Carlos Lehder
Carlos Lehder
Celebrated Name: Carlos Lehder
Real Name/Full Name: Carlos Enrique Lehder Rivas
Gender: Male
Age: 74 years old
Birth Date: 7 September 1949
Birth Place: Armenia, Colombia
Nationality: Colombian, German
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 75 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: N/A
Wife/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Monica Lehder Garcia, Monice Lehder Garcia, and Maria Del Mar Lehder)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Carlos Lehder Gay?: No
Profession: Drug Trafficker
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $3 Billion
Last Updated: April 2024

Carlos Lehder whose full name is Carlos Enrique Lehder Rivas is best known for being a drug trafficker and a leader of the well-known drug cartel known as Medellin Drug Cartel. He is also greatly credited for greatly increasing the volume of narcotics as well as transforming the transporting network to deliver cocaine into the United States in the 1980s.

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Early Life & Biography

Carlos Lehder holds German and Colombian nationality. He was born on 7 September 1949 to his father Klaus Wilhelm Lehder who worked as an engineer and his mother Helena Rivas in Armenia Colombia.

His father was an immigrant in Colombia from Germany. His father met his mother in Armenia Colombia where they married and bore four sons. Carlos is the third born and he has three brothers. The family had an inn where German immigrants would meet. During WWII, it was said that this inn served as a safe haven for Nazis.

Apart from the inn, they also invested in the production of vegetable oils. It was not long before his parents separated. Carlos remained in his mother’s custody and they moved into the United States to live in New York.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 7 September 1949, Carlos Lehder is 74 years old as of today’s date 22nd April 2024. His height is 1.7 m tall, and weight is 75 kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

Carlos Lehder currently lives in Germany. After serving his sentence in prison, he has been taken in by a charitable organization to care for him. There is no information about his wife.

According to sources he has three children named Monica Lehder Garcia, Monice Lehder Garcia, and Maria Del Mar Lehder. There has never been any information about him having affairs but all we know is that he is straight.


Carlos Lehder’s s life of crime started with him selling stolen cars and selling marijuana. He not only sold cars in the USA but also exported stolen cars from the USA into Colombia. It was not long before he was arrested for the crime.

While in prison, he gathered information about international drug trading and decided to venture into the business immediately after he ended his car theft sentence. He, therefore, befriended George Jung. George Jung was a skilled aircraft controller and was also into drug transport through aircraft.

After gathering a little money from selling drugs, both Jung and Carlos bought an aircraft that they used to transport drugs. They bought protection from the Bahamian government through bribing the officials of the government.

Lehder’s ambitions were much bigger than those of Jung and soon their partnership collapsed. Lehder bought an island named Norman Cay which was his headquarters. He forced the population out of the island and assumed total control of the island. The island soon became busy with aircrafts importing drugs from Colombia.

He had bodyguards under his command. He became so rich that at one time he wanted to help Colombia pay its debts in exchange for the freedom to traffic drugs. His political interest grew as well and soon he formed the National Latino Movement.

Carlos Lehder’s strong militant worldview was one of his most distinguishing features. Carlos Lehder identified with Adolf Hitler’s beliefs from a young age. The far-right party was built after Nazi ideology and campaigned against extradition.

But soon his bribery of Bahamian officials was being noticed internationally and the government embarked on investigating the drug trafficking. Soon his long-standing empire collapsed. While on the run he got ill and Pablo Escobar sent his helicopter to rescue him and in return, he became his puppet. But a few years later he was captured and imprisoned.

Some feel that Lehder’s aggressive activities alarmed other Columbian drug lords. Some believe that Lehder was betrayed by his comrades.

Awards & Achievements

Because of the nature of the business of drug trafficking, Carlos has not been nominated for an award. In addition, there are no major achievements associated with Carlos Lehder.

Net Worth & Salary of Carlos Lehder in 2024

Carlos Lehder Net Worth
Carlos Lehder Net Worth

As of April 2024, he is estimated to be worth $3 billion. He gained his wealth from drug trafficking. However, his wealth was ceased and he was imprisoned. Currently, he is taken under a charitable organization.

Carlos Lehder will always be remembered for his great contribution to the drug trafficking business but his downfall is a great example to many cartels. His approaches, however, were radical and he was passionate about what he put his hand to do if channeled to a good course many would benefit.


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