There are many facts about Pablo Escobar that confirm his mythological status. He bought a Lear jet just to fly his money. And he once burned a barrel of 2 million dollars just to keep his daughter warm. His public and private personas exist in stark contrast to one another. Escobar is rightfully regarded as a butcher who would do anything to attain and maintain power: it's estimated that his organization was responsible for at least 4, deaths during his reign as the head of the Medellin cartel. In private, Escobar was a man who put his family first to the point that his affection for his family allowed the Colombian government to track and kill him.