Who is Mirtha Jung?
George Jung – better known as the drug lord Boston George – has left some legacy behind him; his ex-wife, who stood alongside him at his peak, has been out of the media spotlight for more than 15 years, making her last appearance in 2001 at the premiere of the biopic “Blow”, which starred Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. But who Mirtha Jung is, really? What do you know about her?
Born Mirtha Calderon Del Val on the 3rd December 1952 in Cuba, she came to notice as the wife of the former drug lord, George Jung, known as Boston George and El Americano and for his involvement with the Medellin cartel. She helped him in his illegal operations, and served time in prison as well, but rather less than her ex-husband.
So, do you want to learn more about Mirtha Jung, from her childhood to most recent endeavors, both personal and professional? If yes, then stay with us for a while, as we are about to bring you closer to the ex-wife of one of the most notorious drug lords.
Mirtha Jung Wiki: Early Life, Parents, and Education
Mirtha hasn’t disclosed information to the media about her childhood so far, but that doesn’t mean she won’t ever. For now, the names of her parents, information about any siblings, and where she went to school, remain unknown. Hopefully, some of the information surface in the near future, and we find out all about Mirtha’s life before she met George Jung.
Mirtha and George Jung Love Story
Mirtha was in her early 20s when the two got in touch for the first time; she was already addicted to drugs, and according to sources, they met through a mutual contact in Columbia, one of George’s smugglers. George, alongside Ochoa Vazquez brothers, Jorge Luis, Juan David, and Fabio, including Pablo Escobar, Carlos Lehder, and Jose Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha, were a part of the Medellin cartel. George was ten years older than her, but they almost immediately became a couple. At 25 years of age, Mirtha became the wife of one of the most notorious drug lords States-wise, and his partner in crime. Mirtha helped George’s operation in the US, which led to her being incarcerated and spending three years in prison. Mirtha couldn’t stop using drugs, even after becoming pregnant and after the birth of her only daughter Kristina Sunshine Jung. However, their marriage couldn’t stand the test of time, and as the strength of the Medellin cartel lessened, her and George’s marriage succumbed to all associated problems, and they divorced in 1984.
Life After the Divorce, Is Mirtha Still Alive?
Mirtha eventually changed her lifestyle, and left drug addiction behind her, defeating all the problems that come with rehabilitation, and since then hasn’t been involved in any illegal operations, but has also chosen not to reveal what she is doing today. Since the mid- ‘80s, she has made only one appearance in the media, back in 2001 for the premiere of the film “Blow”, which depicted the relationship between her and George. She helped director Ted Demme, writer Bruce Porter, and screenwriters David McKenna and Nick Cassavetes to bring the biographical book “BLOW: How a Small-Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellin Cartel and Lost It All” to the screen, written by Porter himself. The film was a success, although Mirtha’s way of life raised a few eyebrows. Despite the film’s success, she returned to obscurity and is now doing all in her power to maintain the love and trust of her only daughter, Kristine Sunshine Jung.
Mirtha Jung Net Worth
With her ex-husband George at his peak, the notorious couple was millionaires, however, once they divorced and George’s empire began to crumble, they lost it all. So, have you wondered how rich Mirtha Jung is, as of late 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Mirtha Jung’s net worth is as high as $150,000, from book and film royalties, which is still quite a decent amount, don’t you agree?
Mirtha Jung Daughter, Kristina Jung
Now we will move away from Mirtha and speak a little about her daughter, Kristina.
Born on the 1st August 1978, Kristina has lived her life away from drugs and is nothing like her parents. She is now an accomplished poet, writer and businesswoman, with her mother writing a biography, while with her father is working on a clothing line, Boston George Apparel.
Mirtha Jung Ex-Husband, George Jung
It would be unfair if we didn’t mention George’s life and career, and his recent endeavors. Born as George Jacob Jung on the 6th August 1942, in Boston, Massachusetts USA, he is the son of Frederick and Ermine Jung. It was in his high school years that he began showcasing leadership skills, but he wasn’t good academically. Nevertheless, he still enrolled at the University of Southern Mississippi but didn’t graduate, instead focusing on drug smuggling, and would join the Medellin cartel, being one of their many connections in the US.
At the peak of his career, Geroge’s net worth was estimated at over $100 million, but with the fall out of the Medellin cartel and George’s arrest, following 20 years in prison he was left penniless. George got out in 2014, and now his net worth is estimated at just $10,000. He is now married to Ronda Clay Spinello, and is a step-father to Clara, who is Ronda’s daughter.