The Absurd True Scale of Pablo Escobar's Wealth Visualized

  • Published on Jul 28, 2016
  • At the height of his power, Pablo Escobar was estimated to be worth around $30 billion in today's money. That number is very difficult to visualize however, and the goal of this video is to explore just how completely absurd and unreal making $22 billion a year selling cocaine really is.
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Comments • 6 861

  • ETERNALeffect
    ETERNALeffect 2 years ago +3732

    So in the end the real winner was the man who supplied pablo his rubber bands.

    • Manas
      Manas 5 months ago


      WHENTHE 10 months ago +2

      @Jo Shua somebody said the same thing 4 years ago lol

    • LowkeySusHehe
      LowkeySusHehe 11 months ago +2


    • Tintin YouTube
      Tintin YouTube 11 months ago +2


    • Yash burman
      Yash burman Year ago +33

      Yeah, he wasnt even doing anything illegal just selling rubber bands

  • ColeBNguyen
    ColeBNguyen 3 years ago +11553

    He can pay off my college debt and still have 100 dollars left

  • Gyro
    Gyro 3 years ago +4631

    Pablo could probably rent an apartment in new york city for at least 2 months

    • Taylor Mellinger
      Taylor Mellinger 10 months ago

      Bro like 3 days

    • OverRidingRiot66
      OverRidingRiot66 10 months ago

      This is the most untrue thing I ever read. He would only last like a week

    • James Bob
      James Bob 11 months ago

      He could rent a hundred apartments in New York and still pull it off

    • Noobs Dudes
      Noobs Dudes Year ago

      HA! An California apartment for a day.

    • Hohhot
      Hohhot Year ago

      @Ben A. r/im14andthisiswoooosh

  • Alex
    Alex 3 years ago +7275

    My dad would burn me to keep his 2 million dollars warm😭

  • Mario Ruiz
    Mario Ruiz 3 years ago +2438

    He’s richer than ill ever be in GTA 5 and that’s a game where u can literally rob banks all u want

    • Jason smith
      Jason smith Year ago

      U can just hack

    • Rushboi
      Rushboi Year ago

      @kingharjot ok

    • Gras
      Gras 2 years ago

      Mario Ruiz and he never died

  • TheGoldenAnvil
    TheGoldenAnvil 3 years ago +2527

    Still he can never afford to play EA games...

  • Ultron-5
    Ultron-5 3 years ago +952

    This channel is proof that you don’t need a high quality mic to make good videos and get over a million subscribers.

    • Footballyzvid
      Footballyzvid Year ago


    • Johnny Mackerel
      Johnny Mackerel 2 years ago +1


    • Mebble
      Mebble 2 years ago

      Well he does have nice animations

    • Edu21ardo
      Edu21ardo 2 years ago +1

      Or editing skills... whn he put the mincrafy fire when he said he burned 2M dollars for his daughter 😂

    • Theo
      Theo 2 years ago +16

      The dude sounds like he has on speaker phone while preparing dinner from across the room

  • rawdog42
    rawdog42 3 years ago +319

    To put a Billion dollars into perspective -
    If you had an amazing job that paid one dollar a second , 24 hours a day , in 11.5 days you would be a millionaire.
    How long with the same job to be a Billionaire ?
    34 YEARS.

    • Ferruginous Hawk
      Ferruginous Hawk 2 months ago +1

      i don't like you... you're good at math

    • Dave
      Dave Year ago

      Obviously Pablo has a ton of cash but starting a Fortune 500 company is safer.

    • Dinu Wijesiriwardena
      Dinu Wijesiriwardena 2 years ago +3

      31 years and 6 months actually

    • Real-time Rami
      Real-time Rami 2 years ago

      Plus it was in the 80s so the money was worth more at least I assume

    • Angery Angery
      Angery Angery 2 years ago +7

      @Pedro Henrique Vitória Bill gates gets 20 Dollar per second lol

  • porras
    porras 4 years ago +3372

    This video is deeply flawed. Wealth is much more than just money. He practically owned Colombia then.

