#3: The “King of Cocaine” factored in a $500 million in profits every year
There was a downside to Escobar’s insane wealth. He couldn’t launder his money fast enough so he ended up stashing piles of cash in Colombian farming fields, vacant, run down warehouses, and in the walls of the homes of cartel members. That 10% write off is equal to roughly $500 million per year. Can you imagine having so much money that you don’t have any idea what to do with it and losing it to rats and mold isn’t a big deal?