With a peak net worth of $2 billion, Griselda Blanco is the first and only woman on our list of the richest drug lords of all time. Griselda Blanco was the queen of Miami drug dealing for Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel in the 1970s and 80s. Griselda was known for being a ruthless leader who ordered the deaths of more than 200 people during her reign.
Griselda Blanco (1943 - ?): Drug lord who ran Miami-based cocaine trade during the 1970s and early 1980s. She committed her first murder when she was 11. Authorities estimate Blanco killed or ordered the killings of between 40 and 200 people. She was arrested in 1985, and continued her cocaine business from jail. The case against her collapsed, and she was deported to Columbia in 2004. Blanco was last seen in Bogota Airport in 2007.
19 MOST EVIL WOMEN IN HISTORY | #12 Griselda Blanco | This infamous cocaine godmother, who was already kidnapping and murdering children at age 11, ran the cocaine trade with murderous force in New York and Miami before being shot in the head in 2012.
Griselda Blanco, 70, was known as La Madrina, the godmother—and for all the bad reasons. Blanco, who was gunned down in her hometown of Medellin, Colombia, will go down as one of the architects of the illegal drug industry.
Griselda Blanco: She was known as La Madrina, the Black Widow, the Cocaine Godmother and the Queen of Narco-Trafficking, was a drug lord of the Medellín Cartel and a pioneer in the Miami-based cocaine drug trade and underworld during the 1970s and early 1980s. Blanco at her death her net worth was 2 Billion Dollars!