    • Big Gargantuar
      Big Gargantuar 10 months ago

      @UCKfAon4q_8rz3G09tHiWvOA bruh did we rlly need a whole ass essay lmao

    • Dolphin Beta
      Dolphin Beta 2 years ago

      Oh wow sorry

    • Sebastian Alvarez
      Sebastian Alvarez 2 years ago

      Also they needed to count all his properties and things he owned

    • Skia1106
      Skia1106 3 years ago

      Actually, he unofficially did.

  • TimBroKaz
    TimBroKaz 3 years ago +1474

    So basically he was Mr.Beast of the 80s

    • OverRidingRiot66
      OverRidingRiot66 10 months ago

      Pretty much yeah

    • G4
      G4 Year ago

      + A lot more murder

    • ClumsyCousin
      ClumsyCousin Year ago +1

      @Brandon Panozzo dont talk about colombia if you dont even know how to spell its name

    • Mandy's TOP 10
      Mandy's TOP 10 Year ago +1

      @wot mr beast net worth is 10 million $

    • wot
      wot Year ago +6

      Pablo Escobar net worth= $30 billion
      Mr. Beast net worth= $100 thousand
      Pablo Escobar is 300000 times more rich than Mr. Beast

  • julandd
    julandd 3 years ago +94

    I'm from Colombia, and the most shocking part of this story is that we still love the culture that medellins cartel brang to Colombia, you just have to listen to the music we like, the TV shows, the night live, everything at the end is still inspired by such kind of absurd culture. It is a shame.

    • Om G
      Om G 2 years ago +1

      False, I been to medellin twice. Locals do not like talking about Pablo or the Medellin cartel.

    • Dolphin Beta
      Dolphin Beta 2 years ago

      Like what?

    • Raza Ur Rehman
      Raza Ur Rehman 3 years ago +1

      The fuck's brang?

    • Alfredo Alfaro
      Alfredo Alfaro 3 years ago +5

      julandd As a Mexican, I completely understand you, shame.

  • machine gun shark boiii
    machine gun shark boiii 2 years ago +24

    I like that despite how evil he was he still cared about his kids.

    • machine gun shark boiii
      machine gun shark boiii 2 years ago +13

      jsjones418 he once tricked a 16 year old kid into blowing up the plane he was on just because there was one person on that plane he wanted dead if that’s not evil I don’t know what is

    • jsjones418
      jsjones418 2 years ago

      We actually wasn't evil they were strict about only killing people that was trying to kill him

  • Peter Pettigrew
    Peter Pettigrew 2 years ago +447

    This pablo dude watched narcos too much jeez.

    • ImNotGenki
      ImNotGenki 2 years ago

      *Content Deleted* wooooosh

    • Marshall J
      Marshall J 2 years ago

      Moruki Tamonokuzi no shit

    • Angery Angery
      Angery Angery 2 years ago +4

      @*Content Deleted* r/wooosh

    • Sora
      Sora 2 years ago +8

      Moruki Tamonokuzi u rlly said that unironically

  • Dino Derp News
    Dino Derp News 3 years ago +539

    Worker: how many kilos do we put on the sub-marine?
    Pablo Escobar: *Yes*

  • Xander
    Xander 3 years ago +176

    fun fact; pablo’s son called forbes and laughed at them he said:” he is way richer!”

    • can
      can Year ago

      Admiral Brown give evidence to a link

    • Admiral Brown
      Admiral Brown Year ago +1

      That never happened. Forbes said he had 3 billion and his son said he had less than that.

    • can
      can Year ago

      Mario Martin Lozar you dumb

    • The Shape of the Sword
      The Shape of the Sword Year ago

      No. He said they exaggerated his wealth.

    • World Wide Wrestling
      World Wide Wrestling 2 years ago

      Did you have a stroke when you wrote ”and laughed”?

