Manuela Escobar Wiki Bio

Manuela Escobar was born in Colombia on 25 May 1984, so under the zodiac sign of Gemini and holding Colombian nationality – she is well known thanks to her father Pablo Escobar who was a very powerful drug dealer before he was killed in 1993.

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Early life and education

Manuela spent her entire childhood in Colombia alongside her father Pablo Escobar and her mother Maria – she has an older brother named Sebastian Marroquin who is an architect and an author; his original name was Juan Pablo Escobar Henao, but he change it for obvious reasons. Because of the dangers her father’s activities brought along, Manuela was homeschooled rather than being sent to a public (or private) school – she was once even very close to being killed or becoming deaf after a bomb exploded underneath their car which was standing in front of their Monaco apartment building – luckily, they were at a safe distance from the explosion.

Manuela and Pablo Escobar

Pablo blamed Helmer Herrera for the murder attempt – Helmer was a drug dealer as well, and Pablo was his competitor. Manuela had a generally nice early childhood, as she had everything a child would ever want, while her father was still alive. When she wanted a unicorn for her birthday, Pablo brought a horse with a cow’s horn on its head to her birthday party. While the family was hiding in the Medellin mountains, it is speculated that Pablo burned more than $2 million just to keep his family warm – Manuela was loved by her father to the extent that he promised her she would be his last child.

Life after her father’s death

Everything changed for Manuela and her family when Pablo was killed on 2 December 1993 in a shootout with the Colombian National Police. The only safe move for the family was to escape Colombia – Manuela, her mother Maria Isabel Santos Caballero and her brother Juan went to Mozambique, then moved to Brazil, however, they didn’t settle until they arrived in Buenos Aires in Argentina.

Wanting to leave the old life behind them, Manuela changed her name to Juana Manuela Marroquin Santos, while both her mother and her brother changed names as well. She and her brother began attending high school while her mother steadily worked on her career as a real estate agent – however, her mom’s identity and her entire family was soon discovered, Manuela didn’t want to go to school anymore, and therefore took private classes at their home.

Pablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar was born on 1 December 1949, in Rionegro, Colombia and is reputedly the wealthiest criminal in history, with an estimated net worth of $30 billion at the time of his death in 1993. Pablo was raised in Medellin and studied at college for a brief period of time, before he became involved in criminal activities and decided to quit studying.

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What first started out as selling illegal cigarettes turned to stealing cars, then working for drug smugglers, kidnapping and ransom. It was 1976 when he founded the Medellin Cartel, distributing cocaine around Colombia and later smuggling it into the US – up to 70 to 80 tons of cocaine each month, making Pablo one of the richest people in the world. Pablo surrendered to police in 1991, and was supposed to spend five years in prison, but he escaped in 1992 leading to a world-wide searching for him – the Medellin Cartel was no longer that strong, and Pablo was eventually cornered and killed on 2 December 1993, just a day after he celebrated his 44th birthday.

Where is Pablo Escobar’s daughter now?

Manuela has managed to stay away from the media’s attention, and has rarely talked publicy about her life or her father– her brother and mother have both appeared on TV on numerous occasions, while in 2014 her brother has published a book entitled “Pablo Escobar: My Father”. It is rumored that Manuela has gone into the real estate business just as her mother, but this hasn’t been confirmed.

Love life and relationships

Being as secretive as she is, Manuela hasn’t shared any details regarding her past and present relationships with the public, but several sources have it that Pablo Escobar’s daughter is a married woman.

Manuela allegedly met the man, one of their customers, when she began helping her mother at her real estate agency. After several dates, the two made their relationship official and it took them two years of being together to exchange their wedding vows. Although the two are said to be married, they don’t appear to have any kids. Manuela hasn’t talked about her husband nor any other men she might have dated throughout the years, but according to some sources, she is a married woman with no kids.

Hobbies and other interests

There are numerous things Manuela enjoys doing in her free time. She is a big fan of the film industry, and has seen all the Marvel movies while she also enjoys watching animated movies – her favorite movie of all times is “The Dark Knight”, her favorite animated movie is “How To Train Your Dragon”, while the actor and actress she enjoys watching the most are Robert Downey Jr. and Jennifer Aniston. Manuela has been physically active since she was a young girl and continued her sporting life when she enrolled at high school in Argentina, however, she stopped after her family was discovered. She is not much of a traveler, and prefers to stay in one place – she is a huge lover of animals, and is rumored to have two pet dogs.

Unlike other girls, Manuela does not enjoy going shopping for clothes, and prefers to spend her time in nature rather than at clubs.

Appearance and net worth

Manuela is currently 35 years old. She has long black hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, weighs around 132lb (60kg), and her vital statistics are 34-24-35. She wears shoes size eight. According to authoritative sources, her current net worth is estimated to be more than $600,000, and is steadily rising thanks to her involvement in her mother’s real estate business.

Social media presence

There are several accounts on a couple of social media networks on the internet, but it’s not known whether or not Manuela is really the person who is running these. She launched her Twitter account in June 2010, and there are currently more than 700 people following her, while she has tweeted over 1,000 times. Her Instagram account has more than 1,100 followers, while she has uploaded nearly 60 pictures onto it – Manuela also seems to be running a Facebook page, which counts more than 170 fans.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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