• Manuela Escobar is the only daughter of the late drug lord and narco-terrorist Pablo Escobar
• She has a net worth of over $10 million, part of which is believed to be residue from her father’s ill-gotten gains
• She was homeschooled for safety reasons, and fled the country with her mother and brother in 1993 when her father was killed
• She is allegedly the only member of the Escobar family who has never been involved in crime
• She is reported to have suffered from depression and currently lives with her brother and his wife
Who is Manuela Escobar?
Manuela Escobar was born on 25 May 1984 under the zodiac sign of Gemini, in Medellín, Colombia. She is a 37-year-old personality, best recognized for being the only daughter of the late drug lord and narco-terrorist Pablo Escobar, considered as the wealthiest criminal of all time, and known as the King of Cocaine.
How rich is she, as of now? Manuela Escobar Net Worth
As of mid-2021, Manuela Escobar’s net worth is best estimated at over $10 million acquired through her involvement in numerous endeavors, but probably part of the residue from her father’s ill-gotten gains. During his lifetime, the Escobar family had a collective wealth estimated at over $30 billion, but following his death, a large portion of their fortune was taken by the Colombian government.
Being the daughter of drug lord Pablo Escobar, Manuela spent her early years in a luxury mansion in her hometown of Medellín. Her father married her mother Maria Victoria Henao when she was only 15 years old, in March 1976. She has an elder brother named Juan Pablo Escobar Henao (now Sebastián Marroquín), who is an architect and author. She holds Colombian nationality and belongs to Hispanic ethnic group. Manuela was raised in a Christian family and her father had a soft spot for her and her brother. He allowed them everything they wanted and didn’t hesitate to do anything for them. It is believed that he once burned $2 million in cash to keep her warm when the family was hiding from the Colombian authorities in a mountain hideout.
Once when she wanted a unicorn, he reportedly bought a white horse and stapled a horn to the animal’s head and colorful wings to its back after which the horse died from an infection in the wounds.
Regarding her education, she was homeschooled for her own safety, since her father had a huge number of enemies. After he realized that his family wouldn’t be safe with him, her mother took her and her brother to a safe house under the protection of the government. Her father was killed by the police in 1993 when Manuela was nine years old, and soon afterwards, she fled the country with her mother and brother; however, they couldn’t find a country that would grant them asylum because of Pablo’s crimes, so they first went to Mozambique and then to Brazil before they eventually settled in Argentina.
They were constantly threatened, so had to change their names in an attempt to become anonymous; Manuela then briefly attended a public school until the identity of her mother was known, so left school and again studied at home. In 1999, her mother and brother were arrested and accused by the Argentine authorities of falsifying documents and money laundering. They spent several months in prison until they were released due to insufficient evidence.
What happened to Manuela Escobar? Where is she now?
Manuela Escobar is allegedly the only member of the Escobar family who has never been involved in crime. She vanished from the spotlight at some point back in the 1990s, but when her mother and brother were arrested in 1999, it was revealed that she’d adopted the name Juana Manuela Marroquín Santos, and was living in Buenos Aires, but since then she hasn’t been seen in public.
Both her mother and brother have written books and spoken publicly about their lives with Pablo. Her brother worked on the film “Sins Of My Father” in 2009, and authored the book “Pablo Escobar: My Father” in 2014. On the other hand, Manuela has never wanted to participate in any of that, and hasn’t made any public statements. According to her brother, she has suffered from depression and has tried to commit suicide. It’s reported that she now lives with him and his wife.
Personal Life and Appearance
Speaking about Manuela Escobar’s personal life, there is no information about it since she lives in hiding, so her current relationship status is a mystery. Nonetheless, it’s known that she hasn’t married.
Manuela Escobar has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.68m), her weight is around 120lbs (55kgs), with vital statistics of 34-26-35, bra size 33B, dress size 4 (US), and shoe size 6 (US).
Who was her father? Pablo Escobar Short Wiki/Bio
Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was born on 1 December 1949, in Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius, and passed away on 2 December 1993 in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia at the age of 44. He was the third of seven children born to farmer Abel de Jesus Dari Escobar Echeverri, and elementary school teacher Hilda de Los Dolores Gaviria Berrio. He was raised in his hometown near Medellín, where he is thought to have begun his criminal career as a teenager.
He reportedly stole gravestones and sold them to local smugglers as well as counterfeit high school diplomas. He attended the Universidad Autónoma Latinoamericana of Medellín but left without graduating.
In the early 1970s, Pablo became involved with his partner Oscar Benel Aguirre in various criminal activities, such as stealing cars, selling fake lottery tickets and illegal cigarettes, and running street scams. He also started working for drug smugglers – during that period, he earned $100,000 by kidnapping a Medellin executive.
Rise to Prominence and Medellín Cartel
In 1976, Escobar founded an organization which came to be called the Medellín Cartel, through which he distributed cocaine and established the first smuggling routes into the United States.
It led to a huge increase in cocaine demand, and by the 1980s he organized monthly shipments of 70-80 tons of cocaine into the country. He quickly expanded his market, and started operating in many other countries. At the peak of his criminal career, his drug network controlled around 80% of the global cocaine market, earning more than $70 million daily and $20 billion annually.
He was seen as an enemy of the Colombian government and the United States, but at the same time, he was a hero to many in his hometown since he helped many people, especially the poor. He built football fields, sponsored children’s football teams, constructed houses, and distributed money through various civic projects. On the other hand, his drug cartel became responsible for numerous crimes, such as killing thousands of politicians, judges, journalists, and police officers, among many others.
During his reign, the murder rate in the Colombia capital of Bogota increased enormously, with an estimated 25,000 violent deaths per year.
The End of Pablo Escobar
After Pablo Escobar’s cartel assassinated politician Luis Carlos Galan, the Colombian government made serious moves to catch him. They negotiated with him, and convinced him to surrender and cease all criminal activity in exchange for a reduced sentence and preferential treatment. He surrendered in 1991, and was closeted in his own luxurious private prison, called La Catedral. However, he continued to run the Medellín Cartel until found out by the media, after which the government decided to move him to a conventional jail. Pablo then escaped, but 16 months later he was killed in a shootout with the Columbian National Police in 1993.