Frank Lucas Biography; Net Worth, Children, Wife, Quotes And Cause Of Death



Frank Lucas was an America drug trafficker who operated in Harlen during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was born on September 9, 1930, in La Grange, North California He was known for cutting out middlemen in the drug trade and buying heroin directly from his source in the Golden Triangle in Southeast Asia.

According to him, he was inspired to embark on a life of crime after he witnessed his 12-years-old cousin’s murder in the hands of the Ku Klus Klan. In Harlem, he began indulging petty crime and pool hustling before he was taken under the wing of gangster Bumpy Johnson.

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In January 1975, Frank Lucas was arrested in 1975 at his New Jersey home. The authorities seized more than $500,000 owned by Lucas. He was then convicted and sentenced 40 years of imprisonment.

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Frank Lucas Net Worth

Frank Lucas has an estimated net worth of  $500,000 at the time of his death. He earned this money from his illegal and drug operations.

Frank Lucas Children

Frank Lucas has 7 children namely Tony Walters, Betty, Candace, Ruby, Ray, Frank Lucas Jr, Francine Lucas.

Frank Lucas Wife

Frank Lucas married Juliana Faerrait, a homecoming queen from Puerto Rico. The couple has 3 children together but Frank already has 4 children before marrying her.

Frank Lucas Quotes

Some of his quotes are:

  • The loudest one in the room in the weakest one in the room
  • The most important thing in business is honesty, integrity, hard work, the family: never forgetting where he came from.
  • I am a businessman. I am anything I need to be at any time.

Frank Lucas Cause of Death

Frank Lucas died at the age of 88 in his home at New Jersey. According to his family members, he passed away due to natural causes.

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