Little Unknown Black History Fact: Frank Lucas Net Worth ‹ 2012 Celebrity Net Worth

Former American heroin dealer and organized crime boss, Frank Lucas has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. Lucas was born on September 9, 1930 in La Grange, North Carolina. Lucas was a country boy who grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. He had almost no formal education when he moved to New York City’s Harlem district in 1946. There he entered the world of street crime. By the 1960s, he had constructed an international drug empire that spanned from New York to South East Asia. Killings, extortion, and bribery were his modus operandi. Lucas had millions in cash and property in several cities, when he was busted in 1975. Always the consummate con-man, Lucas turned states’ evidence for a reduced sentence. After his incarceration, he denounced his crime activities and has tried to make amends for his past deeds, helping his daughter with a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children of incarcerated parents called “Yellow Brick Road.” In 2007, Denzel Washington starred in a movie of his life of crime, American Gangster. Read more:

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