Maria Victoria Henao Became An Author & Resides In Argentina After Pablo Escobar's Death
Despite her lavish life with the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar as his wife, Maria Victoria Henao had to later live her life with a new identity, trying to hide her previous identity after the death of her husband.
The Colombia native is well known around the world as the wife of Drug Lord Pablo Escobar, who was the biggest cocaine smuggler of his time. Maria always lived beside Pablo, helping him find family love and constant support as a wife.
In this article, learn some quick wiki facts regarding Maria Victoria Henao's age, net worth, the death of her husband Pablo Escobar, and her present happenings.
Maria Victoria Henao Grew Up In A Small Village In Colombia
Maria Victoria Henao was born in February 1961 in Palmira Valle del Cauca, Colombia, according to Legit.
Her parents Carlos and Leonor were hardworking people but the situation of Colombia at that time was not that good. With poverty and political instability everywhere, it was hard for them to live and provide for their family.
Maria also had two siblings: a brother named Carlos Mario Henao Vallejo, and a sister named Pastora Henao Bayen. Her brother Mario worked for Maria's late husband Pablo Escobar.
Maria And Pablo's Parents Did Not Approve Of Them Getting Married
When Maria first met Pablo, she was only 13 years old and Pablo was 24 years of age, 11 years senior to her.
They were introduced to each other by none-other-than, Mario, Maria’s brother who then worked for Pablo. After their meetup, both of them fell in love in the course of 2 years.
The relationship between Maria and Pablo was evident in Maria’s family. Given the social status difference along with age difference, Maria’s parents persuaded her to end the relationship with Pablo. Despite parental pressure, Maria was sure that she loved Escobar more than anything.
Both of them eloped on March 29, 1976, and at that time, Maria was only 15 years of age. In the following years, Maria was always supportive of her husband and his business.
With time, Pablo’s Medellin cartel became big with a huge net worth, and Pablo was making a lot of money. With a son named Sebastian Marroquin (also named Juan Pablo Escobar), and a daughter named Manuela Escobar, fathered by Pablo respectively in 1977 and 1984; she gave all the family love she could give to the Drug Lord.
Pablo was also doing big things, increasing his net worth so much that it was particularly hard for him to keep account of all his money. At the height of his drug trafficking business, he was estimated to have a net worth of more than $30 billion.
Maria Faced Difficult Situations Around Pablo Escobar's Death Years
Despite a luxurious lifestyle with Pablo, Maria had to change the living place from time to time due to the risks in the drug business. Pablo was usually in the run through jungles and difficult places, and Maria also had to get along with him to escape risky conditions.
In the course of running and hiding, on 2 December 1993, Pablo was seen to get off his hideout in his home base of Medellin, Colombia. The Colombian military was quietly looking after his hideout, and when he got out of his home base via rooftop, he was shot dead by a series of gun fires. The death of the biggest drug king was indeed a bloody one, with multiple bullets shredding his face and his body.
Maria Victoria Henao Settled In Argentina After Pablo's Death
After the death of Pablo, Maria had to save her children and herself from the consequences of her husband’s death. So, she and her children packed up all they could and escaped Colombia. With many countries like Germany and Mozambique denying them asylum, they finally settled in Argentina to live a normal secret life.
Despite a normal life, she and her son were arrested in 1999, and imprisoned for several months on allegations of money laundering. After sufficient evidence was not found, she and her son were released after 18 months. Similarly, she was also accused of similar charges in June 2018 along with her son, Juan, and former Colombian soccer star, Mauricio Serna.
Maria Is An Ontological Coaching Specialist Presently
Presently, as of November 2020, Pablo Escobar’s wife Maria Victoria Henao has established a name for herself as a writer, speaker, and ontological coaching specialist.
The 59 years old Maria published her first authored book titled 'Mrs Escobar: My life with Pablo' in August 2019. The book narrates the story of Maria and her experiences as a wife to Pablo Escobar, one of the wealthiest, powerful, and violent criminals of all time.
Although she has not revealed her net worth publically, the current Argentina resident also, possibly, has a banked a large net worth under her belts. And it is definite that the wealth of her late husband is one of the many sources of her net worth. Other sources of her income include the sales of her book, her work as an ontological coaching specialist and motivational speaker.
To sum up, Maria Victoria Henao, who lost her world with the death of her husband Pablo Escobar, manages a decent living for herself now, along with her two grownup children.