From Drug Lord’s Heir to Peace Activist – Sebastián Marroquín

March 22, 2024
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Who is Sebastian Marroquin?

Sebastián Marroquín was born Juan Pablo Escobar Henao in Medellín, Colombia, on 24 February 1977. His father, Pablo Escobar, was a notorious drug lord who became one of the richest men in the world during the 1980s and early 1990s. Escobar was the leader of the Medellín Cartel, a powerful criminal organization responsible for the production and distribution of cocaine throughout the world. His mother is Maria Victoria Henao, and he has a sister Manuela Escobar.

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Sebastián had a privileged upbringing due to his father’s wealth and power. However, his childhood was also marked by experiences of violence and fear, as his father’s enemies often targeted his family. Sebastián has spoken about how his father’s criminal activities affected his life, and how he witnessed firsthand the devastation caused by the drug trade. He’s described feeling both love and fear toward his father, who was both a loving parent and a ruthless criminal. Sebastián’s life changed dramatically when his father was killed in a shootout with police in 1993.

Life After Pablo Escobar’s Death

After his father’s death, Sebastián and his family received numerous death threats, and had to flee Colombia. They first went to Mozambique, where they lived in hiding for several months before finally settling in Argentina. Sebastián changed his name to distance himself from his father’s legacy, and he and his family started a new life in a new country.


Sebastián completed his education in Argentina, obtaining a degree in architecture from the University of Palermo in Buenos Aires.

He then worked as an architect for several years, before deciding to focus on his writing and public speaking career. In addition to writing books about his father, Sebastián has also given talks and lectures about his experiences, and the impact of the drug trade on Colombian society.

Activism and Advocacy for Colombia

Sebastián has become a vocal advocate for peace and reconciliation in Colombia, and has worked with various organizations to promote these goals. He’s spoken out against the drug trade and violence, and has called for a more peaceful and inclusive society in Colombia. Sebastián has also been involved in efforts to provide support and assistance to the victims of the drug trade and violence, and has worked to raise awareness about their struggles. His activism and advocacy work has been widely recognized, and he’s received numerous awards and honors for his efforts.

Books on His Father

Sebastián Marroquín has written several books about his father and his experiences growing up with him. One of the books, “Pablo Escobar: My Father,” was published in 2014 and became an international bestseller. In this book, Sebastián provides a personal account of his father’s life and legacy, as well as his own experiences and reflections.

Net Worth

According to reports, Sebastián Marroquín’s net worth is estimated at $120 million, as of early 2023; inevitably, there’s a suspicion that some of his wealth he inherited from his father.


Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children

Sebastian is now a married man. His wife is Maria Angeles Armiento, they married in 2003, and since then have welcomed a son named Juan Emilio Escobar.

Appearance and Body Measurements

Sebastián Marroquín has black hair and brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 5ins (1.65m), while he weighs approximately 175lbs (80kgs). His vital statistics are unknown.

Sebastián Marroquín Father, Pablo Escobar’s Short Bio

Pablo Emilio Escobar was born on 1 December 1949 in Rionegro, Colombia, in ato poor family. As a child, he showed high intelligence but was also a rebel, and the life of poverty thrust him into a life of crime, and he was already selling stolen goods in his teens.

Later in teens, he began selling marijuana, and soon realized the potential for massive profit behind these schemes;, from marijuana he moved to more expensive drugs, focusing on cocaine.

After getting involved in the drug trade, Pablo Escobar quickly expanded his operation, eventually becoming one of the biggest drug lords in the world. He was heavily involved in cocaine trafficking, particularly in the United States, and also engaged in money laundering and extortion. At the height of his power, it’s estimated that he was making $420 million per week.


Pablo Escobar was notorious for his violent tactics, which he used to intimidate rivals and maintain his power in the Medellin Cartel. He ordered the bombings of government buildings, commercial airplanes, and public places, possibly killing thousands of innocent people in the process. He also orchestrated the assassinations of judges, journalists, and politicians who stood in his way, as well as kidnapping family members of his enemies, and holding them for ransom.

Unfortunately, his kingdom began dissolving with the creation of the brutal force organized by both the USA and Colombia governments named Los Pepes. He was located by Colombian authorities at a safe house in Medellin, tried to flee but was surrounded by police and shot multiple times.

His death happened on 2 December 1993. The shot that killed him was the headshot by one of the policemen, though some reports claim that he shot himself in the head to avoid being captured.

Sebastián Marroquín Mother, Maria Victoria Henao Short Bio

Maria Victoria Henao was born in 1961 in Colombia, the middle child in the family of three, growing up with older brother Carlos Mario Henao Vallejo and younger sister Pastora.

Her brother was involved with Escobar as his assistant, and Maria met the drug lord when she was just 13 years old, fell in love with Pablo the first time she saw him, and they started dating, despite her young age.


They married two years later. At the time, Pablo was 26 years old, but her parents didn’t mind the age difference. During Escobar’s reign, Maria was behind him in his illegal activities, serving as his major supporter.

After Pablo’s death, Maria fled with her children, and since then has been living a simple life in Argentina, away from public scrutiny, enjoying her grandchildren.

Olivia Wilson

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