The King of Coke (1998) tells the story of Pablo Escobar, the founder and leader of the Colombian Medellin drug cartel which controlled the production and smuggling of cocaine from the country and made him first billionaire criminal in South American history. Written and directed by Steven Dupler.
The documentary gives the viewer a decent understanding of how Escobar rose from nothing to lead the largest drugs operation in the world. He ultimately died with a fortune estimated at $25bn, making him not only the richest drug dealer of all time but one of the richest men in the world.
To learn more about the rise and eventual fall of Pablo Escobar, check out the New York Times bestselling book by Mark Bowden: Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World’s Greatest Outlaw, available in paperback, hardcover, kindle, and audiobook formats.