10 Richest Criminals In The World

By Abhinandan Lawati

These criminals have used unfair means to earn their fortune. Some of them have been caught while others are still operating their racketeering businesses in large. Here, we inspect some of the richest criminals in the world. We’ve only included those who are still alive. 

Here are some fascinating facts about some of the criminals.

  • The combined net worth of the criminals in this list is $11 billion.
  • Dawood Ibrahim is the son of Ibrahim Kaskar, a police head constable. 
  • El Chapo Guzman is known to have at least 4 wives and 10 children.
  • The Leonardo Di Caprio starrer, Catch me if you can, was based on the escapades of Frank Abagnale.
  • Rapper Rick Ross paid tribute to Freeway Rick Ross by using the title Rick Ross as his stage name. 

1. Dawood Ibrahim Net Worth : $6.7 billion

Dawood Ibrahim has a net worth of $6.7 billion and has been on the wanted list for a long time. The man is accused of being the brains behind the blasts in Mumbai in 1993. Dawood Ibrahim allegedly earns most of his revenues from the Bollywood industry and various betting ventures. 

2. Carlos Lehder Net Worth : $2.7 billion

With a net worth of $2.7 billion, the infamous Carlos Lehder is a feared drug dealer. Currently, the man is serving his time in a jail in America. The German-Columbian made most of his fortune by operating the cocaine business during the 70s.

3. El Chapo Guzman Net Worth : $1 billion

During his heyday, the drug lord used to head the Sinaloa Drug Cartel. He had a net worth of $1 billion during his prime. The man accumulated most of his fortune by smuggling drugs such as meth, heroin and marijuana. Guzman was only recently arrested on February 22.2014 while he was letting his hair down in Mazatlan, Mexico.

4. Adnan Khashoggi Net Worth : $400 million

Adnan Khashoggi’s love affair with money is well documented. For a brief period in the 80s, Adnan was even listed as the richest man in the world. The nefarious businessman took a short cut to success by dealing in arms and ammunition. His divorce to wife Soraya Khashoggi is the third most expensive divorce in the history. 

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5. Big Meech Net Worth : $100 million

The American Drug dealer is known to possess a net worth of $100 million. He is credited to founding the criminal organization The Black Mafia Family. The enterprise excelled at distributing cocaine to various parts of United States namely Atlanta, Georgia, and Los Angeles. He is currently behind bars after being arrested in 2005, and is only scheduled for release in 2032. 

6. Rayful Edmond Net Worth : $50 million

The drug dealer is known to possess a net worth of $50 million. A lot of people consider him to be the pioneer of introducing crack cocaine to the capital of United States. The man’s unlawful acts finally caught up to him in 1989 when he was arrested and sentenced to life in prison. 

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7. Frank Abagnale Net Worth : $10 million

Frank Abagnale’s life was famously depicted in the movie Catch Me If You Can. The man excelled at making fake checks. He has $10 million in his bank vault at the moment. After he was captured, Frank offered his area of expertise to help officials nab other forgers of the world. 

8. Ephren Taylor Net Worth : $10 million

With a fortune of $10 million, the businessman has enough money to last a lifetime. He primarily joined the millionaire’s club when his invention, a video game, became widely popular. The man got into hot water with the law when he collected $11 million on behalf of several churches and went underground. Currently, he is facing charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission for fraud.

9. Freeway Rick Ross Net Worth : $1 million

Freeway Rick Ross is infamous for running a drug cartel in the 1980s. Currently possessing a modest net worth of $1 million, the drug trafficker has boasted of earning more than $600 million during his prime. The man made Nicaraguan cocaine available in the streets for cheap.

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10. Lee D’Avanzo Net Worth : $500,000

The mobster has earned $500,000 from various illegal activities. In 2011, he was sentenced to life behind bars for his involvement in a bank robbery. Lee is also infamous for leading the organized crime group, New Springville Boys. 

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