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George Jung Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is George Jung Worth? $10 thousand dollars

How did George Jung earn her money and wealth?

George Jacob Jung, known by the names of Boston George and El Americano was born on August 6, 1942, in Boston, Massachusetts. Jacob is a smuggler and drug trafficker who was involved in transporting cocaine in the United States in the early 70’s and 80’s. George was born to Frederick and Ermine Jung. Though Jung was not a brilliant student, he was a great football player in his school and college days and was described as “a natural leader” by his classmates. He was first arrested by the police officer, for solicitation of prostitution.

He took admission for the degree in advertising but never completed his education. Jung began to use marijuana and started selling it in small scale from a very early age. In 1967, His childhood friend forced him to start gaining profit by selling cannabis from California to New England. Earlier, he used to transfer the drugs via air mode by putting the drugs in his girlfriend’s suitcase. Further, in order to make larger profits, he started transporting drugs to Mexico by stealing airplanes from private airport stations. From this business, he was able to earn $250,000 per month.

George was associated with Medellin Cartel, a group responsible for the smuggling 85% cocaine in the United States. He was introduced to this group by his cellmate Carlos Lehder Rivas. In return, George taught him the tactics of smuggling. He was first arrested in 1974 due to drug trafficking. He was a master in smuggling of drugs from Columbia on a very large scale.

His biopic, Blow, was released in 2001, starring Johnny Deep. Jung has served 20 years behind bars for the smuggling of drugs. He was released from prison in 2014. In 2016, Jung was again arrested, while giving a speech in San Diago and kept in Sacramento County jail for a month. He was arrested for violating parole. He was released in 2017. By the time he was 40, he was arrested many times because of smuggling.

In 2014, Jung featured in the movie, “Heavy” in which he starred alongside T. Rafael Cimino, who is a nephew of Michael Cimino, a film director. “Heavy” is an illusory story that depicts how Jung absconded from a Cuban prison and fled to Guatemala. George’s relationship with his daughter was at the emotional center of the film, Blow. After being released from prison in 2014, he began to work on his relationship with his daughter, Kristina Sunshine Jung.

What are the highest grossing movies of George Jung?

  1. Blow (2001): $83.3 million

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