The Wealthiest Criminals in the world
#1 Pablo Escobar – $30 billion
Regarded as the wealthiest criminal ever, in his prime Pablo Escobar was the seventh richest man in the world. Born on December 1, 1949, and gunned down by police at the age of 44, the day after his birthday in 1993, he headed up the notorious Columbian cocaine cartel in Medellin. He is said to have begun his life of crime when he was a teenager, stealing gravestones and selling them. He began smuggling cocaine in the US when he was in his late twenties. Another modern-day Robin Hood, he gave a lot of money to the poor, and financed many housing projects.
#10 Bette Davis
Ruth Elizabeth „Bette” Davis was an American actress of the 20th century. She was a film, Tv, and theatre star. According to the opinion of movie experts, Bette was one of the best actors in cinema history. She starred in comedies, melodramas, and crime movies. She played in theatres, but in this article, we only talk about her films. She’s on the 10th place with 123 films. Bette’s first interest was dancing, but soon she discovered acting. Her most notable movies are: Jezebel, Dark Victory, The Letter, All about Eve. She died in 1989. Her death was caused by breast cancer.
#9 Sir Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins is a Welsh actor. After graduating from Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He was spotted by Laurence Olivier. He played in a film first, in 1968. He was Richard I, in The Lion in Winter. It is said that, Anthony Hopkins is one of the greatest living actors. I think his most notable role is Hannibal Lecter. He played Hannibal in The Silence of the Lambs. He won an Academy Award for the role of Hannibal. He has other interests, for example: composing, painting. Anthony’s other famous movies: Meet Joe Black, The Mask of Zorro, Thor, Fracture etc. He’s on the 9th place with 127 movies
#8 Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall is an American actor and director. He was nominated for an Academy Award seven times, and seven times for Golden Globe. Hes career started in theatres. From the stage, he moved to the Tv screen. During the Tv career, he started to act in films also. His first movie was in 1962, titled To Kill a Mockingbird. His most notable movies were in the 1970s (Mash, THX). He continued his television career also. A Tv mini series with him is the Lonesome Dove. Other notable movies: The Godfather, Joe Kidd, The Outfit. He’s on the 8th place with 141 movies.
#7 Danny Glover
Daniel Lebern Glover is an American actor, film director and political activist. He was born in California. He attended to George Washington High School. After that, he went to San Francisco State University. As the other actors mentioned before, he also started his career in theatres. It is said, that Danny Glover had dyslexia. He had difficulties with learning. He also played in Tv films. His most notable role is in the movie Lethal Weapon. He played Sergeant Roger Murtaugh. Other notable movies: The Color Purple, Silverado, Predator 2. Danny Glover is on the 7th place with 145 movies.
#6 Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He started his career in the 1970s. He played in a drama. After that role, he was in multiple plays. He started to appear on the Tv. His first movie roles were very little roles. His mentor was Morgan Freeman. Samuel Jackson met the director Spike Lee, who included him in many films. Samuel L. Jackson’s most notable movies: Ragtime, Coming to America,The Exorcist III, Jurassic Park, Star Wars Episode I. Jackson played in many Marvel films, as Nick Fury. He’s on the 6th place with 148 movies.
#5 Sir Michael Caine
He was born as Michael Joseph Micklewhite. He’s an English actor and author. He is regarded as a British film icon. The breakthrough in his career was in the 1960s. His first movie was Panic in the Parlour. Michael Caine’s breakthrough movie was Zulu in 1964. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Alfie. Michael Caine is one of the best actors of England. He is an extremely talented man, with good improvisation skills. His most notable movies: The italian job, A bridge too far, Batman series (Christopher Nolan’s Batman), Interstellar. Michael Caine is the 5th one with 156 films
#4 Donald Sutherland
Donald McNichol Sutherland is a Canadian actor. He played various style characters during his career. He was leading and supporting actor many times. He is notable for his war movies, like The Dirty Dozen, Kelly’s Heroes, The Eagle has Landed. His son, Kiefer Sutherland is also a well-known and talented actor. He studied at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, but he quitted. In the 1960s he played small roles in British films. His success started with The Dirty Dozen. Sutherland’s other notable movies: The Day of the Locust, 1900, Ordinary People, The Hunger Games. He is on the 4th place with 172 films.
#3 James Earl Jones
He’s an American actor. James Earl Jones is in his career for 60 years. He became one of America’s most versatile actor. Experts said about him, that he is one of the greatest actors in the American cinema history. His career started in 1957 on the Broadway. He was nominated many times for Academy Awards, and for Golden Globe. He is famous for his voice acting also. His two famous voice acting roles are Darth Vader, and Mufasa. Before his acting career, he served in the United States Army during the Korean war. The most notable films of James Earl Jones are: The Comedians, The Great White Hope, Malcolm X, The Exorcist II, Star Wars (voice), Lion King (voice). He is on the 3rd place with 183 movies.
#2 Ernest Borgnine
Ermes Effron Borgnino or better known as Ernest Borgnine was an American film and television star. His career lasted more than 60 years. He was a very good, and talented actor. He won many awards during his career. He played first in Tv series like Airwolf and ER. He was the voice of Mermaid Man in Spongebob Squarepants from 1999 to 2012. Before acting he joined the United States Navy, and he served aboard on the USS Lamberton. After the army service, he only wanted to be an actor. He appeared in theatres, and films also. His notable movies are: China Corsair, The Mob, Vera Cruz, The Vikings. He’s on the 2nd place with 204 movies
#1 Christopher Lee
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was an English actor, singer, author, and also a World War II veteran. His acting career lasted 70 years. He initially acted villains. Christopher Lee was a famous bad guy as Count Dracula, Fransico Scaramagna in James Bond, Saruman in the Lord of the Rings, and Count Dooku in Star Wars. He was knighted in 2009 for services to drama and charity. He was also well-known for his deep and strong voice. He was a singer in various opera and musical pieces. His most notable films are: Hamlet, Quo Vadis, Top Secret, Crossroads, Count Dracula, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings etc. His on the first place with 276 movies.