What happened to Manuela Escobar? Her fate after death of drug lord Pablo Escobar. Her wiki, bio, net worth.

Pablo Escobar was tracked down and shot dead by Colombian authorities on December 2, 1993, in Madelin, Colombia. He ran drug organization Medline Cartel during 70’s, and 80 ’s and earned the billions of fortune from the drug smuggling. Cartel supplied about 80% of the drug in the United States during their peak period.

His daughter Manuela Escobar was only ten years of age when Pablo was killed. Losing a father at such young age made her vulnerable, and she suffered depression. It is long said she slept with the shirt of Pablo Escobar the day he was killed and mustache under her pillow. For those eager to know what happened to her, we will bring you details below.

Manuela Escobar

What Happened to Manuela Escobar after Pablo Escobar death?

After the death, Escobar family was left seeking a place to hide in fear of enemies. Manuela Escobar, her mother, and brother tried to take refuge in America, Germany, and several other countries but none allowed entry let alone stay.

In November of 1994 Colombian government gave them a new identity her mother Maria Victoria Henao was given the name “Maria Isabel Santos Caballero,” her brother Juan Pablo Escobar name was changed to “Juan Sebastián Marroquín Santos” and Manuela to “Juana Manuela Marroquin Santos.”

The family got the opportunity to live in Mozambique, an African country but left after living few days. On December 24, 1994, they arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentine as the tourist. The family lived a regular life while Maria performed designing works and her children attended the public school. They lived an entirely unrecognized life until the Argentine government revealed their identity.

Manuela Escobar now
A rare appearance of Manuela Escobar in public

Manuela was hard hit by the situation and refused to attend public school. Like her days in Colombia, hence she was tutored at home. In 1999 her mother Maria and her brother were convicted and arrested for false document and money laundering while she was spared being a minor. Manuela went through deep depression and had to seek psychological treatment. She went through one after another psychologist. At one point, she tried to take her own life.

After so many years Manuela has embraced the life in Argentina. She is the resident of  Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina now. Her mother obtained Argentine citizenship on December 3, 2010, and she even voted while her brother stills hold Colombian citizenship.

Manuela Escobar Early Life, education, struggle, depression and personal life

Manuela Escobar was born on May 25, 1984, in Colombia, as the only daughter of Pablo Escobar and Maria Victoria Henao. She had an elder brother, Juan Pablo Escobar Henao, who later changed his name to Sebastián Marroquín. Manuela’s early childhood was marked by luxury, danger, and isolation. She was the apple of her father’s eye, who would do anything to fulfil her wishes, even if they were impossible or illegal. At one birthday, while trying to fulfill her wish, her father gave her a Unicorn made from a white horse stamped with cow horn in the forehead. The animal suffered infection and died days later. Pablo Escobar was the notorious leader of the Medellín cartel, the most powerful and violent drug trafficking organization in Colombia. He was also known as the “King of Cocaine”, as he controlled most of the cocaine production and distribution in the world.

Manuela grew up in a lavish mansion that had everything from a soccer field to a zoo. She had access to millions of dollars and could buy anything she wanted. However, she also faced constant threats from her father’s enemies, who wanted to kill him and his family. She was homeschooled to ensure her safety, and rarely interacted with other children. She witnessed several attacks on her home, such as a car bomb explosion that almost killed her when she was three years old. She also experienced the hardships of living on the run, as her father was wanted by the Colombian government and the United States. She had to change her name and identity several times, and move from one country to another. She once lived in a mountain hideout, where her father reportedly burned $2 million to keep her warm.

Manuela’s fairy tale life ended abruptly when her father was shot and killed by the Colombian National Police on December 2, 1993, when she was ten years old. She lost her beloved father, who had been her hero and protector. She also lost her home, her wealth, and her identity. She had to flee from Colombia with her mother and brother, to escape the revenge of her father’s enemies. They travelled to different places, such as Brazil, Ecuador, South Africa, and Peru, before settling in Argentina. There, Manuela changed her name to Juana Manuela Marroquín Santos, and tried to start a new life.

Manuela attended a public school in Argentina, where she made some friends and learned new things. They lived an entirely unrecognized life until the Argentine government revealed their identity. Manuela was hard hit by the situation and refused to attend public school. Like her days in Colombia, she was tutored at home. Moreover, she never forgot her father or her past. She suffered from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, and struggled to cope with the loss of her father. She also faced legal troubles, as she and her family were accused of money laundering in Argentina. They were later cleared of the charges, but their reputation was tarnished.

Manuela has always been a private person, who avoided the media and public attention. She has never given any interviews or written any books about her life. Unlike her brother and mother, who have spoken about their experiences and opinions on Pablo Escobar, Manuela has remained silent and secretive. She has chosen to live a low-profile life, away from the spotlight and controversy. She is currently living in Argentina, under an assumed name.

Wiki/Bio Facts

Full nameManuela Escobar Henao
Date of birthMay 25, 1984
Place of birthColombia
Zodiac signTaurus
FatherPablo Escobar, the notorious Colombian drug lord and leader of the Medellín Cartel
MotherMaria Victoria Henao
BrotherJuan Pablo Escobar, also known as Sebastián Marroquín, an architect and author
EducationAttended public school in Argentina after changing her identity
Relationship statusUnknown, possibly single
ChildrenNone known
OccupationBusinesswoman and homemaker
Net worthEstimated to be around $600 million, inherited from her father’s fortune
HobbiesUnknown, possibly likes reading and writing
PersonalityShy, introverted, and reclusive
ControversiesFaced legal troubles and social stigma due to her father’s crimes
TragediesWitnessed her father’s violence and death at the age of nine
AchievementsSurvived the threats and dangers posed by her father’s enemies and the authorities
ChallengesHad to change her name and identity several times to escape her father’s legacy
Childhood dreamOnce asked her father for a unicorn, which he tried to create by stapling a horn and wings onto a white horse
FearsLived in constant fear of being killed or captured by her father’s rivals or the law enforcement
WishesWanted to have a normal life and a happy family
RegretsNone known
InspirationsNone known, possibly admires her mother for being strong and resilient
AspirationsNone known, possibly hopes to find peace and happiness in her life
SecretsKept a piece of her father’s beard under her pillow after his death
RumorsRumored to have burned $2 million in cash to keep herself warm while hiding in the mountains with her father
FactsThe only member of her family who has never been accused of any crime

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