Manuela Escobar (Where is Pablo Escobar’s Daughter now?)

In this brief guide, we will look at everything you need to know about Manuela Escobar, Pablo Escobar’s daughter.

Who is Manuela Escobar?

Manuela Escobar is Pablo Escobar’s daughter, who everyone knows as the famous drug lord who evaded the authorities for very long.

Manuela Escobar was born to Pablo Escobar and his wife María Victoria Henao on the 25th of May, 1984 and she was the second of Pablo’s two children, the older one being Juan Pabloe Escobar, and long after her father’s death, Manuela Escobar changed her name to Juana Marroquín Santos, much like her brother changed his name to Sebastian Marroquin.

Pablo Escobar’s daughter Manuela Escobar is perhaps most famous for the adoration she received from her father and how much he seemed to dote on her, and there are many instances of him supplying her with just about anything and everything she asked for.

It is no secret that Pablo Escobar had great and incredible wealth and it is fairly well known that he spent a lot of this wealth on his daughter, Manuela Escobar.

Pablo Escobar, his wife Maria and his children Juan Pablo and Manuela Escobar lived on an extravagant estate known as Hacienda Nápoles that included a zoo and a private airport, and according to an interview that his son Juan Pablo, or Sebastian Marroquin gave, the children were very spoiled.

As Sebastian (Juan Pablo) describes in the interview, he apparently had about 30 motorcycles and Pablo Escobar was very affectionate towards the children, and while he also did some good things for Colombia, he has come to be known as the person who directly or indirectly caused the deaths of about 3000 people.

Manuela Escobar, being the apple of her father’s eyes, did not go to school like normal children because there were so many threats to her life and Pablo Escobar constantly feared that she would be attacked by his enemies.

To say that his fears weren’t unfounded is an understatement, because when Manuela was three years old, an detonation from a incendiary device intended to kill Pablo left her deaf in one ear.

This detonation was one of the biggest attempts on Pablo Escobar’s life, and it was one of the instances which likely increased Pablo Esocbar’s protectiveness towards his daughter.

The Monaco car bombing occurred in 1988 when the Cali Cartel attempted to assassinate Medellin Cartel boss Pablo Escobar with a car incendiary device made up of 800 pounds of dynamite at his Monaco luxury apartment in Medellin, Colombia and while nobody was killed, his daughter Manuela Escobar was forever left deaf in her left ear. 

It was estimated that Pablo Escobar had been given up by someone in his group, and he later lost his cousin Gustavo Gaviria to these same traitors and eventually, in 1990, he discovered that the traitors were the Ochoa Brothers who were in league with the Cali Cartel.

Manuela Escobar lived a lavish life with her family while her father was alive, and after he died they faced a great deal of strife, as would be expected, but they eventually settled away in Argentina, though it is not known where the family is now.

Manuela Escobar and Father Pablo Escobar Relationship

Manuela Escobar was pretty much the light of Pablo Escobar’s life, according to all accounts and stories, and he could have done pretty much anything for his little girl, as fathers often do.

This is something that stands out about Pablo Escobar across all narratives no matter who is telling the story; he was very passionate about making his family as comfortable and cared for as possible and wanted to make sure that the poor in his village and neighbouring areas had resources.

Manuela Escobar did not go to school, but Pablo Escobar ensured that she received all the best education right there at home, and he also made her every desire come true.

Although, and even perhaps because, Manuela Escobar’s childhood was dangerous, Pablo made sure to indulge her every whim and a very famous instance is when she wanted a unicorn for her birthday, he bought her a horse, stapling a horn to its head and wings to its back. 

He made a deal with the president of Colombia, according to which he was imprisoned in a private facility of his own making he made sure that Manuela Escobar did not want for anything, and in this vein he had his men build Manuela an opulent playhouse on the grounds so that she could be near him. 

Manuela Escobar was every bit the spoiled child one would expect from such a luxurious life, and this showed itself in the time she complained that other prisoners’ daughters were using her amazing playhouse as well, which led to Pablo Escobar promptly putting up a sign that said “Private Property” and installing a padlock to which only she had the key.

This is the sort of spoiling that pablo Escobar often did for Manuela Escobar, and this was also evident in how he spoke of her, like this quote: “I can replace things, but I could never replace my wife and kids.”

Another instance that shows how close Manuela Escobar and Pablo Escobar were was around the time when she asked him how much a Billion dollars were, to which he replied, “The value of your eye”.

