- Name: El Chapo Guzmán
- Age: 62 years old
- Height: 5ft 6in (168 cm)
- Occupation: Drug Lord
- Net Worth: US $1+ Billion
- Status: Alive
El Chapo Guzmán is a Mexican drug lord and leader of the organized crime syndicate known as the “Sinaloa Cartel”. He was born Joaquín Guzmán Loera on December 25, 1954 in the rural town of Badiraguato, Sinaloa. He’s 5ft 6in tall and was given the name ‘El Chapo’ which means ‘shorty’. He entered the drug trade as a teenager and went on to form the Sinaloa cartel in 1989. They trafficked cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine across the United States borders and South America.
Guzmán was captured in Guatemala and extradited to Mexico in 1993. He was sentenced to 20 years for murder and drug trafficking. He escaped prison in 2001 after bribing prison guards. He became Mexico’s top drug lord in 2003 following the arrest of his rival. He was named “Public Enemy Number One” by the Chicago Crime Commission in 2013. Guzmán was arrested again in 2014 but managed to escape once more in July 2015. Mexican Marines were able to recapture him after a fierce gun battle on January 8, 2016. He was extradited to the United States in January 2017.
He has been married at least five times and fathered several children. He married first wife “Alejandrina María Salazar” in 1977 and latest wife “Emma Coronel Aispuro” in 2007. El Chapo’s net worth is over $1 billion. The Sinaloa Cartel’s annual revenues may exceed $3 billion. He was ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the most powerful people in the world starting from 2009.
El Chapo Age, Birthday, Married
- Birth Name: Joaquín Guzmán Loera
- Birthday: December 25, 1954
- How Old : Age: 62 years old
- Place of Birth: Badiraguato, Sinaloa, Mexico
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 6in (168 cm)
- Occupation: Drug Lord, Leader of Sinaloa Cartel
- Net Worth 2017: US $1+ Billion
- Marriage(s): Alejandrina María Salazar, Hernández, Estela Peña, Griselda López Pérez, Emma Coronel Aispuro
- Death-O-Meter: Alive
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