Anyone who says crime doesn’t pay should take a look at these men and women. Profiting from locations across the globe from east asia, to new york city, to south America. These men and women made serious amounts of loot. Some even hit the billion dollar mark. Each kingpin had his or her secrets that allowed them to rake in the mountains of cash.
10. Ricky Ross
Nicknamed Freeway Ricky Ross (who the rapper rick ross named himself after) made 2 million in a single day. His drug empire controlled the streets of Los Angeles, California, and employed over 1,000 subordinates.
9. Paul lir Alexander
A.K.A. The Baron of Cocaine. From Brazil, Alexander reportedly smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine inside large elctric transformers and ship them to the United States. Evidently it worked well. At his peak he owned a 25 million dollar Yacht and docked it in Monte Carlo. When he wasn’t living upscale in Rio De Janero he could take his private Hawker Sidley Jet and fly to his mansion on Miami Beach. If you want to read more about him, his activities were documented exclusively in “Without a Badge”.
8.Santiago Luis Polanco Rodriguez
His marketing ability helped him become one of the richest crack cocaine kingpin from the Dominican Republic in United States. Among many marketing tactics, he would have discount weekends and use business cards to establish brand authority. His nickname was Yayo.
7. Felix Mitchell
Also known as “Felix the Cat” he was the leader of the “69 Mob” which derived from his hometown residence 69th Avenue San Antonio Village and mob stood for “My Other Brother”. Mitchell used the power of his gang to control the heroin market in California and the United States. Some estimates beleive his earnings were $800,000 a week at his peak during the early 1980′s.
Co-Founder of the Medellin Cartel. And George Jungs business partner. You may be familiar with him as Diego Delgado who was George Jung’s cellmate in the movie Blow. Lehder revolutionized the the cocaine trade by using airplanes to ship large quantities into the United States. He eventually acquired an island in the Bahamas which he used as the headquarters for his business. It reportedly would process 300 kilos per day.
5. Jose Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha
In 1988 he was included in the Forbes annual list of billionaires. He was a leader in the Medellin Cartel alongside Pablo Escobar and established new routes for smuggling in Texas and California. He played a major role in the Medellin Cartel and helped establish massive factories hidden in the jungles, some employed over 2,000.
She was a major player in the cocaine trade in Miami during the late 1970′s and early 1980′s. Her business earned over eight million dollars per month. She was also one of the most violent in the business, during her time in Miami she is suspected to have masterminded over 200 murders which ultimately contributed to her downfall because of the attention it garnered from the police.
Dubbed the “Opium King” Sa was a Burmese Warlord and major opium producer in the Golden Triangle. He was the Frank Lucas heroin connection and supplied over 80% of heroin to the United States from the mid 1970s to the mid 1990′s and it was 90% pure, according to the DEA it was the purest in the business.
2.Amado Carrillo Fuentes
He used a fleet of jets to transport cocaine and was nicknamed “The Lord of the Skies”. He seized controll of the Juarez Cartel by assassinating its leader. With his fleet of jets he amassed a fortune which the DEA estimated at 25 billion making him one of the wealthiest drug lords of all time.
Born relatively poor he climbed his way to the top and became one of the wealthiest in the cocaine business, in 1989 he was featured in the Forbes List of Billionaires. Also, during his height he controlled 80% of the global cocaine trade. He was also, a big sports fan and funded the building of soccer fields and sponsored charities supporting local sports.
How to Sell Weed and Make Money
Think George Jung. 100 million dollars. Over 1,700lbs of pot. He is widely known as one of the great drug dealers of all time (if you don’t know who he is watch the movie Blow). But how did this small town Massachusetts, college dropout, become extraordinarily wealthy. For the answer to this question we can go to the source himself. In a tell all interview with PBS, Jung told how his story, from his beginning all the way up to the top of his game, and finally his collapse.
Let’s just start out by talking about marijuana days, how you came to be a marijuana dealer, how did that happen?
Well, smoking marijuana–or most everybody who smokes marijuana deals it in small amounts to their friends, innocently enough. I think it’s innocently enough. Then I begin to see the money aspect of it. That was the driving force. I suddenly began to realize that to become an entrepreneur in the marijuana business would make me fairly well off. And I also liked the lifestyle, my own working hours. Basically, the whole conception of this came about when a friend of mine came out to Manhattan Beach for the summer in California. He was attending U-Mass at Amherst and I had a large punch bowl of pot sitting on the table, for anybody to use at their leisure. He asked me how much it was worth and I told him something like $60.00 per kilo. He told me that it sold for $300.00 back East in Amherst. The wheels began to turn and the next thing I knew we were purchasing the $60.00 kilos and transporting pot back to Amherst making a profit of approximately $200.00 on each one less the airline fare, what have you. At that time that was a lot of money.
The first sales for Jung were to his buddies. Your buddies are a great people to start selling weed to for a few reason. Since you and your buddies are already friends you should trust each other. With the element of trust evident, it is much easier for you to concentrate on the finer points of selling to help the deal go smooth. A smooth deal is one where your buddy gets the product and you get the cash and most importantly, nobody gets caught.
A second lesson we can learn from Jung is to have your mind on the profit. When he learned that he could sell something for $300 that he could get for $60 he knew he could make money. That is something you need to look out for to when buying some weight to sell. In other words, when you go to buy some product you need to know how much your buddies will pay for it. As an example, if your buddies will pay $40 for an eighth that means to break even (without smoking any) you cannot spend anymore than $320 on an ounce. Obviously, you would like to make a profit, so you would want to buy the ounce for less.
Or for more information check out how to sell weed.