Posted on 13 July 2010.
We all know who Bill Gates is and we practically worship Steve Jobs for creating the iPod but many of us are not aware of the following powerful drug dealers who were as rich as these businessmen, if not richer.
1. Zhenli Ye Gon
Zhenli Ye Gon was accused of transferring a drug called pseudoephedrine into Mexico, where he ran his business. When his mansion was inspected, authorities found 200 million dollars in cash alone. It was so astonishing that they couldn’t help but take a photograph of the money.
2. Frank Lucas
Frank Lucas was a drug lord during the 1960s. Because he did not hire middlemen, he saved a lot of money. He bought the heroin from Golden Triangle and moved it about in coffins. The popular film American Gangster was made on his life.
3. Klaas Bruinsma
Klaas Bruinsma was a Dutch drug leader who was fondly referred to as De Lange because he was very tall and liked to hear the sound of his own voice. He liked black and wore dark clothes at all times. It was recently revealed that he was close to Mabel Wisse Smit.
4. Ismael Zambada García
Zambada is among the most sought after drug dealers in and around the United States of America. He is wanted by the FBI and the fact that he is said to be the most dangerous drug dealer of all time, should give you an idea about his power and reach.
5. Manuel Noriega
Manuel Noriega was a part of the CIA even though they knew that he indulged in embezzlement and trafficking. He protected those who were close to him and used the bank discreetly and without the knowledge of the CIA.