Manuela Escobar was born on May 25, 1984, in Rionegro, Colombia. A Colombian by nationality, she belongs to mixed ethnic background. Similarly, she is the daughter of Pablo Escobar (1949-1993) and Maria Victoria Henao.
Similarly, she has a brother named Juan Pablo Escobar Henao, a Colombian architect and author, who later changed his name to Sebastián Marroquín.
Her father Pablo Escobar was a Colombian drug lord whose cartel supplied an estimated 80% of the cocaine in the U.S. turning a personal income of over $21.9 billion U.S. dollar a year.
Her parents were married in March 1976. At the time of their marriage, Pablo Escobar was 26 years old, and his wife Maria Victoria Henao was 15. Henao family was against their marriage, as they considered Escobar socially inferior. However, the pair ran away and secretly married.
Moving on to her father’s story, Her father Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria, often called “The King of Cocaine” was the wealthiest criminal in the history.
His estimated known net worth around $25 billion US-$30 billion US in the early 90s (equivalent to between about $48.5 and $58 billion as of 2018), making him one of the wealthiest men in the world.
Her father was killed by The Colombian National Police on December 2, 1993, aged 44, after being located while he made a phone call to his son. Police tracked his location due to his excessive usage of the telephone. Police saw him through an open window talking on a phone. He was shot dead while he was trying to escape from the rooftops.
After the death of her father, Manuela along with her mother and brother first fled to Mozambique and then traveled to Argentina on a tourist visa. They ultimately remained there and became citizens of the country. Likewise, her brother Juan Pablo changed his name to “Sebastián Marroquín” as he believed that a voodoo priest he unexpectedly met in Mozambique cursed his original name.
Manuela currently resides in Central North Carolina under an alias and works as an electrical engineer. Likewise, her brother Marroquín now lives in Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires with his wife and son, and works as an architect.
She prefers to stay away from the spotlight, as she rarely appears on the media. She is not active on social networking sites and seems to live a peaceful life with her new identity.
Manuela Escobar’s net worth is around $2 million at present. Working as an engineer, she has surely earned thousands of dollars. Also, there was once a rumor that her father burned $2 million to keep her warm. However, the fact has no confirmed source.
Her father had numerous luxurious mansions, residence, and safe houses. His luxurious estate Hacienda Nápoles gained significant notoriety. The property that worth over millions of dollars contained a colonial house, a sculpture park, and a complete zoo with animals from various continents, including elephants, exotic birds, giraffes, and hippopotamuses.
The ownership of the property is passed to the Colombian Government by November 2006 and is valued at 5 billion Colombian pesos (approximately $2.23 million).
Also, Escobar owned a 6500 square foot mansion in Miami Beach, Florida with a waterfront worth around $100 million.