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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 ten fugitives that Forbes, with the help of international law enforcement agencies, deems as the world's most wanted. The list was first published in April 2008. Subsequently, in August 2008 Forbes published a new list that focused solely on white-collar crime: World's 10 Most Wanted White-Collar Fugitives. There has been a new list as of May 2011, following the death of Osama bin Laden.



  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 U.S. for securities fraud, currently in Namibia.
  2. Ghaith Pharaon, Saudi. Wanted for involvement in BCCI scandal.
  3. Lai Changxing, Chinese. Wanted by China for bribery and smuggling of goods up to $6 billion in value. Was residing in Canada until his extradition to China in July 2011.
  4. Gao Shan, Chinese, now in Canada. Wanted by the PRC for embezzlement. Died May 3, 2016.
  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 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 120 months in federal prison.
  10. Joseph McCool, American. Wanted by the U.S. for fraud. He is accused of running a Ponzi scheme.[1]

See also


  1. ^ "Fbi — Joseph Wayne Mccool". Retrieved 2012-05-12.