    YONDEL - KTTKOH 3 years ago +437

    More than 10% was eaten by rats. You forgot the rats that went to the police :)

    • StevenEveral 😎
      StevenEveral 😎 2 years ago +3

      No, he didn't. Those 'rats' simply disappeared. 😉🔪💀

    • Skitch 32
      Skitch 32 2 years ago +5

      Delta Ruin r/woooosh

    • Delta Ruin
      Delta Ruin 2 years ago +7

      No they didn't knew that the rats are the police.

  • fallingbed
    fallingbed 3 years ago +87

    The show narcos was amazing

  • Tierman Beats
    Tierman Beats 5 years ago +1752

    Even though he was a criminal I give him massive props for being able to create an empire. It's hard to fathom when you really think about it. He was a genius.

    • Zenith 88
      Zenith 88 3 months ago

      @Michel Linschoten we all die only a few live

    • Zenith 88
      Zenith 88 3 months ago

      @Kalium don’t forget the in-house zoo

    • Johann Diaz
      Johann Diaz 5 years ago +4

      The truth about this world is simple, the rich are gonna get richer and the poor will continue to suffer, like someone said above the real criminals are the "leaders" of all these countries. As long as there's poverty Crime will always be the top way for those not given good opportunities to succeed. Can't blame guys like Escobar or Lucky Luciano for playing the game of life...

    • wiirules13
      wiirules13 5 years ago

      @Tierman Beats no need to say this, its good --disturb the comforted. Side note yeah the US gov makes bank on seizures (reply to comments above)

    • Tierman Beats
      Tierman Beats 5 years ago

      People need to chill because I was only stating my opinion. If you disagree then you disagree, idc. Too many people in these comments are pissed the fuck off. Wouldn't have written this if I knew this comment was going to catch this much attention.

  • Oxdox
    Oxdox 2 years ago +520

    With all that money I still wouldn't pay WinRAR

  • K V
    K V 3 years ago +7

    Also, his wealth is entirely liquidable. Not wealth by stock or equity like the others on the list. So by true cash wealth, he is richer than estimated

  • Jack Sherman
    Jack Sherman Year ago +1

    So to clarify (for those of you that are confused), he had lots of money

  • Hannyabal
    Hannyabal 3 years ago

    I was still a kid when I heard he got shotted, but remember clearly thinking with relief "finally". A kid aware of how much trouble this guy was, a person that only brought missery to those he loved and an stigma to his country.

  • Blake Leardini
    Blake Leardini 2 years ago +6

    The question is...
    did anyone ever find the money buried in the fields?

  • MCFish Nuggets
    MCFish Nuggets 3 years ago +140

    420M a week
    Coincidence? I think not

    • Blank Blank
      Blank Blank Year ago


    • man
      man Year ago +2

      @voiq LMFAO

    • voiq
      voiq 2 years ago +7

      Haha get it? It's a funny weed number. Ahaha

  • wolverinefangowings
    wolverinefangowings 3 years ago

    If you want to learn more about Pablo I would highly recommend The Accountant's Story, written by his brother Roberto, who worked as his head accountant. It's a fascinating read.

  • Brokkrep
    Brokkrep 3 years ago +150

    He could have bought over 20,000 Toyota Corolla per Week.

  • The Bronx Boglehead
    The Bronx Boglehead 2 years ago

    Remember that the wealthiest millionaires only realize about 2-6% of their wealth each year, billionaires probably a lot less than that. Meaning the majority of their wealth is not income but assets like stocks, property, and businesses. So If we were just to consider wealth in terms of actual cash.. Escobar would probably be the richest man in the world in recent history.

