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Michael Corleone Blanco Net Worth $6 Million

What is Michael Corleone Blanco’s Net Worth?

Michael Corleone Blanco is Griselda Blanco’s son and has a net worth of $6 million.

Despite the notoriety of his upbringing, the sharp downfall of his mother’s place as the Cocaine Godmother, and his own run-ins with the law, Michael has been able to navigate a steady, legitimate path and build up bank all on his own.

His entertainment persona – including his appearance on Cartel Crew – has helped increase his profile as a public figure.

Similarly, his businesses, such as Pure Blanco, and his recently released memoir, added considerably to his estimated earnings.


Michael Corleone Blanco is the son of Griselda Blanco, who was a Colombian drug trafficker.

He is the youngest of four children to have been born by Griselda.


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Michael’s father is Darío Sepúlveda, who was Griselda’s third husband.

As documented in a 2015 Miami New Times profile on Michael, Dario tried to kidnap Michael after a dispute over who should have custody of him and how he should be raised.

This led to Griselda paying to have her ex-husband assassinated (it has been stated that Dario was killed by corrupt police officers).

Over the course of his life, Michael has switched between trying to stay anonymous and going public to speak about his mother and his family history.

It is reported that Michael watched his father being murdered and watched his mother being arrested following a sting operation in California in 1984.

His mother was assassinated in Medellin in 2012, following years spent in a Florida prison.


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He was raised by various members of his extended family.

It has been confirmed that all three of his older half-siblings – named Dixon, Uber, and Osvaldo – are all dead.

Michael has previously stated that he survived two assassination attempts.

Netflix TV Show

In January 2024, Netflix released a 6-part miniseries about the life of Griselda Blanco, named Griselda.

The actress Sofia Vergara played the lead role, while Alberto Guerra played Darío Sepúlveda.

Sofia Vergara as Griselda

Sofia Vergara attends the Miami premiere of “Griselda” at The Fillmore Miami Beach on January 23, 2024 – @Getty

A young Michael Corleone Blanco is portrayed in two episodes by the child actor, Benson D. Larracuente.

The series was a commercial success, debuting at No. 1 on the Netflix charts in 90 countries. It led to renewed interest in Michael and his current whereabouts.

Although Michael Corleone isn’t depicted in a major way in the miniseries, he took issue with what he called the “unauthorized usage of the family’s image, likeness, and/or identity without consent or compensation.”

He filed a lawsuit against Netflix, Vergara, and other parties, in February 2024. However, the lawsuit was permanently dismissed.

The Origin Story

Michael is named after Michael Corleone, the central character in Mario Puzo’s Mafia novel, The Godfather. (Corleone is played in the Francis Ford Coppola movie by Al Pacino).

It is reported that Michael was given this name because Griselda was obsessed with The Godfather film, as well as its sequel (she herself was nicknamed ‘The Godmother’).

Griselda had hoped that her youngest son would follow a similar path to her, as the film’s main character did when it came to his gangster parent, Vito Corleone.

Entrepreneurial Enterprises

From a young age, Michael Corleone grew up in a culture of drug dealing, murder, corruption, and gangsterism.

He has said that, for many years, he tried to live a relatively anonymous life, as he negotiated with his troubled upbringing.

However, the 2008 documentary Cocaine Cowboys turned his mother into a cult antihero, leading to a renewed focus on him – her only living son.

He has admitted that he was active in the world of drug dealing for a time.

He was under house arrest in 2012 for cocaine trafficking.

This happened after he tried to buy 5 kilos of cocaine from an undercover detective in Florida. However, after his mother died, he tried to step away from the drug game and move into more legitimate business prospects.

At the present time, Blanco is an entrepreneur. He ran the hip-hop label Xtorixion Records.

He also founded the streetwear and lifestyle company, Pure Blanco, with his friend Michael ‘Majix’ Yuen.

Despite his uneasy relationship with his family history and the media attention surrounding it, Michael has also said that he is “proud” of his mother, even quoting her and including her name in the branding of his company.

As well as this, Michael was one of the stars of VH1’s reality show Cartel Crew, which followed the lives of the children of convicted cartel members. The show ran for three seasons, from 2019-2021. In many scenes throughout the show, Michael shares fond recollections of his mother.

Michael has also penned his own book, named My Mother, The Godmother: The True Story of Michael Corleone Blanco, the Son of Griselda Blanco.


Michael Corleone Blanco was born on August 5, 1978, making him the youngest of Griselda Blanco’s four children. He was born in Medellín, Colombia.


Michael Corleone Blanco has a wife named Marie Ramirez De Arellano. The couple married in 2021 and have a daughter whose name is Faith.

Marie played one of the main roles in Cartel Crew, joining her husband.


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