Frank Lucas
Frank Lucas
Celebrated Name: Frank Lucas
Real Name/Full Name: Frank Lucas
Gender: Male
Age at the time of death: 88 years old
Birth Date: 9 September 1930
Date of Death: 30 May 2019
Birth Place: La Grange, North Carolina, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 82 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Julianna Farrait (m. ?–2019)
Children: Yes (Francine Lucas-Sinclair, Frank Lucas Jr., Ray Lucas, Betty Lucas, Candace Lucas, Ruby Lucas, Tony Walters)
Profession: Drug trafficker
Net Worth in 2024: $500 thousand
Last Updated: July 2024

Frank Lucas was an American drug dealer who operated in Harlem in the 1960s and 1970s. He was portrayed by actor Denzel Washington in the movie titled “American Gangster,” a movie that was released in 2007.

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Early Life

Frank Lukas was born on September 9, 1930, in La Grange, North Carolina. He was born to Mahalee (nee Jones) and Fred Lucas. He was raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was initially involved in petty crimes until he was taken under the leadership of Bumpy Johnson.

Personal life

Frank Lucas married Julianna Farrant, a Puerto Rican. She has been hailed for five years for her involvement in her husband’s crimes. The couple has been married for more than 40 years. He has seven children. He was involved in an accident which cost him his legs. He now uses a wheelchair.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 9 September 1930, Frank Lucas was 88 years old at the time of his death. His height was 1.78 m. tall, and weigh 82 kg.


After the death of Johnson, he decided to work to break the monopoly held by Johnson. He traveled to Bangkok, Thailand. He eventually met Leslie “Ike” Atkinson, a U.S Army Soldier. Ike helped him to smuggle drugs.

According to him, they smuggled drugs in the coffins of dead soldiers. In an interview, he revealed that Ike made them put the drugs in the coffins of only heavy men. They would always make false bottoms for the coffins and put up to eight kilos of drugs. His gang was described as the most outrageous smuggling gangs ever. He was considering the fact that he developed connections outside the United States and sold drugs in the States.

Lucas smuggled drugs with the help of his relatives. He trusted only them to deal with his business. He was arrested in January 1975, in his house in Teaneck, New Jersey. His house was raided by a task force made up of 10 agents. They found $584,683 hard cash.

He was convicted of drug violations. He was sentenced to 70 years in prison. He later provided evidence that led to over 100 arrests. He and his family were entered into the witness protection program in 1977. After spending five years in prison, his sentence was reduced to time served plus lifetime parole. He was released from prison in 1991.

He appeared in season 2 episodes 5 of “American Gangster.” He also appeared in the “American Gangster” episode of “Gangland.” He appeared along with Nicky Barnes.

Net Worth & Salary of Frank Lucas in 2024

Frank Lucas Net Worth
Frank Lucas Net Worth

As of July 2024, Frank Lucas had an estimated net worth of $500 thousand. He had office buildings in Detroit and had apartments in several states, including Miami, Chicago, Puerto Rico, North Carolina, and Los Angeles.

He mentioned that the money was hidden in the Cayman Islands. However, all his assets were seized when he was arrested in 1975. He could not assess his off-shore accounts after his arrest. Frank Lucas currently has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.

He was depicted in the 2007 film titled “American Gangster.” He was portrayed by Denzel Washington. Frank revealed that he was amazed by Denzel Washington’s performance. He, however, admitted that the film was highly dramatized, and the majority of the story was not true.

The film was criticized for depicting Frank as “almost noble.” Several criticisms were leveled against the film, including the fact that Denzel Washington was the direct opposite of Frank Lucas. Frank Lucas was described as violent, vicious, and an illiterate while Denzel Washington was neither of them.
Generally, Frank Lucas expressed great excitement after the release of the film.


  1. I watched the movie it made me realized although he wasn’t a college educated man. He was a smart ruthless business man. His ability to come from nothing and make something of himself was shocking. I don’t think he should of been the only person to serve time. What about the pilots and government officials. He was the Fall Guy.


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