George Jung Net Worth
George Jung net worth: George Jung is an American former drug dealer who was the inspiration behind the 2001 movie "Blow". Today George Jung's net worth is minimal but at the peak of his drug-running career he was worth as much as $100 million.
George Jung was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts on August 6, 1942. George Jung was a student at the University of Southern Mississippi when he first began using marijuana. In order to pay for the marijuana, he would often sell a portion of whatever he bought to friends and classmates. This initial business endeavor planted the seeds of an idea for smuggling larger quantities of marijuana from California to New England where he knew there was a high demand.
He was quite successful, and over the course of the next seven years, George built a large smuggling empire. At his peak, he was making as much as $250,000 per month. In 1974, he was arrested with 660 pounds of marijuana and sent to jail. While in jail, he hooked up with the Medellin Cartel, specifically future kingpin Carlos Lehder. After his release George began to smuggle cocaine from Colombia. His cocaine smuggling operations made him a multi-millionaire practically overnight. Over time, George became the largest smuggler of cocaine in the United States. He is reportedly responsible for smuggling 80-90% of the cocaine found in America during the 1970s and 80s. George was arrested in 1987. In 1994, he began smuggling marijuana again, but was subsequently caught.
George Jung was made famous when Johnny Depp played him in the 2001 movie "Blow" which was a mostly-true biographical telling of his life.
George Jung Release Date: George was scheduled to be released from prison on Thanksgiving day 2014. That's November 27, 2014. He had been incarcerated in Fort Dix, New Jersey. George Jung was released from prison five months early on June 2, 2014. Jung was 71 years old at the time of his release and had served just under 20 years in federal prison.
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|Net Worth:||$10 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||Aug 6, 1942 (78 years old)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|