Wives Of Drug Cartel Kingpins Reveal How And Where El Chapo Hid His Millions

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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - JANUARY 8: Joaquin Guzman Loera, also known as "El Chapo" is transported to Maximum Security Prison of El Altiplano in Mexico City, Mexico on January 08, 2016. Guzman Loera, leader of Mexico's Sinaloa drug Cartel, was considered the Mexican most-wanted drug lord. Mexican marines captured "El Chapo" on Friday in Sinaloa, North of Mexico. (Photo by Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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Before being arrested and extradited to America, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán ran the most lucrative drug cartel the world has seen since the downfall of Pablo Escobar. At the height of his power, El Chapo was estimated to be the 10th richest man in all of Mexico and the 1,140th richest man in the world with an estimated net worth of over $1 billion. Some estimates of El Chapo’s net worth are as high as $14 billion which would have made him the 79th wealthiest person in the entire world, richer than Elon Musk (est. net worth of $13.9 billion).

Two of the key players in El Chapo’s downfall were Margarito and Pedro Flores. The twin brothers from Chicago trafficked over $2 billion to Mexico between 2005 and 2008. They later worked with authorities to capture and bring down El Chapo, and the twin brothers received prison sentences of 14 years for their cooperation.

The wives of Margarito and Pedro Flores wrote a book titled ‘Cartel Wives’, and in this book, they detail how and where El Chapo’s armies hid his ungodly sums of money while trafficking it back to Mexico, they also discuss their husband’s roles in bringing down El Chapo. You can pick up a copy of ‘Cartel Wives’ on Amazon for $17 (Paperback) or $15 (Kindle Edition) if this is a topic you’re interested in exploring more.

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