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The World's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives

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The World's Most Wanted Fugitives is a list published by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and American publishing and media company Forbes. The list contains 10 fugitives that Forbes, with the help of international law enforcement agencies, deems to be the world's most wanted.

The World's Most Wanted Fugitives list was first published in April 2008.[1] Subsequently, in August 2008, Forbes debuted an additional list focused solely on white-collar crime: the World's 10 Most Wanted White-Collar Fugitives.[2] Forbes debuted yet another list in May 2011, following the death of Osama bin Laden: FBI Most Wanted Terrorists.[3]




  1. Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Mexican drug lord, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel (captured 6 January 2016)
  2. Ayman al-Zawahiri, Egyptian leader of al-Qaeda and successor to Osama bin Laden
  3. Dawood Ibrahim, Indian mobster, head of D-Company
  4. Semion Mogilevich, influential Russian mobster, based in Moscow
  5. Nasir al-Wuhayshi, Yemeni al-Qaeda leader (died 12 June 2015)
  6. Matteo Messina Denaro, Italian Cosa Nostra kingpin
  7. Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov, Uzbekistani organized crime figure
  8. Félicien Kabuga, Rwandan implicated in organizing and funding the 1994 Rwandan genocide
  9. Joseph Kony, Ugandan leader of the Lord's Resistance Army
  10. Dokka Umarov, Chechen Islamist terrorist militant in Russia (died 7 September 2013)


  1. Osama bin Laden, Saudi leader of al-Qaeda (died 2 May 2011)
  2. Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán
  3. Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov
  4. Dawood Ibrahim
  5. Matteo Messina Denaro
  6. Félicien Kabuga
  7. Manuel Marulanda, leader of FARC (died 26 March 2008)
  8. Joseph Kony
  9. James "Whitey" Bulger, Irish-American mobster (arrested 22 June 2011)
  10. Omid Tahvili, Iranian-Canadian mobster

White-collar fugitives 2008

  1. Jacob "Kobi" Alexander, Israeli-American. Wanted by the U.S. for securities fraud. Sentenced to 30 months in US federal prison in 2017.[4]
  2. Ghaith Pharaon, Saudi. Wanted by the U.S. for extradition for involvement in BCCI scandal (died January 6, 2017).
  3. Lai Changxing, Chinese. Wanted by the PRC for bribery and smuggling of goods up to $6 billion in value. Sentenced to life imprisonment in China in 2012.
  4. Gao Shan, Chinese. Wanted by the People's Republic of China for embezzlement. Sentenced to 15 years in China.
  5. Thaksin Shinawatra, former Thai prime minister and businessman. Wanted in Thailand for "abuse of authority" over a $90 million loan.
  6. Tomo Razmilovic, Croatian. Wanted by the U.S. for securities fraud.
  7. Jean Claude Lacote, French. Wanted in Belgium for money laundering and suspicion of murder.
  8. Boris Berezovsky, Russian. Wanted by Russia for fraud and money laundering, and was sentenced to six years in absentia for "siphoning" about $9 million from Russia's state airline Aeroflot. He lived in the UK where he was granted political asylum (died 23 March 2013).
  9. James Eberhart, American. Wanted by the U.S. for mail fraud and money laundering. On December 8, 2014 he was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.
  10. Joseph Wayne McCool, American. Wanted by the U.S. for fraud. He is accused of running a Ponzi scheme.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "The World's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives, 2008". Forbes. 25 April 2008.
  2. ^ "The World's Most Wanted White-Collar Fugitives, 2008". Forbes. 27 August 2008.
  3. ^ Vardi, Nathan (14 June 2011). "The World's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives, 2011". Forbes.
  4. ^ "Comverse ex-CEO Jacob 'Kobi' Alexander sentenced to 30 months".
  5. ^ "Joseph Wayne Mccool". FBI Most Wanted. Retrieved 12 May 2012.