  • Nikola Nikolesic
    Nikola Nikolesic 3 years ago +310

    *this dude could buy a lot of airpods*

    • TheKnowGo
      TheKnowGo 2 years ago +3

      IKR and he could buy me a college textbook and he would still have like $10 left for lunch or something

    • ExpertAim23
      ExpertAim23 2 years ago

      @sebastian omg!!! You skipped right over the joke lol

    • Political Duck
      Political Duck 2 years ago

      @Sebastian Stan He was just referring to how insanely expensive those things are

    • ZeqHD
      ZeqHD 2 years ago +16

      @Sebastian Stan Can't believe you actually took the time to calculate and write all of that down in all seriousness

  • B3Alexflor
    B3Alexflor 3 years ago +2

    Pablo’s wealth is exaggerated and this is stated in the biography made by his son, his wealth was still big but it was off by a few tens of billions of dollars.

  • Marty Boi
    Marty Boi 2 years ago +51

    Police:How rich are you
    Pablo: yes

  • onur şenol
    onur şenol 5 years ago +1743

    actually this is an unhealthy comparison. since the richest have their fortune determined by the stock values of their companies. however escobar had the cash .

    • Luke Oakridge
      Luke Oakridge 4 years ago +1

      But Escobar was losing 10% of his money to it rotting away, so having money in banks comes at an advantage.

    • NikkiDaNova
      NikkiDaNova 4 years ago +2

      Yeah the whole Colombia had his cash stashes dug in the ground. Maybe some of them are still there.

    • Carlos Matos
      Carlos Matos 4 years ago +2

      Yeah free cash and minimal debt would make an ideal company to invest in. Too bad Medellin Cartel, Inc. wasn't publicly traded, lol.

    • Fried Chicken
      Fried Chicken 4 years ago +3

      tudorjason nah because they havent sold their stock yet, so escobar had way more than 30 billion dollars if you count in value.

    • tudorjason
      tudorjason 4 years ago +1

      Wealth is wealth but I do understand the point you're making.

  • Chirag Kotian
    Chirag Kotian 2 years ago +2

    let's take a moment to appreciate that he was a loveable dad

  • graphicalmonk48
    graphicalmonk48 2 years ago

    Even tho he had all this money the influence and power he had meant he could do almost anything he wanted

  • Dr Dr3i
    Dr Dr3i 2 years ago +1

    The most respected man ever

  • Matt From Wii Sports 777
    Matt From Wii Sports 777 3 years ago +119

    Imagine asking him for a coin...

    • CrimsonHolocene
      CrimsonHolocene 6 months ago

      Apparently he was really nice to ppl who didn’t get in his way so prob just gave you a thousand bucks right there and then

    • CrazyBastard 2.0
      CrazyBastard 2.0 9 months ago

      @Mandy's TOP 10 in narcos not in real life

    • CrazyBastard 2.0
      CrazyBastard 2.0 9 months ago

      @Pedro Monteiro he would tho

    • gerMan_ doggy
      gerMan_ doggy 10 months ago

      Major american companies: heres 10 dollars for the day

  • BlitzkriegRap
    BlitzkriegRap 5 years ago +4258

    THE REAL gangster is the dude selling those rubber bands!! Because he could actually spend his legit money.

    • Liam Lynch
      Liam Lynch 3 years ago +1


    • Sneaky Castro
      Sneaky Castro 3 years ago

      Black Acid Gaming but that was back than maybe today he would get 1500$ a week still good money

    • OriginalCatfish
      OriginalCatfish 3 years ago +2

      Fructuoso Torres-Leite he did good things to get love from the people, but building a hospital on one street, and blowing up the police station in the other doesn't really compensate. He wasn't the saint as they make him.

    • Cricket24seven
      Cricket24seven 3 years ago

      his money wasn't legit washed down drug money

    • DuelingCharges
      DuelingCharges 3 years ago +1

      Black Acid Gaming Bro, the video said it was 1k a week, 52 weeks in a year, so $52,000

  • Joel Driver
    Joel Driver 2 years ago +1

    Stories like this are what the idiotic "war on drugs" produces. It's amazing to me that governments and law enforcement can't seem to figure this out.

  • Dankmemeso_0
    Dankmemeso_0 Year ago +1

    If he was still working today he would be making billions a week he would be the most richest person in the world

  • ahti29
    ahti29 3 years ago

    Organizing this scale of business involves many people,some of them want to be where you are.More money,more problems.
    Simply said,he probably felt relief when those bullets rained down on him.

