20. Frank Lucas – Net Worth $52 Million
AFRICANGLOBE – Who are the richest drug dealers of all time? The people on this list make Tony Montana look like Tony the Tiger. People become drug dealers because it’s still the only profession where someone without a college education can become one of the richest people on the planet in just a few years.
It’s also one of the only professions where people are trying to kill or arrest you every single day. But the real money isn’t in the hand to hand drug dealing you see on city corners, if you want to become insanely wealthy you need to either supply or transport wholesale amounts of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine or marijuana.
We’re talking about the kingpins, the drug lords, the real bosses. Until you’ve reached these levels, you really are just a small timer. The more drugs you are able to wholesale, the more money you will make… assuming you don’t get caught by the DEA or gunned down by a rival cartel. But who are the richest drug lords in history?
This has always been a popular debate so we took it upon ourselves to settle it once and for all with the following list. The research took two weeks because we kept uncovering new kingpins and information that absolutely blew our minds. There are definitely some familiar faces on this list who have been made famous by big budget Hollywood movies, but there are also some people here who you’ve probably never even heard of, so click next to launch our gallery of the 20 richest drug dealers of all time!