2017 whose total assets are known. In the modern times, there are many gangsters whose total assets are not known and hence, they cannot figure in these kind of lists.