One of the FBI’s most wanted man, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, has now been taken out of the list of the richest people in the world, according to Forbes magazine. The reason for this move is due to the difficulty in calculating his current fortune.
Forbes also said that the drug trafficker was taken out the list because of the type of industry he operates in, and that much of his income is most likely spent on protection for himself and his family.
The Forbes team in Mexico confirmed this news to Animal Politico and Aristegui News, in which they mentioned that they had proposed to eliminate Guzman from the list, in order to send a message which is that Forbes favored journalistic rigor, in relation to the sources from which they obtain their information from, and were looking to only promote legitimate economies. The final decision was taken by the team from the U.S. edition.
It was a total of four consecutive years which Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman appeared in this select list.
In its 2013 edition of the richest people in the world, first place went to Carlos Slim Helu, who was not the only Mexican on the list. Others were Rufino Vigil Gonzalez, Ricardo Salinas Pliego, Bailleres Alberto Gonzalez, Emilio Azcarraga Jean, Jeronimo Arango, Roberto Hernandez Ramirez and Carlos Hank Rhon.