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One thing is for certain about Pablo Escobar: he was rich. That’s what happens when you become the cocaine king of the world. While that title doesn’t come with the pomp and circumstance of being, say, the President of the United States, it’s a job that someone has to do. Pablo stepped up to the plate and crushed it out of the park.
Just how filthy rich was ol’ Pablo? Besides reportedly pulling in over $420 million a week, he was also losing nearly $2.1 BILLION a year to mold, water damage, and rats. A number like that would end most companies. But not our man Escobar. In fact, he didn’t really seem to care about these losses.
From Business Insider:
“Pablo was earning so much that each year we would write off 10% of the money because the rats would eat it in storage or it would be damaged by water or lost,” Escobar wrote.
That would be about $2.1 billion, given how much money he was reportedly making.
Escobar simply had more money than he knew to do with, and therefore haphazardly losing money to rodents and mold wasn’t an issue.
As awesome as it is that he kinda just shrugs off $2.1B like it’s nothing, that’s still $2.1B you can be spending on life’s necessities like more hookers, more booze, and servants. If I was him, I would’ve made sure every last dollar I had was safe..
[via Business Insider]
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