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Number 1:  Al Capone 

Alphonse Gabriel aka Al Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) One of the most successful white collar criminals in American History, "Scarface", as he was known, ruled Chicago in the 1920s and 30s thanks in part to his complete control over the illegal alcohol market. Best known for his giant ego and lavish lifestyle, Capone was famous for flaunting his ill gotten wealth in the face of local law enforcement and maintained a public persona as a wealthy, philanthropic businessman. Born in Brooklyn, New York to Italian immigrants, Capone became involved with gang activity at a young age after being expelled from school at age 14. In his early twenties, he moved to Chicago. After making it big he made various charitable endeavors using the money he made from his activities, and was viewed by many to be a "modern-day Robin Hood.

Number 2: Lucky Luciano

Born Salvatore Lucania, a poor street urchin in Sicily, Charles "Lucky" Luciano is considered the most successful gangster of all time and did more to change the business of organized crime than any other man. In the 1930s Luciano wiped out the old, traditional Sicilian mafia and began a national, American crime syndicate made up of hundreds of ethnic gangs. Under his guidance, the mafia began to operate much like an international business and his acumen and organization are largely credited for allowing the mafia to rule over the American crime for half a century.

Number 3: Jesse James
Jesse James (September 5, 1847 – April 3, 1882) was an American outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer from the state of Missouri and the most famous member of the James-Younger Gang. Already a celebrity when he was alive, he became a legendary figure of the Wild West after his death. Some recent scholars place him in the context of regional insurgencies of ex-Confederates following the American Civil War rather than a manifestation of frontier lawlessness or economic justice.[1] Jesse and his brother Frank James were Confederate guerrillas during the Civil War. They were accused of participating in atrocities committed against Union soldiers. After the war, as members of one gang or another, they robbed banks, stagecoaches, and trains. Despite popular portrayals of James as a kind of Robin Hood, robbing from the rich and giving to the poor, there is no evidence that he and his gang used their robbery gains for anyone but themselves.[2] The James brothers were most active with their gang from about 1866 until 1876, when their attempted robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota, resulted in the capture or deaths of several members. They continued in crime for several years, recruiting new members, but were under increasing pressure from law enforcement. On April 3, 1882, Jesse James was killed by Robert Ford, who was a member of the gang living in the James house and who was hoping to collect a state reward on James' head.

Number 4: Pablo Escobar
Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was a Colombian drug lord and leader of one of the most powerful criminal organizations ever assembled. During the height of his power in the 1980’s, he controlled a vast empire of drugs and murder that covered the globe. He made billions of dollars, ordered the murder of hundreds if not thousands of people, and ruled over a personal empire of mansions, airplanes, a private zoo and even his own army of soldiers and hardened criminals.

Number 5: Meyer Lansky
Born Majer Suchowlinski on July 4, 1902 in Grodno, Poland, Lanksy formed the Five Points Gang in the 20s with Bugsy Seigel and Lucky Luciano. Lansky is considered one of the sharpest minds in organized crime, earning over an estimated 400 million for the mafia throughout his career. Despite his huge influence Lansky never wanted to be a Boss, preferring to maintain a low profile to avoid attention.

Number 6: Griselda blanco
She was the baddest ***** to ever walk the planet! Period! She should be #1 on this list because we all no that no females tell men what to do, and if u no ur history then u no she was PABLO's boss!! Medien cartel was the biggest and best cartel on the planet! She would have you cuff her 5000 keys of coke then kill you because she didn't wana pay u back!. What ganster have u ever known to kill 3 husbands, outlive all her sons (I no u heard of the corleone's) rob 3 cartels and still live to tell about it! She tops all of these wise guys.. and also you HAVE to stick rayful edmunds in the top 10! Dude had the most prestige court trial ever!! No1 wantd their faces seen. Pepl were killin hundreds of pepl for ray wile he was in jail. Dude sold over 2000 keys from prison.

Number 7: Bugsy Siegel
Born Benjamin Hymen Siegel, he was a Jewish American gangster who hated the nickname "Bugsy". Finding success in the gambling racket with follow mobsters Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano, Siegel is best known for establishing a gambling empire in what was once the barren deserts of Las Vegas.

