Crime doesn’t pay! It’s a fact! But, these notoriously richest criminals will definitely change your conception. Therefore, have a look at “The 12 Richest Criminals”, and find out the reason behind their enormous wealth.
#1 Carlos Lehder
Net Worth: $2.7 Billion
Carlos Lehder is one of the biggest German-Columbian drug-dealers, currently imprisoned in United States, with a net worth of $2.7 billion. Carlos is the co-founder of the Medellin Cartel, the biggest network of drug smugglers. He has built his net worth from cocaine Transport Empire on Norman’s Cayman Island. Carlos was also active in the Quintin Lame Movement. His character was also portrayed in a movie, called ‘Blow’.
#2 Leona Helmsley
Net Worth: $8 Billion
Leona Helmsley was an American real estate investor, with a net worth of $8 billion. She was nicknamed as ‘Queen of Mean’ due to her dictatorial behaviour. She, along with her husband, developed several hotels in New York. She was appointed as the Vice President of New York Real Estate firm. In 1989, Helmsley was convicted of federal income tax invasion. She was imprisoned for 18 months. She died in 2007.