Quite possibly the most famous instance of Pablo Escobar doting on his young little girl was when the family was hiding out in the Medellin mountains, and it was peak winter when there was nothing to burn anymore and his daughter started getting hypothermic because she was young.

When this happened, Pablo Escobar who didn’t care about anything in the world as much as he did about his family, especially his daughter found that there were $2 million in the house in cash, and proceeded to create a bonfire of that to keep his beloved daughter Manuela Escobar warm.

Where is Manuela Escobar now?

Manuela Escobar and her family fled the country with her family when Pablo Escobar was killed and the family went to Argentina, where they hid out for the longest time because they were at risk of harm from the Calli Cartel and other enemies that Pablo Escobar and created over his life.

Manuela Escobar, much like her brother, had to change her name because according to an interview that her brother gave, they were not able to fly out because their name kept getting in the way, and the minute they changed their names they were allowed to fly.

Manuela Escobar changed her name to Juana Marroquin Santos, while her brother became Sebastian Marroquin, and though they were able to leave their lives did not get better or normal even after Pablo Escobar was gone.

Manuela Escobar was only 9 when her father died, and while it is not known where she lives now, there was an article in Don Juan magazine according to which she has suffered from many depressive episodes and sometimes used to wake up in the night in terror, and it was also reported in the interview that she has also tried to kill herself a few times.

A very difficult moment for Manuela Escobar came in November 1999, when the scandal broke out in Buenos Aires and the world learned that Escobar’s family, who had not been heard from since 1995, lived in that city and that she was accused of identity forgery and money laundering. 

This incident landed Sebastián in prison for 45 days and his mother for 18 months and after seven years of investigation by the Argentine Prosecutor’s Office and the Supreme Court of Justice that tracked their movements for as much bank account as possible, it was determined that the money with which they lived in Buenos Aires was legal and that the new identities they had been granted by the Prosecutor’s Office in Colombia.

Griselda Blanco

Griselda Blanco was another person who seemed to have an effect on Pablo Escobar’s life, and it is assumed that she was his mistress or his lover at some point, due to her diary that revealed names such as “Coque de Mi Rey” (My Coke King) and “Polla Blanca”.

Griselda Blanca was much more ruthless than Pablo Escobar, however, and there are many chilling crimes associated with her.

It has been estimated that Griselda Blanco was responsible for up to 2,000 murders while transporting drugs from Colombia to New York, Miami and Southern California, and she has been known to engage in other extreme things like making men and women have sex at gunpoint or having numerous people become intimate after having smoked a type of drugs that can be taken in that form.

Griselda Blanco was shot and killed on September 3, 2012, at the age of 69, and it is estimated that at her height, Blanco was one of the richest and most dangerous women in the world, and was the most powerful drug kingpin in the world, which is probably why there is currently a movie being made on her life, titled the Godmother.

Griselda Blanco was also the first-ever billionaire female criminal, and she ruled her multi-million dollar drug trafficking empire with an iron fist along with also being one of the deadliest women of all time.


In this brief guide, we looked at everything you need to know about Manuela Escobar, Pablo Escobar’s daughter. If you have any other questions or comments about Manuela Escobar, please feel free to reach out to us at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Manuela Escobar

What happened to Pablo Escobar’s daughter?

Pablo Escobar’s daughter Manuela Escobar stays off social media and is living a quiet life, as after her father’s death her family fled to Argentina where she lived with her mother.

Some also say that Pablo Escobar’s daughter has taken an assumed name because she may still be at risk for harm through her father’s many enemies.

Is Pablo Escobar’s daughter deaf?

Yes, Pablo Escobar’s daughter was thought to be deaf in one ear following the Monaco bombing that occurred in 1988 when the Cali Cartel attempted to assassinate Medellin Cartel boss Pablo Escobar with a car incendiary device


The car incendiary device

that was meant to kill Pablo Escobar and that is thought to have left his daughter deaf was made up of 800 pounds of dynamite and it is thought that his daughter was left deaf in her left ear.

Does Pablo Escobar’s family still have money?

Yes, it is possible that Pablo Escobar’s family still has money, because while the lump sum that he had left behind to take care of his family never reached their hands, there were some hard assets and hidden cash remain largely unaccounted for and many people think that these assets and cash are with their family.

How much is Pablo Escobar’s daughter worth?

It is thought that Pablo Escobar’s daughter, Manuela Escobar is worth over $300,000, but this is not due to her father’s money, and this is actually money she has earned through her own endeavors. 

Some people also say that Pablo Escobar’s daughter Manuela Escobar is worth about $7 million from her father, but there are no details of such an amount and therefore this information is not verified.