10. Frank Lucas: $52 Million
Born in 1930, in La Grange, North Carolina, Frank Lucas moved to Harlem in 1946. He calculated a plan after seeing the potential of the heroin business that was largely fed by the Vietnam War at that time. After traveling to Vietnam and setting up contacts and connections there, he was able to ship in tons of heroin from Southeast Asia hidden in coffins that were flown from Vietnam to the U.S.
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