For many years, his brother Pablo Escobar worked as an accountant in the known Medellín Cartel, created by Pablo Escobar himself and supplied various countries around the world with huge amounts of cocaine.
Now, O Roberto Escobar has shifted its focus to a new market: smartphones.
Escobar Inc. CEO Olof Gustafsson mentioned some features of the mobile phone. In a statement he said the screen is made of a special plastic that "makes it almost unbreakable". He claims that no other smartphone currently on the market is as durable screen.
"Our phone has undergone strict checks," said Gustafsson. "The only way anyone can break our phone is to do it burn, something that an average user would not do, I imagine ".
From prison to smartphones
Η company Escobar Inc. was founded by Roberto Escobar in 1984 as a "holding company" for the "assets" of the Escobar brothers. At that time, there were many, which had been acquired from the cocaine trade.
Pablo Escobar was responsible for its worldwide distribution 80% of cocaine during the late 1970 and early 1980. From 1987 to 1993, Pablo Escobar was on his list Forbes, as one of the richest people in the world. Pablo Escobar shot and killed on December 2 in his hometown, Medellín, in an attempt to escape the Colombians authorities who were chasing him.
Pablo Escobar's brother, Roberto, surrendered to police at 1992 during the repression of Medellín Cartel. He spent 10 years in prison for drug-related crimes. At some point, after his release, he said he had made a breakthrough in finding treatment on AIDS.
Now, in his 71 years, with vision and hearing problems due to a bomb exploding near his face in prison at 1993, Roberto dreams of becoming a successful smartphone maker following in his footsteps Samsung with the Galaxy Fold.
"We want to beat our competitors," Gustafsson told CNN. "We quickly found that if we made a good foldable phone at a reasonable price, we could sell a lot Appliances. And that is what is happening now. "