AndrÃ©s Escobar Saldarriaga
(13 March 1967 â€“ 2 July 1994)
was a Colombian footballer who was shot and killed in MedellÃn. It is widely believed that he was murdered due to his own goal in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, which supposedly would have caused gambling losses to several powerful drug lords. AndrÃ©s Escobar is still held in the highest regard by Colombian fans, and is especially mourned and remembered by AtlÃ©tico Nacional's fans. His brother, Santiago, has managed many Colombian teams.
Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria
(December 1, 1949 â€“ December 2, 1993)
was a Colombian drug lord. Often referred to as the "World's Greatest Outlaw", he was indeed the most elusive cocaine trafficker ever to have lived. He is regarded as the richest and most successful criminal in world history. Some other sources state that he was the second richest criminal ever, after Amado Carrillo Fuentes. In 1989, Forbes magazine declared Escobar as the seventh richest man in the world, with an estimated personal fortune of US billion. He owned innumerable luxury residences and automobiles and, in 1986, he attempted to enter Colombian politics, even offering to pay off the nation's US billion national debt. It is said that Escobar once burned US$ 2 million in cash just to keep his daughter warm while on the run.