  • David G
    David G 2 years ago

    For those who don't know, Medellin has become, after these Cartel Wars, one of the wealthiest cities in southamerica, and its income has nothing to do with drugs.

  • Photoslicéthis
    Photoslicéthis 5 years ago +1849

    With that many billions you would think he could buy enough security so he would never die.

    • can
      can Year ago

      nodinitiative nah. The thing was that they couldn’t get him. Lol

    • nodinitiative
      nodinitiative 2 years ago

      @Bazza62 lol...the CIA let Fidel Castro lived to justify their existence and high spending

    • will diduch
      will diduch 2 years ago

      Watch narcos

    • Isaac
      Isaac 2 years ago

      @JudgeBullShit Still, he could literally have his own private army, to the point that killing him would be nearly impossible

  • Zack V
    Zack V 3 years ago

    Based on a true story of a movie that was produced called "American Made" starring Tom Cruise, (HIGHLY suggest seeing it if you haven't already) an American pilot did those runs for Pablos cartel like the video stated and the pilot legit made so much money that he did not know what to do with it, he would literally try to bury it in his back yard but every time he dug up the ground, a huge duffel bag filled with money was already stored there. THATS how much money this dude had!

  • Dr. Woozie
    Dr. Woozie Year ago +1

    The man, the myth, the legend...
    *Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria*

  • Mr Arthur
    Mr Arthur 2 years ago

    Escobar wasn't a retailer, he was a wholesaler. He made about $12,000 per key, not 60-70.

  • Eazy Co.
    Eazy Co. 3 years ago +1

    Have you ever heard of Genghis Khan or John D. Rockefeller. Yes Pablo definitely had a lot of money but definitely not the richest to ever live.

  • Nissan Tech
    Nissan Tech 3 years ago +88

    When this man decided to go to jail he built one so his family could go with him.🤔

  • Jules Katz
    Jules Katz 2 years ago

    I thought it would be far more than 15 tonnes a day.
    Equivalent of about 2/3rd capacity of a full 20 foot container.
    Incredible story none the less.

  • Dog Siyan
    Dog Siyan 3 years ago +5

    I could pay for all of my student loans and 3 more years of college with the amount of money he makes in 3 minutes.

  • Andreas Pesic
    Andreas Pesic 2 years ago +2

    He wanted to pay the government 90 BILLION dollars to not mess with his coke business. He's net worth wasn't 30 billion .

  • Neki Tamo
    Neki Tamo 3 years ago +8

    He was still so OP after all nerfes he got, thanks god devs in 1993 finally with new patch removes him from game.

  • Nalindaka Hettiarachchi

    Whoa it's been exactly 25 years since his death I come across to know about the wealth of this guy

  • Nate Santos
    Nate Santos 2 years ago +5

    Watchin this video with $3 in my bank account is really hitting me in my feels rn

  • The Health Inspector
    The Health Inspector 2 years ago

    Imagine having so much money that it becomes a problem just to keep it

  • RelativelyEdgar
    RelativelyEdgar 5 years ago +1621

    420 million a week... he was in the wrong business

    • can
      can Year ago

      Epic gamer I think the emeralds were from el mexicano

    • Epic gamer
      Epic gamer Year ago

      Chris nah they sold cocaine weed opioids even emeralds

    • Finn
      Finn 5 years ago

      Mr. SpookyPants iii

  • CptDieHard
    CptDieHard 3 years ago +42

    Nothing died with him. The business was taken over by someone else.

  • Cody S.
    Cody S. 3 years ago

    Was there something unique about Pablo, or did he fulfill a niche available to whom ever could become the most popular?

  • Marcus Escobar
    Marcus Escobar 2 years ago +3

    Coolest dad ever.

