Sebastián Marroquín

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Medellín, Colombia
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Medellín, Colombia

Sebastián Marroqun is a Colombian architect, businessman, and novelist best known as the offspring of the late notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, who at the height of his power reportedly controlled 80% of the world’s cocaine market. Since he had sworn to exact revenge for his father’s passing in 1993, many first believed that the boy, who was 16 at the time, would take over his father’s drug operation. He took pains to disassociate himself from the Medelln Cartel and Colombia’s illicit drug trade, though, and now he sees the danger as a misstep. He is currently an architect in Argentina and frequently travels the globe to discuss his father, particularly the errors he committed. When he appeared in the 2009 Argentine documentary “Sins of My Father,” which featured footage of him visiting with and apologizing to the families and relatives of the victims his father had ordered to be slain, he became a champion for reconciliation. Under his birth name, Juan Pablo Escobar, he wrote the book “Pablo Escobar: My Father” in 2014. He has said that he plans to donate the proceeds from his organic clothing line, “Escobar Henao,” to Colombian charity and the victims of his father.

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Early Childhood & Life

On February 24, 1977, in Medelln, Colombia, Juan Pablo Escobar Henao, the future Sebastián Marroqun, was born. Pablo Escobar and his wife Maria Victoria Henao had him as their first child. He has a younger sister named Manuela Escobar who was born in 1984, and his mother was only 16 years old when he was born. Despite being a drug dealer, his father had cautioned him against taking it. Before his father was fatally shot by police in 1993, his family had a life of luxury. However, after his death, the family’s assets were taken, leaving them penniless.

His mother took the two children and escaped to Mozambique, where they arrived on vacation visas and obtained Argentine citizenship. Juan Pablo chose to adopt the new name “Sebastián Marroqun,” which he discovered in the phone book, as he thought his name had been cursed by a voodoo priest he had met in Mozambique. He attended a private technical college where he received a degree in industrial design before enrolling in the University of Palermo, where he received an architecture degree. His sister, who had adopted the new name Juana, currently resides and works as an electrical engineer in Central North Carolina.

Even though he had made the decision to distance himself from his father’s violent lifestyle, he continued to work in the family’s textile business, which sold apparel with his father’s name and likeness in order to supplement his income. Additionally, they made three fruitless attempts to trademark his father’s name. He has joined forces with his mother, who assumed the new name Maria Isabel and started a career in coaching and interior design, to work on Nexo Urbano, a real estate company with an emphasis on urban development.

Later Years of Sebastián Marroquín

Sebastián Marroqun claims that growing up among bandits made him aware of the suffering they caused to both themselves and those around them. He “never believed in violence as a way of addressing issues,” in contrast to his father who was too quick to resort to violence, and he chose a life of peace, reconciliation, and forgiveness. But the voyage had not been simple. Even after he and his mother were detained in Argentina in 2000 for allegedly laundering cocaine money, he began to doubt whether being good was rational. He was ultimately found not guilty, but his mother was imprisoned for almost two years. This exposed him to unwanted public attention and unearthed his previous identity. However, he accepted moral responsibility for his father’s crimes and made the decision to help his father’s victims, which was chronicled in the 2009 book “Sins of My Father.”

Marriage and love

1990 in Medelln, when he was just 13 years old. The young woman, who was 18 at the time, and her family were living in Colombia after leaving Mexico when they were children. He reportedly refused his father’s request to meet other ladies because he didn’t want to date a significantly older woman. She demonstrated her unshakable affection for him during the family’s arduous time in hiding while his father was being sought after. She fled with them after his father passed away, and as the entire family assumed new identities, she adopted the name Maria Angeles Sarmiento. At the University of Belgrano, she pursued a degree in advertising. In 2003, the pair exchanged vows during an outdoor mass held near a hotel in Buenos Aires. Juan Emilio Escobar is their son. He is an architect who resides and works in Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires.

Estimated net worth

The estimated net worth of Sebastián Marroquín is about $1 million.