Forbes Magazine estimated that his net worth is in the billions.
The United States Government announced that a $5,000,000 reward was waiting for anyone who gave information leading to his location and arrest.
Founded in the 1960’s, the founders were Pedro Aviles Perez, Rafael Caro Quintero, and Ernesto Fonseca.
It is important to note that the gang is a shell of what it was in the late 1990’s (Insight Crime, 2015).
The gang was made from immigrants to the United States because of a civil war going on in El Salvador, their previous home.
The gang’s members are often decorated with tattoos all over their body, and often on their face. “Joaquín Guzmán Loera.” Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 19 Jan. com/levels/high/article/Joaquín-Guzmán-Loera/600397.
National Security and Foreign Affairs Reporter JP Carroll said, “MS-13 tattoos partially mean loyalty to the group or ‘family,’ but they mainly demonstrate the identification to a specific lifestyle, representing the culture of the street.
Also in this scenario, tattoos were like like a ‘baptism’ of the member into a group, representing the turning point of the appartenance” (The Daily Caller).
That is enough money to buy every NBA and NFL franchise (therichest.com).
It’s not only large industries that make billions of dollars.