Number 8: Bindy Johal
Throughout the 1990s, Johal ran the largest and most successful criminal organization in British Columbia. His criminal endeavours included the illicit narcotics trade, fraud, contract murder, money laundering, extortion and racketeering. In the mid-1990s, Johal would often be on primetime news exchanging threats with rival mobsters.

Number 9: Dave Courtney
Because Dave insulted one of the all time most famous gangsters named mad Frankie Fraser. He became known as a good guy for the one reason that every street he has lived on, no one has ever robbed them while he was still there because Dave would hurt them and other criminals knew that. He was a gangster from just twelve years old when he threw a pathing slat at another kids head, he was eventually grassed up by his so called friend.

Number 10: Ronnie and Reggie Kray
The twins ruled London over people fearing them. they stabbed a sword into a russian man's hand and then twisted it they used a sword to carve a smile into a mans face because he called ronnie a boy not a man they shot george cornell in public and nobody said they saw the krays do it as they were too scared they stabbed jack the hat to death they served thirty years in jail each.


 1.Pablo Emilio Escobar 1949 - 1993         9 Billion USD

Pablo Escobar was definitely the greatest and richest criminal the world has ever seen. In 1989 Forbes listed him as the seventh richest man in the world with an estimated net value of 9 Billion USD.Escobar was born in Colombia where from he estimated a drug cartel of incredible proportions. He had submarines, planes, and employed nearly every inhabitant of his hometown Medellin. On top of his career he even tried to become the president of Colombia, raged a court with tanks and build his own personal jail. All the same Palbo Escobar was shot in 1993 by an American special force.

2.Carlos Lehder 1950 - ? 2.7 Billion USD

According to my investigations the second place goes to Carlos Lehder. He worked together with Pablo Escobar and was one of the co-founders of the Medellin Cartel. His estimated net value was taxed on 2.7 Billion USD.

3.Susumu Ishii 1924 - 1991 1.5 Billion USD

Susumu Ishii was born in Tokyo in 1924. one of the heads of the Ingawa-Kai , Japan´s second largest “yakuza” underworld syndicate. Also he was the 5th soho of the Yokosusa-ikka. His estimated net value amounted to 1.5 Billion USD, which he earned through various loans, banking deals, and real estate scams. But as the Japanese economic bubble burst, Ishii was no longer “the world’s richest gangster”. His assets a his health declined rapidly, and diet one year later.

4.Anthony Salerno 1911 - 1992 600 Million USD

Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno was a member of the American Cosa Nostra and the front boss of the Genovese crime family. He was born and raised in East Harlem, New York where he worked one´s way up to the top of New York’s mafia as a basher and shylock. In 1986 he was sentenced to 100 years prison by the “Mafia Commission Trial” where he died in 1992.

5.Meyer Lansky 1902 - 1993 400 Million USD

Meyer Lansky was born in Grodno Russia and emigrated with is family to the U.S.A in 1911, where he settled down on the East Side of Manhattan. At the age of 25 he established gambling operations in Florida and Cuba in a time long before credit card machines. Later he realised own vulnerability to tax evasion prosecution, in response he transferred illegal funds from his growing casino empire to Europe. A few years later he even bought a complete offshore bank in Switzerland.


Number 1

Pablo Escobar

Country of operation: Colombia
Clients: North, Central & South America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and possibly Asia.
Product: Cocaine

Pablo Escobar was not the most intelligent drug lord, nor was he the most organized or the most innovative. Simply put: He was the most ruthless, and this made all the difference. The head of the Medellin Cartel ran his empire with virtual impunity within Colombia, carrying out a campaign of violence against anyone who dared challenge it, resulting in the assassination of 30 judges, over 400 police officers, and the bombing of Avianca Flight 203 in the mistaken belief that Colombian presidential candidate Gaviria was on board (he wasn’t, but 107 civilians were). Estimates put the Medellin kill toll at over 3,000.

At its peak, Escobar’s cartel is believed to have controlled four-fifths of the world cocaine market, seeing an estimated annual revenue of $30 billion (roughly double the revenue for Oracle between Colombia and the U.S.).