  • G Ramos
    G Ramos 2 years ago

    Tbh nobody knows how much he really did have saved up... we all know damn well he has over 30B

  • Humanforfreedom 95
    Humanforfreedom 95 3 years ago

    It wasn’t “his Medellín cartel” lol he was just s very prolific lieutenant. The boss was a man called Fabio Ochoa and he never done a single day in jail and kept all his wealth.

  • Lord Lightskin
    Lord Lightskin 3 years ago

    This man must have been living damn good but I wonder how his conscious was knowing he killed those people and ruined the community. Just like how nas was talking about selling crack. You know he had to dawn on it every now and then.

  • Callum Lynch
    Callum Lynch 3 years ago +100

    Girl:dad I'm cold...
    Pablo:hold on
    Reaches into pocket
    Sets fire to stack cash
    Pablo:there ya go
    Girl aw thx

  • Vipin
    Vipin 2 years ago +55

    if he used apple ,he would have been broke by now.

  • murillojules
    murillojules 4 years ago +748

    I live in Medellin and I find this accurate. He had enough money to build soccer fields and entire neighborhoods for poor people, sponsor soccer teams, build his own zoo, fund his political career(before being persecuted obviously), etc. So yeah, after being killed the main cartel was gone indeed, but I and lot of people here actually believe some Las FARC ex members are still into the business lately, drug production has been increasing and that's why Trump now is mad... but I can't blame him because somehow our government didn't fight this issue efficiently at the end with that "Proceso de paz". Newer cartels could grow in the next years, which I hope it NEVER happens again, it was an episode full of violence back then.
    Pdt: If you are from USA(or anywhere) and even think about consuming cocaine here remember: thousands of innocent people died, homes full of children and their dreams were completely destroyed because of that, and we don't feel proud of that guy AT ALL, is not something to make fun of, so please don't support more violence and tears, we have had enough. God bless you :)

    • al cap
      al cap 3 years ago

      rob kazinsky but it can never be stopped.Drugs are absolutely everywhere.

    • Moon Stryder
      Moon Stryder 3 years ago

      I know some coke users, they use it maybe once every 2 or more months. the 3 people i am actually friends with are all depressed, stressed, life not moving anywhere and use it because 'it makes them forget about how shit their lives are for one moment'

    • Moon Stryder
      Moon Stryder 3 years ago

      anything you can easily make on your own without harmful chemicals. Booze, weed and mushrooms

    • xuantong
      xuantong 3 years ago

      Julian Murillo
      Im Colombian and i totally agree with u

    • al cap
      al cap 3 years ago +1

      Humans have took drugs long before laws of prohibition. We consume drugs everyday without even noticing. Caffeine , alcohol and nicotine are a few.

  • Reggie R2
    Reggie R2 Year ago

    I thought the street price for a key was 22k. Ive heard that in several movies. 50-70k seems high.

  • Slavic🇷🇺Soul
    Slavic🇷🇺Soul 2 years ago

    Such a legend, he will never be forgotten. Mainly because gringos love that snow so much, he made so much money.

  • juanio
    juanio 2 years ago +26

    Pablo Escobar; I got 30 billion
    Bank cartels: we printed 100 billion last night.

    • can
      can Year ago

      Mandy's TOP 10 exactly

    • Mandy's TOP 10
      Mandy's TOP 10 Year ago +1

      @can that's the thing , and most of the wealth of pablo was in cash which would be devalued if they print more money.

    • can
      can Year ago

      juanio printing more money makes money not valuable

  • Bruce_SAT4N
    Bruce_SAT4N 10 months ago

    He almost could buy a house in modern days, wow

  • Jawaharlal Nehru
    Jawaharlal Nehru 4 years ago +2327

    He actually offered to pay off Colombia's debt

    • Admiral Brown
      Admiral Brown Year ago

      @__ Harambe It's not a fact. It's a rumour. And the rumour was that the entire cartel offered it, not just him.

