Ovidio Guzmán-López Biography Facts: El Chapo Son’s Wikipedia, Net Worth, Age, Mother, Biography, Extradition, Instagram

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Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s son Ovidio Guzmán-López is a Mexican drug lord who followed in his father’s footsteps. How rich is he right now?

El Chapo, known as one of the biggest drug traffickers in the world, is currently serving life imprisonment without the possibility of parole plus 30 years, and must forfeit assets worth more than $12.6 billion.

El Chapo was convicted in 2019 of 10 counts of drug trafficking, firearms charges, and engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, CNN reports. He is Imprisoned at the ADX Florence near Florence, Colorado, US. It is one of the world’s maximum security prisons.

He is not the only person of his family in jail right now. In November 2021, his fourth wife, Emma Coronel, was sentenced to serve a lengthy prison term, though it wasn’t quite as long as the sentence her husband received. Emma was, however, released on September 13, 2023, after almost two years in jail.

Earlier 2023, Chapo’s son, Ovidio Guzmán López, was also jailed. Upon his arrest, violence erupted in the Mexican state of Sinaloa after Mexican authorities arrested the son of notorious drug lord.

So, who is El Chapo‘s son and why was he arrested? Let’s see if the apple didn’t fall far from the drug lord family tree. Keep reading for all the details.

Profile Summary

Full Name:Ovidio Guzmán-López
Net Worth:over $50 million
Profession:Mexican Cartel Leader
Date of Birth:29 March 1990
Age:33 years old
Birthplace:Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Parents:Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán and Griselda López Pérez
Ovidio Guzmán-López was born to El Chapo and his third wife, Griselda. Image Source: NBC
Ovidio Guzmán-López was born to El Chapo and his third wife, Griselda. Image Source: NBC

Who is Ovidio Guzmán López?

Ovidio Guzmán López is famously known as one of the dozens of children of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

He was born on 29 March 1990, in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico, to the infamous criminal and his third wife, Griselda López Pérez. While much is known about his dad, nothing can be told about his mom who live a private life and does not open up about anything concerning the cartel business.

He has 14 other siblings as his dad is believed to have fathered at least 15 kids in total.

He was raised in Mexico City and spent four years of his education at a school run by the Legionaries of Christ.

Per his biography, Guzmán López’s mother took him out of the school when the families of his classmates excluded him from a school trip.

A U.S. grand jury indictment alleges Guzmán López has been involved in his father’s drug trafficking business since 2008, when he was a teenager.

Ovidio (also known as El Ratón or El Nuevo Ratón), Lopez reportedly took over as the head of the Sinaloa Cartel after his father was arrested in 2019.

Guzmán-López operated the family drug business with the help of son other sons. He served as a high-ranking member of the business.

Ovidio Guzmán-López was arrested in 2023 and currently in jail. Image Source: Mexico News Daily
Ovidio Guzmán-López was arrested in 2023 and currently in jail. Image Source: Mexico News Daily

Why was Ovidio Guzmán López arrested?

Ovidio was arrested by Mexican authorities on Jan. 5, 2023.

Guzmán has been charged in the U.S. with conspiracy to traffic cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United States. The State Department said Guzman oversees methamphetamine labs in Sinaloa responsible for producing “3,000 to 5,000 pounds” of the drug per month.

A Mexico City federal judge halted the extradition of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán’s son, alleged drug cartel leader Ovidio Guzmán, to the United States in Jan. 2023.

A day after he was arrested in an intense operation in northern Mexico that led to the deaths of 29 people.

According to the U.S. State Department, Guzmán-López and his brother, Joaquin, operate the Guzmán-López Transnational Criminal Organization, which falls under the umbrella of the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the most powerful drug cartels in the world.

Mexican authorities previously arrested Guzmán-López in 2019, and gun battles broke out in the city of Culiacan then as well. To stem the violence, Guzmán-López was released from custody.

“This decision was taken to protect citizens. You cannot fight fire with fire. We do not want deaths. We do not want war,” Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said in a 2019 press conference, as reported by The Guardian.

The State Department was offering a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Guzmán-López.

Ovidio Guzmán-López is incredibly wealthy is an insane net worth.
Ovidio Guzmán-López is incredibly wealthy is an insane net worth.

What is Ovidio Guzmán-López’s net worth?

For the long years of working as an executive in his father’s cartel company, Ovidio Guzmán-López accumulated an impressive fortune. He is currently a multi-millionaire with an estimated net worth between $50 million and $100 million.

He has been in the drug trafficking trade since 2008 when he was just a teenager.

In 2020, the Mexican government froze the accounts of 330 people linked to the Sinaloa Cartel, including Guzmán-López.

El Chapo's sons who operate his business. They are collectively called "Los Chapitos"
El Chapo’s sons who operate his business. They are collectively called “Los Chapitos”. Image Source: NBC

Are El Chapo’s sons in the cartel?

Guzmán-López isn’t the only one to follow in the footsteps of his dear old dad. Four of El Chapo’s sons, known as Los Chapitos, are reportedly handling the family drug business. The Los Chapitos are Ovidio, his brother Joaquin Jr., and half-brothers Jesús Alfredo Guzmán Salazar and Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar.

Guzmán-López and Joaquín Jr. inherited their drug trafficking careers from their older brother Édgar who was killed in a 2008 ambush, reports the State Department.

Jesús Alfredo is under indictment in Chicago for drug trafficking and conspiracy. A U.S. grand jury in California indicted Ivan Archivaldo on charges of conspiracy to distribute and import narcotics.

Some of El Chapo’s wives have also been involved in the family business. His fourth wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, was sentenced in 2021 to three years in prison for helping her husband. She was released in September 2023, less than the time she was supposed to be freed.

El Chapo’s sons run a large meth operation.

The State Department has accused Guzmán-López and Joaquin Jr. of investing large amounts of cash into purchasing marijuana in Mexico, cocaine in Columbia, and ephedrine in Argentina to use in the production of methamphetamine. The brothers oversee 11 methamphetamine labs in Sinaloa, which produce about 3,000–5,000 pounds of meth per month. The drugs are sold to distributors in the U.S. and Canada.

Guzmán-López is also accused of ordering the murders of informants, a drug trafficker, and even a popular Mexican singer who refused to sing at his wedding, the State Department says.

Does Ovidio Guzman have Instagram?

Chapo’s son Ovidio Guzman is not officially on any social media platform. However, there are parody accounts with his name that shares contents about him on Instagram.