Joaquin Guzman Loera is born in La Tuna Badiraguato, Sinaoloa, Mexico as the fourth child to Emilio Guzman and Consuelo Loera. His older siblings are Arturo, Ovidio and Miguel. Guzman and Loera will later give birth to Aurelio, Armido, and Bernarda. His father is involved in the drug trade, growing and selling marijuana and opium. He will suffer abuse from his father who will eventually kick him out of the house. He is poorly educated and ultimately follows his father into the drug trade, but operating independently from his father.