    • GLEOMJ
      GLEOMJ 3 years ago


    • Santiago Acuña
      Santiago Acuña 3 years ago

      Sharvil Jadon and Colombian denied that

    • Turbo Gaming
      Turbo Gaming 3 years ago

      Leonardo Bandeira a very smart guy

  • David Hernandez
    David Hernandez 3 years ago

    Greatest business man of all time.

  • Puffer G
    Puffer G 3 years ago +1

    Imagine how much the government would make if they legalized.
    They would definitely make more than Pablo did each year.

  • kevy kev
    kevy kev 2 years ago

    You have to remember he wasnt a billionaire based off how much money he had plus any assets. Like other billionaires. He had that much money straight cash. think about it🤔...............and there's no way to give a true accurate estimate I'm sure he was worth way more

  • Ty Quddus
    Ty Quddus 2 years ago

    Your videos have come a long way.
    Still good to rewatch the classic!

  • Azul
    Azul 5 years ago +9

    This is a very informative video!
    Since my parents are from Colombia, they lived this in the flesh and the stories they tell are astonishing. One cool fact you could have mentioned was that he offered to pay Colombia's whole debt, just so they wouldnt track him down anymore.

  • Dante Fajardo
    Dante Fajardo 2 years ago

    Well, technically he can't qualify because he can't spend it freely. He can't leave Colombia so he was practically a prisoner in a big prison with lots of money.

  • Unknown M
    Unknown M 2 years ago +14

    Guy:hey sir i need like 5$ to complete my groceries purchase
    Pablo: here take / A house /A jet/100M

  • Metadragon
    Metadragon 2 years ago

    Imagine a normal farmer tending to his fields and finding Pablo Escobar’s money.

  • Deez Nuts 2024
    Deez Nuts 2024 2 years ago

    RIP legend

  • Harrison Weston
    Harrison Weston 5 years ago +12

    My grandfather told me a story of him and his friends investing a lot of money into developing an island in the Bahamas. Curious, I asked why he still didn't own such property. Turns out the island he and his business partners invested in and developed was the one Pablo Escobar took over. Its so weird to think my grandfather is somehow connected to such a large scale criminal

  • Ben Vasilinda
    Ben Vasilinda 2 years ago

    Actually, a Kilo of cocaine back in 2001 in Florida was selling for $22.5K, not $60-70K. I know this for a fact.

  • Namless
    Namless Year ago +2

    i usually like these videos, but it seems like there was no consideration of inflation. shame. that 30 billion would be like 60 billion today

  • That_1_Trucker
    That_1_Trucker 2 years ago +14

    Pablo can buy a house in Los Angeles and be left with $50

  • Solrac Zetined
    Solrac Zetined 2 years ago

    I dont think anyone besides pablo would ever know how much money he had.

  • Christopher Grapetint
    Christopher Grapetint 4 years ago +1645

    So what I'm hearing is... crime does pay

    • Hello Goodbye
      Hello Goodbye 2 years ago

      Not anymore tho

    • Devil Bawa
      Devil Bawa 3 years ago +2

      Risk and reward

    • Hey Yoo
      Hey Yoo 3 years ago

      Yup thats about the size of it...just dont be greedy.i have no idea what to do with a billion.i can live life grand with a few million

    • InspektorDreyfus
      InspektorDreyfus 3 years ago

      What I'm hearing is: the US pays crime.

    • PirateTHESteam1
      PirateTHESteam1 3 years ago

      You're unlikely to be competent enough nor lucky enough to pull of what Escobar managed to do.
      Most drug dealers make around minimum wage and when you factor in the risk involved its simply not worth it.

  • Randy Chopa
    Randy Chopa 3 years ago

    That's only counted for cocaine's dealing. Did you know pablo had many other businesses to? If all that together his worth might be near 150 bil

  • jorge montemayor
    jorge montemayor 2 years ago

    Estimating pablos actual wealth is hard since he worked in organized crime he could have way way more that east tracked

  • Lucas Grey
    Lucas Grey 3 years ago +1

    what were your sources. Im doing a paper on pablo escobar and would love the sources you used to make this video

  • R
    R 3 years ago

    People say he could have actually been a trillionair just because of the fact that not all of his warehouses were found and so 30 billion is a good estimate but not even close to the actual wealth of Escobar

  • QuinnFord
    QuinnFord Year ago

    “This is a man who once burned 2 million dollars in cold cash to keep his daughter warm when she was cold.”

