At the height of his cocaine empire, many estimated that Pablo Escobar’s personal net worth reached upwards of $3 billion. The drug lord’s personal mantra was “Plato o ploma,” or “silver or lead.” To Escobar, if individuals weren’t persuaded by his masterful bribery techniques, they would be permanently persuaded with death. Here’s Escobar photographed by his wife Maria Victoria in front of the White House with his son in 1981.
Pablo Escobar Visits The White House
Published August 25, 2013
Updated August 30, 2017