There's No Such Thing As A Bad Profile Of Pablo Escobar

There are a handful of topics that can never be written about enough (the Jail Blazers, Banksy, early Saturday Night Live, Biggie and 2Pac, Prohibition-era America, The U, etc) and Pablo Escobar's definitely on the list, probably close to the top. So yeah, you should all check out this profile of Pablo over at Mental Floss:

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He also spent several hundred million dollars on his grand Antioquia residence, Hacienda Napoles. It centered on a Spanish colonial mansion with accommodations for up to 100 guests set on 5,500 acres (8.6 square miles) encompassing six swimming pools, gardens, an orchard containing 100,000 fruit trees, stables for his prize racehorses, fourteen artificial lakes, and a zoological park housing over 2,000 species from around the world including elephants, giraffes, ostriches, kangaroos, camels, lions, tigers, zebras, rhinos, hippos, and a butterfly sanctuary.

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For entertainment Escobar built a motor-cart racetrack, a soccer arena, and a 1,000-seat bull ring.

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Also this: "Escobar ... accepted the regular loss of 10% of his income to 'spoilage,' as up to $500 million per year was eaten by rats or rotted due to improper storage." BALLLLLLLIN.

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