Not surprisingly, the number one richest drug lord of all time with a peak net worth of $30 billion was El Patron himself, Pablo Escobar. If you've seen the movie Blow or read any of the countless books about his life, you know that Pablo Escobar was the ruthless leader of the largest cocaine organization in history, The Medellin Cartel. At his height, Pablo shipped more than 80 tons of cocaine to The US per month. He owned soccer teams, constructed hospitals, and housing projects all over Colombia. When he was eventually captured, the Colombian government built him a luxurious prison called La Catedral. He eventually escaped and was gunned down in 1993 on the roof of a Medellin apartment.