Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Most Dangerous Gangsters in The World Ever until 2017. There are many dangerous gangsters. There are ten that have committed such heinous, violent, unspeakable acts that they are considered to be the most dangerous in the world ever. These dangerous gangsters have committed many murders, kidnappings, bombings, and mass killings. These dangerous gangsters have abused their power and used extreme violence to become extremely wealthy. Movies have been made based on the lives of these dangerous, hardened gangsters. Read more to find out who ranks as the most dangerous gangsters of all time.
List of Top 10 Most Dangerous Gangsters in The World Ever until 2017
10. Bugsy Siegel
Bugsy Siegel was a Jewish-American mobster that became known as one of the most feared and infamous gangsters of his time. He was one of the founders of Murder, Inc., had a hand in the development of the Las Vegas Strip, and was influential in both the Jewish mob and the mafia. Bugsy Siegel was a bootlegger during Prohibition and a hitman with a fondness for guns and violence before he came to run his own operations. His life came to an abrupt end when he was shot and killed in his own home. The murder remains unsolved, though there are several theories still circulating.
9. Frank Costello
Frank Costello, also known as the “Prime Minister” and “Prime Minister of the Underworld”, was an Italian-American crime boss and dangerous gangster. As the leader of the Luciano mom family, he was one of the most powerful mob bosses in American history. In addition, Frank Costello is considered to have been one of the most influential mob bosses and is known for his associations with certain mob bosses, politicians, criminals, businessmen, judges, police officials, and city officials. Frank Costello retired shortly after an assassination attempt was made on him, and died from a heart attack in 1962.
8. Sam Giancana
Sam Giancana, also known as “Mooney Sam”, “Momo”, “Sam the Cigar”, “Sammy” and Salvatore Giancana, was a Sicilian-American mobster. From 1957-1966, he was the boss of the Chicago Outfit. An extremely dangerous gangster, Sam Giancana became known as a vicious killer, as well as the perfect getaway driver. He used violent acts that included beatings, murder, and kidnapping in order to take over all of Chicago’s illegal gambling. Sam Giancana was able to gain control of not only the illegal gambling operations, but also the drug trafficking and prostitution operations as well. In 1975, he was murdered in his home, though the details of the murder remain a mystery to this day.
7. Amado Carillo Fuentes
Also known as “El Senor de Los Cielos”, Amado Carillo Fuentes was a dangerous, violent Mexican drug lord. He assassinated Rafael Aguilar Guajardo in order to take control of the Juarez Cartel and is best known for smuggling insane amounts of cocaine and drugs on large planes and helicopters. With a net worth of about $25 billion, Amado Carillo Fuentes was one of the wealthiest of criminals ever. In 1997, He underwent extensive plastic surgery in order to completely alter his appearance, but suffered complications and died.
6. Carlos Lehder
Carlos Lehder is the co-founder of the Medellin Cartel, a founding member of Muerte a Seceustradores, founder of the National Latin Movement political party, and a former Colombian drug lord. In the eightes, he was considered one of the most dangerous Colombian drug barons. A violent and dangerous man, Carlos Lehder threatened and harassed residents and bought up an entire island, Norman’s Cay, to use for his drug smuggling business. Carlos Lehder is currently in prison serving a reduced sentence. He is one of the Top 10 Most Dangerous Gangsters in The World Ever until 2017.
5. Joaquin Guzman Loera
Joaquin Guzman Loera, also known as “El Chapo” is a Mexican drug lord. He is not only considered to be one of the most powerful people in the world, Joaquin Guzman Loera is considered to be THE most powerful drug trafficker in the world, one of the richest men in Mexico, and the biggest drug lord of all time. He doesn’t think twice about resorting to violence and killing those that cheat him or use his competitors. For four years, he and his drug cartel were in a bloody feud with the Tijuana cartel that resulted in the death of a Mexican Cardinal. Joaquin Guzman Loera and his associates are believed to be responsible for thousands of murders across Mexico. He was arrested in 2014 and remains in prison to this day.
4. John Gotti
John Gotti was an Italian-American gangster that became the Gambino crime family boss. He quickly became one of the most dangerous and most powerful crime bosses in American history. John Gotti’s nicknames included “Black John”, “Crazy Horse”, “The Dapper Don” and “The Teflon Don”. John Gotti was dangerous, violent, powerful, and wealthy. He committed and ordered many hits, including that of a mob boss and at least six made members of the crime family.
3. Al Capone
Al Capone was the most infamous American gangster in history. He was born in 1899 and his crime boss career took off during the Prohibition era. Although he hated the name, he earned the nickname “Scarface” after being slashed by Frank Gallucio. He started his criminal career in small gangs in New York, then as a bouncer and bodyguard, gradually working his way up to crime boss of the Chicago Outfit. A dangerous gangster, Al Capone used violence to get what he wanted; including blowing up establishments that did not purchase his liquor and committing brutally violent acts on other gangsters. In 1930, he was listed as Public Enemy Number One.
2. Griselda Blanco
Griselda Blanco is also known as “The Godmother”, “Black Widow”, and “Queen of Cocaine”. Griselda Blanco was a dangerous drug trafficker that is suspected od cold-bloodedly committing more than 200 murders. She was a part of the Medellin Cartel, which was founded by our number one most dangerous gangster, Pablo Escobar. One of the wealthiest of criminals, Griselda Blanco pioneered the Miami cocaine drug trade and began the Miami drug war. The end to her violent, powerful, and deadly criminal career came in 2012 when she was murdered. She was shot and killed in Columbia by two men on motorcycles.
1. Pablo Escobar
Pablo Escobar often referred to as “The King of Cocaine”, was the wealthiest of all criminals. He was a ruthless, powerful, and violent gangster that is considered one of the most dangerous gangsters of all time. Pablo Escobar was a Columbian drug lord that formed the Medellin Cartel and in his prime controlled about 80% of the cocaine industry during his reign. Under his power, thousands were murdered, including anyone that spoke out against him. Pablo Escobar’s reign of terror abruptly ended when he was killed in 1993.
This is a list of the top ten most dangerous gangsters ever until 2017. There are hundreds of thousands of other dangerous, violent gangsters that have existed and still exist today. Their lives are plagued with violence, murder, torture, drugs, wealth, power, and at some points fear for their own lives.