3. Dawood Ibrahim: $6.7 billion
What made Dawood Ibrahim such a significant figure in the drug business wasn’t that he had one of the largest incomes one had ever seen at the time, but more so for his connections with the likes of Al-Qaeda. Dawood wasn’t a man people could mess with — having built up a reputation for being a “no-nonsense” type of man, Kaskar formed the largest drug dealing group that India had ever seen at the time. His wise moves and smart business decisions ultimately led him to stagger up a $6.7 billion net worth.