Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar is a famous Mexican drug dealer/trafficker. Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar is also popular as the son of former drug lord and former Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. His father was considered the most powerful drug dealer in the world, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2019.
Early Life and Childhood
According to online resources, Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar was born on June 5, 1983 and he is currently 38 years old. Ivan’s date of birth is still debated. Some claim that Ivan was born on October 2, 1983 in Culiacán, Sinaloa while others claim that he was born on August 15, 1983 in Zapopan, Jalisco. Despite this, Spanish Wikipedia lists the latter as Ivan’s official date and place of birth.
Ivan is from Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Speaking of family, Ivan’s parents are Father Joaquín”El Chapo” Guzmán and mother Alejandrina María Salazar Hernández. He also has two biological siblings, namely César and Jesús Alfredo.
Ivan’s father is a former drug lord as well as the former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel. Likewise, Ivan’s father is famous for being the most powerful drug dealer in the world.
In addition, Ivan’s paternal family is famous for its heavy involvement in drug trafficking. Several family members including himself, his father, brothers, cousins etc. Sinaloa’s archrival cartels – Los Zetas and the Beltrán Leyva organization – killed one of Ivan’s uncles, a cousin and a sibling.
career and working life
Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar is best known as the son of former drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, aka El Chapo. Authorities sentenced Ivan’s father to more than 30 years in prison in 2019 for a series of offences. Ivan himself has also faced multiple charges.
On February 15, 2005, authorities arrested Ivan in Guadalajara for money laundering. His father did not want Ivan to be murdered in prison like his uncle Arturo Guzman Loera. Because of this, Ivan’s father gave up his own ally, Alfredo Beltran Leyva, in exchange for Ivan’s release.
Authorities sentenced Ivan to five years in federal prison. However, the federal judge named Jesús Guadalupe Luna ruled that there was no evidence Ivan’s money came from drugs other than that he was the son of a drug lord. Because of this, in April 2008, Ivan was released.
Then, in 2015, Ivan claimed his father appointed him his successor while his father was in prison. This brought disputes in the leadership with Damaso Lopez.
Connection to Ishmael “El Mayo”
Subsequently, Ivan also told Ismael Zambada Garcia “El Mayo” that he no longer needed anyone to supervise him. In addition, Ivan also claimed that El Chapo sent him a letter confirming the succession. However, due to his youth, Damaso Lopez doubted his leadership qualities.
Ismael is also a suspected Mexican drug lord as well as the leader of the Sinaloa cartel. Sinaloa is an international crime syndicate based in Mexico. Previously, Ismael was the logistical coordinator for his Zambada-García faction. This faction oversaw the smuggling of cocaine and heroin to Chicago and other US cities by various means such as airplanes, speedboats, semi trucks, fishing vessels, drug submarines, container ships, buses, railroad cars, and automobiles.
In addition, on July 25, 2014, Ismael’s son, Ismael Zambada-Imperial “El Mayito Gordo”, pleaded guilty to all counts in a substitute indictment. Also charged with this indictment is Ismael Zambada Garcia, one of his brothers, Ismael Zambada-Sicairos “Mayito Flaco”, and Ivan Archivaldo Guzman-Salazar. While Mexican authorities arrested El Mayito Gordo in November 2014, the remaining three: Zambada-Garcia, Zambada-Sicairos and Guzman-Salazar remained on the run.
The alleged kidnappers, members of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG), kidnapped Ivan on August 15, 2016. Along with him, they kidnapped Ivan’s brother Jesús Alfredo Guzmán Salazar and four other people.
The six of them were abducted at 1am on Monday 15 August. This incident happened at the exclusive La Leche restaurant, which is located in one of the busiest areas of Puerto Vallarta. On August 22, 2016, his family members and Drug Control Administration (DEA) sources confirmed that all those abducted had been released.
According to a May 6, 2020 news article by Daily Mail UK, Iván Archivaldo Guzmán and his brother Ovidio Guzmán López had helped enforce a curfew for citizens of the northwestern Mexican city of Culiacan. That was during the Corona crisis.
The former drug lord’s two sons shared videos of themselves patrolling the streets in cars to enforce the 10pm curfew for the coronavirus in Culiacan. They even threatened anyone who breaks it with violence. They even sent their henchmen to torture anyone who broke them. However, they allowed essential workers to return home after their day’s work to break the curfew.
Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar relationship status is unknown. While discussing his parents’ relationship status, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán and mother Alejandrina María Salazar Hernández married in 1977 in a small ceremony in the town of Jesús María, Sinaloa. Ivan’s family lived in a ranch house in Jesús María.
When Ivan’s father was 30 years old, he fell in love with Estela Peña from Nayarit. She was a bank teller who his father kidnapped and later married. Then, in the mid-1980s, Ivan’s father married Griselda López Pérez. His father had four more children with Griselda EdgarJoaquin Jr., Ovidioand Griselda Guadalupe.
All of Ivan’s siblings, including himself, followed his father in the drug business. Then, in November 2007, Ivan’s father married an 18-year-old American beauty queen. Her name is Emma Coronel Aispuro and she is the daughter of one of his father’s chief deputies, namely Inés Coronel Barreras. In August 2011, Ivan’s father welcomed twin girls Emma. Their names are Maria Joaquina and Emali Guadalupe.
Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar stands about tall height of 5 feet 8 inches and its weight is about 78 kg. Likewise, Ivan’s chest-waist-hip measurements are 44-34-38 inches respectively. Also, Ivan has hazel eyes and brown hair color.
Social Media and Wealth
Regarding his social media presence, Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar is available at Instagram under the username @ivan_archivaldoguzman_. Ivan has not shared any posts on his handle but still amassed over 4.5k followers.
A Twitter account with Ivan’s name has attracted over 169,000 followers. This account features a cover photo of sports cars parked in a garage. However, the authenticity of the account is not yet verified. Apart from that, Ivan doesn’t seem to have a personal account on other platforms like Facebook, Tiktok, Youtube etc. Moving on, Ivan has a net worth Estimate of $14 billion as of 2021. His father El Chapo had a net worth estimate of around $2 billion to $4 billion as of 2016.