Amado Carrillo Fuentes Net Worth
Amado Carrillo Fuentes net worth: Amado Carrillo Fuentes was prolific Mexican drug lord who had a peak net worth of $25 billion. Amado Carrillo Fuentes was born December 17, 1956 in Navolato, Sinaloa, Mexico and died in 1997 under unusual circumstances during a botched plastic surgery operation. During his career, Amado was known as "El Señor de Los Cielos", translation "The Lord of the Skies". He earned this nickname after pioneering the use of private aircraft to transport cocaine around the world. At his peak of power, Fuentes owned and operated a veritable fleet of private jets that included nearly 30 Boeing 727s. Fuentes became head of the infamous Juarez drug cartel after murdering his former mentor and boss Rafael Aguilar Guajardo. Throughout the late 80s and early 90s, Amado was considered to be the most powerful and wealthiest drug trafficker in the world. He spent his final years being thoroughly hunted by both American DEA agents and Mexican anti-drug police. He spent his remaining months flying the world to countries like Russia and Cuba hoping to seek asylum. As pressure for his arrest mounted, Amado checked into a hospital in Mexico City to undergo a series of aggressive facial plastic surgeries meant to mask his true appearance. The operation lasted more than nine hours and took a turn for the worse when Amado had an adverse reaction either to the respirator or the medication. Three months later, the two doctors who performed the botched surgeries were found dead, encased in concrete tombs with visible signs of torture. During his life, Amado lived in a middle-eastern styled house called "The Palace of a Thousand and One Nights". The fortress still stands today, a visible reminder of a very violent and powerful man. Amado is survived by a wife and a son named Vicente who was recently captured by Mexican drug agents. Thousands of people attended his funeral which lasted days and was reportedly one of the most expensive in Mexico's history.