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The 20 Richest Criminals in the World

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Are you on the lookout for the richest criminals in the world?

Criminals are considered as an “immoral group” of people in society.

However, for a group whose existence dates back to the beginning of humanity, there is (at least) some justification as to why some of these notorious thieves are worth more than some of the world’s prominent entrepreneurs.

As undesirable, demeaning and belittling this organization has turned out to be, some criminals (like the ones we’ll be discussing) have perfected their trade and has professionally become popular.

Listed below are the 20 wealthiest criminals in the world:

20. Charles Manson

Net Worth: $400,000

The first criminal that managed to squish in among the top 20 richest criminals in the world is Charles Manson.

The world’s renounced bad boy was a well-known cult governor with followers – who were causing all sorts of trouble especially in 1969.

He is the founder, CEO and root of what is known today as the “Manson Family” in California.

Charles Manson’s net worth is estimated to be around $400,000.

19. Nicky Barnes

Net Worth: $500,000

Nicky Barnes is another worthy criminal on the list.

The prominent American gang star formed one of the world’s deadliest cult group – The Council – a seven-man established crime conglomerate.

They were based in New York City and had a say in much of its administrative affairs – their control of heroin trade in Harlem speaks volume of this.

Currently, Nicky Barnes has garnered an estimated net worth of $500,000 for his criminology.

18. Lee D’Avanzo

Net Worth: $500,000

Lee D’Avanzo is among the standouts criminals in the world.

The professional robber is the son of a car criminal who was eventually killed by an FBI agent during one of his robbing operations.

In 2021, Lee D’Avanzo has accumulated around $500,000 in net worth for engaging in criminal acts.

17. George Norman

Net Worth: $500,000

George Norman is a world-class criminal who has involved himself with Pedophilic acts.

The American is known to be abusing small children sexually – a trait which began in his home – when his mother was stunned to found out what her dearly beloved son was capable of.

He has spent several years in prison for this but he has an impressive net worth of $500,000.

16. Michael Franzese

Net Worth: $1 Million

Michael Franzese is an ex-criminal who was famous in New York City.

The retired mobster was a strong member of the notorious Colombo crime family – a household that played a major role in the 1980s gasoline tariff commotions.

Nevertheless, Michael Franzese is now a committed Christian whose aim is to help youths from turning bad.

15. Hector “Junior” Pagan

Net Worth: $1 Million

Hector “Junior” Pagan is another worthy criminal on the list.

The retired deputy of the Bonnano Crime Family is the former spouse of Renee Graziano.

Getting involved in criminal acts has awarded him an estimated net worth of $1 Million.

14. Freeway Rick Ross

Net Worth: $1 Million

Freeway Rick Ross is an American crime star who majors in drug trafficking.

The notorious drug dealer was convicted and sentenced to life in prison but in 2009, he was officially released because of a plea made by the bad boy.

13. Sammy Gravano

Net Worth: $2 Million

Coming in next on the list is a criminal who helped to expose John Gotti.

He did this by testifying against him and others in the law court by admitting that he was involved in 19 murder cases.

12. John Gotti Jr.

Net Worth: $10 Million

Coming in next on the list is the former governor of the Gambino crime family between 1992 to 1999, John Gotti Jr.

He had four cases in the 2000s and all of them did not carry enough matter to hold him down.

John Gotti Jr. Boosts of $10 million in net worth.

11. Frank Abagnale

Net Worth: $10 Million

Frank Abagnale is one of the best in the game of identity theft.

The famous thief and imposter are notorious for forging bank cheques and is widely described as a man full of self-confidence.

Presently, Abagnale is an advisor and educator for the FBI academy.

10. Ephren Taylor

Net Worth: $10 Million

With an estimated net worth of $10 million, Ephren Taylor is the 10th richest criminal in the world.

The professional con-star has tricked around 500 out of 16 million people using a scheme.

However, he has sentenced to 19 years and 7 months imprisonment for fraud.

9. John Gotti

Net Worth: $30 Million

John Gotti is another worthy gangster on the list.

The Italian-American criminal was one of the Gambino crime family’s (based in New York City) leader and is one of the highest-paid in the group – boosting of $30 Million in net worth.

8. Rayful Edmond

Net Worth: $50 Million

Rayful Edmond is a notorious criminal who specialises in drug trafficking.

The drug Grandmaster has US capital – Washington, D.C. as its operating base and in all, the criminal has earned an estimated net worth of $50 million.

7. Big Meech

Net Worth: $100 Million

Another drug lord worthy to be on the list is
Big Meech.

The Black Mafia Family is a drug trafficking group that has distributed tonnes of drugs across the 50 States in the US.

It was formed by brother Terry Flenory and Demetrius.
 

6. Al Capone

Net Worth: $100 Million

Al Capone is a very popular figure in the criminal industry.

The American bad boy is also referred to as “Scarface”.

He is one of the founders and chief of the Chicago Outfit. He reigned for a complete seven years till he clocked 33 when he subsequently retired.

The gangster has an estimated net worth of $100 million.

5. El Chapo Guzman

Net Worth: $1 Billion

El Chapo Guzman is arguably the most powerful drug lord in North America.

The Mexican criminal is the founder of the popular cartel, Sinaloa.

He is also one of the best drug traffickers in Mexico with an estimated net worth of $1 Billion.

4. Griselda Blanco

Net Worth: $2 Billion

Breaking in among the “top four” richest criminals in the world is Griselda Blanco.

Referred as “The Black Widow”, the Colombian cartel leader of the name Medellin, has done enough drug trafficking and has also been involved in more than 200 murders in the process.

The pioneer drug lord was shot and killed in 2012.

3. Adnan Khashoggi

Net Worth: $2 Billion

Adnan Khashoggi is the third richest criminals in the world.

The Saudi Arabian criminal had lots of business ventures and was notorious for his luxurious lifestyle.
 

2. Carlos Lehder

Net Worth: $2.7 Billion

The missing top spot on the list, Carlos Lehder is the second richest criminal in the world.

The Armenian-born criminal is one of the founders of Medellin Cartel.

He majors in cocaine and has built a strong reputation in the drug trafficking industry.

However, he is currently facing a jail term in the U.S.

1. Leona Helmsley

Net Worth: $8 Billion

Beating all others on the list for the crown of the richest criminal in the world is Leona Helmsley.

The criminal is known by different monikers but in general, people always referred to her as “Queen of Mean” – due to her authoritarian attitude.

She has been involved in a host of crimes – including tax evasion and has a net worth of around $8 billion to top the list.

Conclusion

Listed below is a quick summary of the 20 richest criminals in the world:

  1. Leona Helmsley
  2. Carlos Lehder
  3. Adnan Khashoggi
  4. Griselda Blanco
  5. El Chapo Guzman
  6. Al Capone
  7. Big Meech
  8. Rayful Edmond
  9. John Gotti
  10. Ephren Taylor
  11. Frank Abagnale
  12. John Gotti Jr
  13. Sammy Gravano
  14. Freeway Rick Ross
  15. Hector “Junior” Pagan
  16. Michael Franzese
  17. George Norman
  18. Lee D’Avanzo
  19. Nicky Barnes
  20. Charles Manson

Princewill Ubaha is an electrical engineer by profession, a content writer by perspiration, and an Akwa Ibomite by birth. He always believed that the habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

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