One of the most notorious crime lords in history was Pablo Escobar. He was ruthless, he was infamous, and he was wealthy. He started from humble beginnings, but even in his youth he was known for partaking in a life of crime. After he formed the Medellin cartel in 1976, his career really started to take off- and so did the numbers in his bank account. Estimates put his net worth while heading the Medellín Cartel at 25 billion dollars. At one point, it was reported that he was hauling in $430 million dollars PER WEEK. Further reports say that the cartel had so much money in storage that they would write off 10% of their earnings annually, which equated to about 2.1 billion dollars, as being destroyed by weather, or by rats. Yeah. Escobar had cash. Lots and lots of cash. And when you have the kind of cash that we’re talkin about here, you can afford to buy any car you want. Escobar’s collection of vehicles might surprise you- he had cars by Porsche, Mercedes, Cadillac, but he also had a few motorcycles- by Harley Davidson, and Lambretta. He also happened to own a few cars that we’re so ‘show-ie’. What we mean is, they were more known for their reliability than anything else- perfect for when you are running the Medellin Cartel. Today, we’re showing off all these and more as we take a look at the car collection of Pablo Escobar- one of the richest men on the planet during his prime, who also doubled as Public Enemy number 1 in 1990.
Written by: Chris Montrose Narrated by: Chris Montrose Edited by: Kristian B.
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0:00 Intro 0:41 1974 Porsche 911 RSR 1:50 1978 Renault 4 2:27 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser 3:09 1972 Mercedes S600 Pullman 3:51 1928 Cadillac V8 Town Sedan 4:35 1946 Desoto 5:21 Mercedes 190SL Roadster 6:04 Mercedes 300SL 6:47 1978 Simca 1000 7:22 His Motorcycles