El Chapo's stature might have something to do with how he was able to escape prison through small tunnels on Saturday.
He carried out his first successful prison escape by putting himself in a laundry cart.
The cartel is known as being one of the most powerful and ruthless in the world.
While behind bars, he lived a comfortable life by paying off guards and surrounding himself with business associates. His life was so comfortable he was still able to run the cartel.
El Chapo has been on the run since Saturday evening.