Mexican drug lord booted from Forbes rich list

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A 1993 file photo of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The feared Mexican drug lord who made an unusual addition to Forbes’ list of top billionaires has been dropped from the latest ranking because his assets are hard to calculate, the magazine said. AP/DAMIAN DOVARGANES

NEW YORK—A feared Mexican drug lord who made an unusual addition to Forbes’ list of top billionaires has been dropped from the latest ranking because his assets are hard to calculate, the magazine said.

The 2013 list, which came out Monday with another Mexican, telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim, at the top, has “kicked out” Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the business magazine said.

The Sinaloa drug cartel leader has been in hiding since escaping from a Mexican maximum security prison in 2001. Reports late last month that he was killed during a shootout between traffickers in a jungle region on the Guatemala-Mexico border were never confirmed.

However, the uncertainty surrounding the allegedly brutal narco baron was enough to have him tossed from a list where he rubbed shoulders with the likes of Slim and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

“Although he is believed to likely be alive and living in Mexico, Guzman’s whereabouts are unknown,” Forbes wealth editor Luisa Kroll said.

“Also sketchy: how he’s spending the illicit money he earns. Forbes has been unable to reach him to verify figures and believes an increasing chunk of money is going to protect him and his family.

“As the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, he is one of the most powerful people in the world, but no longer someone we are confident enough to call a billionaire.”

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  • huseng_batute

    So pwede ka palang malagay sa Forbes list kahit saan nanggaling ang pera mo.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETIVE4H6I7ZVBAL72HE3VLGCA4 nicosan

      Rich and Powerful naman e. hindi naman sinabi na Rich and Powerful and Legal :D

      • Mr_Ben

         exactly

      • jahred

        How About Forbes Poor List !

        Poorest and Miserable and Legal 

        how come they do not publish this ! 0(‘-‘)0

      • KpTUL

         Dami mong reklamo, gumawa ka nalng ng magazine mo.

      • Crysis_III

        lol.

      • jahred

        Where ? saan ako nagreklamo !

      • Elian Mario Abergos

        Because it is costly and will be inaccurate. Baka magcheck sila para 2013, hindi pa nila matapos sa 2023. Richest person is easier to find.

      • Marx Louis Wang

        tama, besides mae-expose ang katamaran ng mga ito.

      • Marx Louis Wang

        They do not publish this kasi po kasali ka, baka mapahiya ka raw!!!

      • jahred

        ganito yun !

        mahirap tlaga mag lista ng poorest list kasi baka isinusulat palang ang pangalan ng number 1 poor person namatay na ito sa gutom 

        ibig sabihin nun in every seconds nagpapalit ang listahan kung sino ang pinakamahirap

        di gaya ng listahan ng mayayaman halos taon taon sila sila rin ang Nagkikita – Kita sa final 0(‘-‘)0 

        Pasensya lang po sa abala ng aking suhesyon at katanungan

        Good day po and Jah Bless !

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