  • rejvaik
    rejvaik 3 years ago +21

    Guzman controlled a region of Mexico, Escobar controlled a Nation

    • Admiral Brown
      Admiral Brown Year ago

      @can True. But he lived on the run and even had to flee the country for a time.

    • can
      can Year ago

      Admiral Brown yet ESCOBAR DID WHATEVER THE FUCK HE WANTED. He didn't want extradition and he got what he wanted.

    • Admiral Brown
      Admiral Brown Year ago

      @can it's rich of you to say that when you cllearly don't know much about the history of Colombia. You say the constitution didn't matter but it's clear it mattered very much. Escobar's words and actions tell us that. He only turned himself in once the constitution had been changed.

  • suspended Hatch
    suspended Hatch 7 days ago

    Imagine if Escobar had used his income on addiction treatment programs. Or if we still had cocaine on the streets instead of Fentanyl.

  • JoRgE Chavez
    JoRgE Chavez 2 years ago

    My favorite part of things like this is that inflation is never taken into account.

  • 4thedevil
    4thedevil 4 years ago +1108

    As the famous saying goes...
    Cocaines a hell of a drug

  • huskytzu
    huskytzu 3 years ago

    I’m surprised how the entire business wasn’t taken over by someone else after escobar died

  • Bror Bjerke
    Bror Bjerke 3 years ago +25

    They should have mentioned that the money was worth a lot more back in the 80s because of the consumer price index. 30bn USD then is equal to almost 90bn USD today...

    • Riyadinho
      Riyadinho 3 years ago

      Bror Bjerke Escobars son says that the estimated $30 billion was bullshit and he actually had double or triple that

    • Freerunner06
      Freerunner06 3 years ago

      He did, that’s what the phrase “adjuster for inflation” means🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️

    • chocomint
      chocomint 3 years ago

      Damn but Bill Gates has a net worth of ~96b and the CEO of Amazon has a net worth of ~138b

    • riot
      riot 3 years ago +1

      Bror Bjerke he literally said adjusted for inflation in the video....

    • Abdullah Khan14
      Abdullah Khan14 3 years ago +8

      0:13 “ and adjusted for inflation in 2012 dollars he had an estimated net worth of $30 billion.

  • splaq splaq
    splaq splaq 2 years ago

    He could of stopped and still been super rich!!

  • Ron S
    Ron S 3 years ago +1

    Overall it did more good than bad to people's lives. Larger economies, lower inflation, safer cocaine.

  • Play Store
    Play Store 5 years ago +117

    if Pablo was alive and running his business till this day I think he would have way more than 30 billions. this guy would for sure expand

    • Colombian Flag
      Colombian Flag 4 years ago

      Play Store Pablo Escobar was making 1 billion dollar's per week..

    • pollard068
      pollard068 4 years ago

      hadis, price of cocaine, has dropped significantly last 30 years.

    • Teodor Hristev
      Teodor Hristev 4 years ago +1

      He wouldn't expand more because the Earth's population would not have needed more cocaine,but he would for sure have a much higher net worth working with that temptation...

    • Hadis Saeed
      Hadis Saeed 4 years ago +4

      O think even if he did not expand he would have been richer due to the rise in population and inflated prices

    • Don Adami
      Don Adami 4 years ago +6

      i was thinking the same, he would had gone through the roof, still i believe he had more than 30 at that time anyway ...

  • alex cuevas
    alex cuevas 2 years ago

    Inspiration 🔥

  • Mew
    Mew 2 years ago

    rip mr escobar 💪😔

  • tim vanderlinde
    tim vanderlinde 2 years ago

    So you’re saying that an honest, hardworking lifestyle will get you billions.