The most powerful drug lord in history Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was captured on Saturday. He has been on the run for more than 12 years since the prison break in 2001 when he escaped in the back of a laundry truck. When Mexican marines burst into the apartment he was staying in, they discovered Guzman with an unidentified woman. Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is worth an estimated $1 billion. He is on Forbes' list of the world's most powerful people - ranked higher than the presidents of both France and Venezuela.