I’m not sure if this a WTF so much as it is a “Are you effing kidding me?”
Forbes lists a Drug Lord in its annual list of self made men.
Guzman Loera, whose nickname means Shorty, escaped from a Mexican prison in 2001. He heads the powerful Sinaloa cartel, investigators say. Authorities on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border blame the Sinaloa and other cartels for a surge in violence in the region.
He ranked 701th on Forbes’ yearly report, with an estimated fortune of $1 billion.
Mexican Attorney General Eduardo Medina Mora expressed outrage at the publication and described Forbes’ calculations on Guzman Loera’s fortune as mere “speculation.”
I wouldn’t try to dismiss his fortune as “speculation” because cocaine is a huge business, so I’m sure he’s loaded.
That being said, putting him in the magazine gives him an air of legitimacy that is just stupid given the issues Mexico is currently facing with the escalation in what can only be called an outright drug war.