Downfall: Anxious about being extradited to the U.S., Escobar brokered a sweetheart deal with the Colombian movement that put him in the most luxurious prison imaginable, but Escobar couldn’t stay out of trouble and soon he fled the prison.

Status: Pablo Escobar died in 1993 after being hunted down by Colombian and U.S. government forces.


 Number 2

Amado Carrillo FuentesAka The ““Lord Of The Skies”

Country of operation: Mexico
Clients: USA, Mexico, Argentina, and Chile.
Product: Cocaine

Fuentes learned the drug trade by working for Colombians during the cocaine boom, but his first brilliant move was to eschew cash payments. Instead of cash, Amado took his pay in coke and used it to develop his own distribution system. As Colombian cartels buckled under the crackdown of the late 1980s, Fuentes was turning the colossal Juarez Cartel in Mexico into a $30-million-a-day juggernaut -- in large part due to his audacious decision to use a fleet of 727s to ship product from Peru, Bolivia and Colombia to Mexico. At his peak, he had Mexico’s top drug enforcement official on his payroll, and his own net worth was believed to be somewhere around $25 billion.

Downfall: Although a sophisticated and diplomatic businessman, Amado’s operation was so huge that he inevitably became the most wanted trafficker in the world. 

Status: In 1997, plastic surgeons altering his appearance fatally botched the procedure; those surgeons were later discovered stuffed into oil drums.

Number 3

Khun Sa, Aka “The Opium King”

Country of operation: Burma (Myanmar)
Clients: Predominantly the USA
Product: Heroin (opium)

In the mid-1960s, Burmese warlord Khun Sa disappeared into the jungle with an army of 800 men and began to cultivate opium. An entire town sprung up around his operation, and at the height of his power, Khun Sa was the world’s most prolific heroin trafficker, producing as much as three quarters of the world’s supply and regularly running mule trains loaded with heroin through Thailand en route to the U.S. The DEA, which referred to him as a ruthless “Prince of Death,” desperately wanted to bring him to justice and continually offered Burmese officials as much as $2 million to hand him over.

Downfall: In the mid-‘90s, allegedly concerned that officials would in fact turn him over to the U.S., Khun Sa surrendered to the Burmese government, which then steadfastly refused to extradite him.

Status: Khun Sa lived a luxurious life in Rangoon until his death in late 2007.

Number 4

Griselda BlancoAka The “Cocaine Queen Of Miami”

Country of operation: USA
Clients: USA
Product: Cocaine

As the undisputed “Cocaine Queen of Miami,” the brutal, ruthless and probably psychotic Blanco proved a highly effective trafficker for the Medellin Cartel, amassing a personal fortune estimated at $500 million.

She also liked to wear haute couture fashions and loved to smoke crack, but her greatest passion -- as well as the source of her enduring legend -- was in ordering creative, cold-blooded assassinations, possibly as many as 200, including one failed attempt in which the hitman was instructed to use a bayonet.

Downfall: Blanco’s ruthlessness -- which included the shooting death of a 2-year-old -- gave DEA agents added incentive to hunt her down. In 1985, she was sentenced to 20 years in prison for trafficking.

Status: Released from prison in 2004 and immediately deported to Columbia, Blanco’s current whereabouts are unknown.

Number 5

Jose Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha

Country of operation: Colombia
Clients: North, Central & South America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and possibly Asia.
Product: Cocaine

As a young man, Rodriguez was a hired gun for emerald-mine mobsters, working for notorious coke traffickers like Veronica Rivera de Vargas before moving up to become the Medellin Cartel’s No. 2 man behind Pablo Escobar. He would ultimately amass a fortune in the billions, drawing the attention of Forbes, which put him in their list of global billionaires in 1988.  

Gacha was nothing if not tireless, always looking for new, creative trafficking routes from Mexico into the U.S. He is also credited with substantially raising the brutal profile of the Cartel by hiring foreign mercenaries to come to Columbia and train the cartel’s troops in such things as assassination and guerrilla warfare.

Downfall: Increasing violence on behalf of the Cartel, including multiple assassination orders direct from Rodriguez, led to a crackdown on Medellin in the late 1980s.

2008 status: Gacha died in 1989, following a gunfight with Colombian police.

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