Joaquín Guzmán Loera: Cocaine King and Forbes Billionaire

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Joaquín Guzmán Loera: Cocaine King and Billionaire

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Mexico’s most wanted man, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, is one of 38 new billionaires.
For eight years Joaquín Guzmán Loera reportedly managed his international drug smuggling operation from behind bars while enjoying a lavish prison life with access to booze, women and a home entertainment system. Then in January 2001, facing extradition to the U.S., Guzmán slipped into a laundry cart and escaped.

Since then “El Chapo,” or Shorty, as he is called, has tightened his grip on Mexico’s drug trade as head of the Sinaloa cartel, one of the biggest suppliers of cocaine to the U.S. It is a lucrative business to be in these days. Thirty-five million people in the U.S. use narcotics or abuse prescription drugs, spending more than $64 billion annually. The Drug Enforcement Agency and other industry experts believe Guzmán, 54, has controlled anywhere from a third to half of the wholesale Mexican drug market over the past eight years. In 2008 Mexican and Colombian traffickers laundered between $18 billion and $39 billion in proceeds from wholesale shipments to the U.S., according to the U.S. government. Guzmán and his operation likely grossed 20% of that–enough for him to have pocketed $1 billion over his career and earn a spot on the billionaires list for the first time.


I normally dislike corporate CEO’s. But this guy is a great businessman that actually delivers. So to speak.

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3 Comments on "Joaquín Guzmán Loera: Cocaine King and Forbes Billionaire"

  1. The G Manifesto
    linda guzman
    08/09/2009 at 12:51 pm Permalink


  2. The G Manifesto
    P. Escabar
    11/04/2010 at 10:31 pm Permalink

    This dude is G!! No respect for all the death, but that tunnel was genius, and escaping out of a laundry cart.

  3. The G Manifesto
    18/05/2011 at 4:01 pm Permalink

    These cartel kingpins and cartel “hitmen” a.k.a. sicarios are among the weakest, most feeble-minded people on earth. When these men talk of all the horrific acts of torture and murder they’ve committed, they all share a common thread.

    1. Our “boss” told us to
    2. We are high on cocaine, meth, whiskey, whatever, just to get through it.

    These aren’t men. These aren’t “kingpens”. These aren’t soldiers. These are people so scared out of their minds that they snort, swallow, and inject anything they can just to exist.

    Real soldiers don’t have this luxury. Troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, the West Bank, Sierra Leon, Korea, don’t do this. When a 17 year old marine goes on patrol in Afghnistan he knows the possibility that he won’t come back are will come back maimed are great. But he picks up his gun and his ruck, trembling knees and shaking heads and all, and goes anyway. No “superman dust” or “vigilante elixyr”. Just fear and responsibility.

    Maybe if Mexico as a whole had any concept of this they might not be in ruins. When every Tomas, Rico, y Peluo (Tom, Dick and Harry) in the cartels can get a hold of anything from .50 caliber sniper rifles to fragmentations grenades, how long will the TRUE citizens continue to stand by in fear?

    You have two choices. Take up and work for a change and risk death now…or leave it up to your govt and live to be old in a state of constant fear and panic.

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