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Facts of Maria Victoria Henao

Full NameMaria Victoria Henao
First NameMaria
Middle NameVictoria
Last NameHenao
ProfessionPablo Escobar's wife
NationalityColombian
Birth CountryColombia
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
SpousePablo Escobar
No Of Children2
SibilingsCarlos Mario Henao Vallejo, Pastora Henao Baye
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Date of Birth1961

Maria Victoria Henao is the widow of the famous Columbian drug lord and narcoterrorist, Pablo Escobar

Pablo was the sole leader of the Medellin Cartel.

When Did She Get Married? How Was Her Married Life?

She met the love of her life, Pablo, at an early age of 13 years old. 

She got to know him through her brother Carlos as he was working with the Medellin Cartel owned by Pablo. 

She was so in love with her partner that she got married at a young age of 15 years

Pablo made a good husband as he never failed to surprise his wife with gifts and romantic ballads. 

In her new book, My Life and Prison with Pablo Escobar, she has mentioned that he made her felt like a fairy princess, and she was convinced that he was her Prince Charming.

Since her brother was working with Pablo, her family knew very well about Pablo’s criminal activities. 

Hence they opposed their union. The couple did not have any choice, and as a result, they eloped

She and her husband were blessed with two children, namely Juan Pablo Escobar and Manuela Escobar

Maria’s family
Maria’s family Source: marriedbiography

Life After Husband’s Death

Being a criminal means risking every second of your life. Pablo’s life was never secured. 

He was shot and killed on December 2, 1993, by a group of U.S. backed Colombian officers

Maria and her children’s life got difficult after Pablo’s death. 

The fear of retaliation from her husband’s former associates made her leave Columbia. 

Once the family found a place to settle in Argentina, they maintained a very low profile life. 

Their life got complicated after Maria and her son were arrested in 1999 under the charges of theft and money laundering

However, due to insufficient evidence, both of them were released after 15 months. 

Net Worth

Pablo ran one of the most violent drug cartels in history, The Medellin Drug Cartel

It distributed 80% of the world’s cocaine market when it was at its peak. 

He made a jaw-dropping amount throughout his life. He is reported to have a whopping net worth of $30 billion.

He was listed on the Forbes’ list of international billionaires for seven consecutive years from 1987 to 1993. 

How Did Pablo Earn Money?

In the mid-1980s, when the cartel was at the peak of its power, it brought in around $70 million per day

The amount was equivalent to $22 billion a year

The amount was so huge that he had to spend $2500 per month on rubber bands to keep the cash bundled together. 

He also had to write off 10% of the money, i.e., $2.1 billion because the rats would eat in the storage, or it would be damaged by water or lost.

Below is the list of some the richest gangsters of all time:

S.NNameNet Worth
1Griselda Blanco$2 billion
2Dawood Ibrahim$6.7 billion
3Semion Mogilevich$10 billlion

Pablo’s Expensive House

With his vast earnings, he built a palatial estate called Hacienda Napoles

He maintained a colonial house, sculpture garden, a private zoo, and reconstructed dinosaurs

The zoo was filled with animals imported from different continents. 

Pablo’s exotic estate, Hacienda Napoles
Pablo’s exotic estate, Hacienda Napoles Source: Biography

Trivia

  1. According to different wiki sites, she changed her name to Maria Isabel Santos Caballero after her husband’s death.
  2. Her birthday details include only her birth year. As of now, we only know that she was born in 1961.

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Updated On Thu Apr 16 2020 Published On Thu Apr 16 2020 By paper-boat

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