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Richest Criminals in History

In the words of Bart Simpson, "Crime doesn't pay." And Fat Tony agreed, before stepping into his limousine. Try to guess who, in history, has been the best at being bad.
This list has been accumulated by cross referencing the following websites: https://www.wealthygenius.com/richest-criminals-world-all-time/ : www.scoopwhoop.com/inothernews/richest-criminals/ : wealthygorilla.com/richest-criminals-world/ : www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/the-20-richest-criminals-of-all-time/ss-BBGj18R : epictop5.com/top-5-richest-criminals-in-the-world-with-their-net-worth/ : and cross-referenced with Wikipedia
I obtained inflation adjusted figures using the following inflation calculator : www.calculator.net/inflation-calculator.html
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Net Worth
Inflation Adjusted
Nationality
Years
Criminal Associations / Activities/ Convictions/ Popular Culture
Answer
1
$30 Billion
$57 Billion
Colombia
1949-1993
Medellín Cartel, Drugs Trafficking, Assassinations, Racketeering, Bribery, Murder, Narcoterrorism, Multiple Movies TV
Pablo Escobar
2
$25 Billion
$41 Billion
Mexico
1956-1997
Juárez Cartel, Drug Trafficking
Amado Carrillo Fuentes
3
$5 Billion
$11.4 Billion
Colombia
1947-1989
Medellin Cartel, Drug Trafficking, Narcoterrorism
José Gonzalo Rodríguez
4
$8 Billion
$10.6 Billion
United States
1920-2007
Tax Evasion, Conspiracy to Defraud the United States, Mail Fraud
Leona Helmsley
5
$10 Billion
$10 Billion
Ukraine/ Russia
1946-
Solntsevskaya Bratva Crime Group, Arms Trafficking, Extortion, Drug Dealing, Prostitution, Contract Murders
Semion Mogilevich
$4 Billion
$10 Billion
Saudi Arabia
1935-2017
Iran-Contra Affair, Imelda Marcos Affair, Arms Trafficking, Bribery, Fraud, Prostitution
Adnan Khashoggi
7
$6.7 Billion
$6.7 Billion
India
1955-
D-Company, Drug Trafficking, Terrorism, Murder, Extortion
Dawood Ibrahim
$1 Billion
$6.7 Billion
Italy/ United States
1891-1973
Luciano Crime Family, Bootlegging, Illegal Gambling, Prostitution, Contempt, Tax Evasion
Frank Costello
9
$5 Billion
$6.6 Billion
Myanmar
1934-2007
Mong Tai Army, Drug Trafficking, Arms Trafficking
Khun Sa
10
$6 Billion
$6 Billion
Colombia
1950-
Medellin Cartel, Drug Trafficking
Jorge Luis Ochoa
1946-2013
Juan David Ochoa
1957-
Fabio Ochoa
11
$3 Billion
$3 Billion
Colombia
1939-
Cali Cartel, Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering
Gilberto Rodríguez
1943-
Miguel Rodríguez
12
$2.7 Billion
$2.7 Billion
Colombia
1949-
Medellin Cartel, Drug Trafficking
Carlos Lehder
13
$2 Billion
$2.4 Billion
Colombia
1943-2012
Medellin Cartel, Drug Trafficking, Murder
Griselda Blanco
14
$105 Million
$2 Billion
Italy/ United States
1897-1962
Genovese Crime Family, Illegal Gambling, Extortion, Bookmaking, Loansharking, Drug Trafficking
Charles "Lucky" Luciano
15
$400 Million
$1.9 Billion
Italy/ United States
1902-1976
American Mafia, Assassinations, Racketeering, Larceny, Tax Evasion
Carlo Gambino
16
$100 Million
$1.6 Billion
United States
1899-1947
Chicago Outfit, Bootlegger, Racketeering, Murder, Assassinations, Tax Evasion, Multiple Movies & TV shows
Al Capone
17
$650 Million
$1.4 Billion
Mexico
1952-
Guadalajara Cartel, Caborca Cartel, Drug Trafficking, "Narcos: Mexico"
Rafael Caro Quintero
18
$1 Billion
$1 Billion
Mexico
1957-
Sinaloa Cartel, Murder, Money Laundering, Drug Trafficking, Racketeering
Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán
19
$820 Million
$985 Million
United States
1938-2021
Ponzi Scheme, Fraud
Bernard Madoff
20
$300 Million
$660 Million
United States
1960-
Part of "Dark Alliance"(CIA, Contras smuggling Crack to US West Coast) Drug Trafficking
"Freeway" Rick Ross
21
$600 Million
$820 Million
United States
1946-
Embezzlement
Dennis Kozlowski
22
$500 Million
$500 Million
Malaysia
1981-
1MDB Scandal, Fraud
Low Taek Jho
23
$105 Million
$480 Million
United States
1933-2012
The Council, Drug(Heroin) Trafficking and Dealing
Nicky Barnes
24
$220 Million
$330 Million
United States
1942-2006
Enron Accounting Scandal, Securities Fraud
Kenneth Lay
25
$170 Million
$315 Million
Brazil
1956-
Drug Trafficking, Smuggling
Paul Lir Alexander
26
$300 Million
$300 Million
China/Mexico
1963-
Sinaloa Cartel, Drug Trafficking
Zhenli Ye Gon
27
$52 Million
$250 Million
United States
1930-2019
Drug(Heroin 1960's-'70's Harlem, New York) Trafficking, "American Gangster"
Frank Lucas
28
$125 Million
$230 Million
Italy
1930-2017
Corleonesi Criminal Organisation, Mafia Association, Multiple Murders
Salvatore "Toto" Riina
29
$20 Million
$200 Million
Russia/United States
1902-1983
Jewish Mob, Illegal Gambling
Meyer Lansky
30
$100 Million
$180 Million
United States
1942-2021
Drug(Cocaine) Trafficking, Smuggling, "Blow"
George Jung
31
$100 Million
$137 Million
United States
1968-
Black Mafia Family(BMF), Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering
Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory
1972-
Terry “Southwest T” Flenory
32
$100 Million
$120 Million
Peurto Rico/ US
1964-
Drug Trafficking, Murder
José Figueroa Agosto
33
$7 Million
$100 Million
United States
1906-1947
Jewish Mob, Murder, Inc., Bootlegging, Illegal Gambling, Murder
Bugsy Siegel
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Sep 15, 2021
So if he were alive today Pablo Escobar would be 21st on the Forbes List of the Richest People in the world. Semion Mogilevich, who still lives freely in Moscow today, would be tied at number 228. I have Adnan Khashoggi on my list of criminals even though he was never convicted of a crime. The following websites have an interesting facts and accounts of his life: https://ppia.fandom.com/wiki/Adnan_Khashoggi : https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/adnan-khashoggi-dead-saudi-arms-dealer-playboy-pleasure-wives-billionaire-lifestyle-wealth-profit-arms-sales-war-death-wealth-sex-superyacht-super-rich-iran-contra-iraq-al-yamamah-thatcher-conspiracy-theories-a7778031.html. I spent quite a while researching and compiling this quiz, so I hope you enjoy it. I'd also like to make special mention of reporter Gary Webb, who suffered from depression and eventually committed suicide after the alienation he was subjected to, following his research into the "Dark Alliance".