At the height of his reign, ‘king of cocaine’ Pablo Escobar and his cartel were making so much money that they spent $2500 a month just on the rubber bands they used to hold stacks of cash together. Each year, Escobar had to write off over $2 billion of bills that were lost or damaged in storage, and he once set $2 million on fire to keep his family warm when they were on the run. Source Source 2