Manuela Escobar is the daughter of the infamous Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar. At the peak of his career, the man dubbed the “king of coke” supplied as much as four-fifths of all the cocaine smuggled into the United States. In the year 1989, Forbes rated Escobar as the 7th richest man in the world with a fortune estimated at $25 billion. So stupendous was his wealth that he once offered to pay off the Colombian national debt in 1984 in return for amnesty. Pablo Escobar eventually met his waterloo in 1993 when he was shot dead by the Colombian national police.
While he was alive, Manuela Escobar was the apple of her father’s eyes. He once torched 2 million dollars just to provide heat for her on a cold night. So then, what happened to Manuela Escobar after her father’s death? We have the answers.
Manuela Escobar was born on the 25th of may 1984. She is the second child of Pablo Escobar and Maria Victoria Henao. The first is a son, Juan Pablo.
Manuela Escobar was quite the daddy’s girl. Even though Pablo was a terror, masterminding the assassination of anybody who dared to stand in his way, he was quite a consummate and loving family man. He literally moved the earth to give his family anything they wanted. He was especially fond of his daughter Manuela and went to great lengths to show his love for her.
He once got her a real-life pony for her birthday albeit with fake horns and fake wings. Reports also have it that Escobar once ignited 2 million dollars worth of cash just to keep his daughter warm on a cold night in the mountains where he was in hiding with his family. It is also believed that he made one of his lovers abort his child as a result of his promise to his daughter that she will be his last offspring.
Not much is known about Manuela’s net worth. Working as an engineer, one would be right to conclude that her net worth may not be that impressive compared to the fortune her father controlled. This is especially in view of the fact that her late billionaire daddy’s assets were confiscated by the Colombian government as well as the American governments while other properties were taken over by rival drug cartels.
She has also obviously avoided getting caught up in any illegitimate entanglements, unlike her mother and brother who were recently charged with laundering money on behalf of a known drug lord in Argentina.
following Escobar’s death in 1993, things fell apart, not only for his cartel but for his immediate family. Manuela Escobar and her family were denied refuge by several countries and eventually landed in Mozambique where they spent two weeks before moving on to Brazil and then Argentina under new identities. Manuela became Juana Manuela Santos Marroquín and her brother Juan Pablo took up the name Juan Sebastian Marroquin Santos. Their mother changed her name from Maria Victoria Henao to Maria Isabel Santos Caballero.
While in Argentina, the family resumed a normal middle-class life. Rather than being homeschooled as was the case before, Manuela and the bother attended school just like other youngsters. Their mother, using her new identity, went into the property business and became quite prosperous until her true identity was exposed, forcing her to abandon her business and go into hiding.
The authorities eventually caught up with her and she spent months in incarceration while her finances were being probed. she was eventually set free after the investigation exonerated her of any unlawful dealings. This ordeal made Manuela Escobar retreat from the scanty social life she had back into her shell. She stopped her public schooling and instead continued receiving her education privately.
Little is known about Manuela Escobar but her mother and brother have maintained some sort of public profile, airing documentaries, authoring books and giving interviews. On the contrary, Manuela Escobar is totally absent from the public scene, avoiding doing anything that will put her under the public eye.
While her brother, who is an architect as well as an author, have toured Latin American countries speaking out against gun violence and pushing for drug reforms, Manuela has firmly been under the radar. This is perhaps an attempt to escape the ghost of her infamous father. She is reportedly living in North Carolina under an alias and works as an electrical engineer.