|Full Name Richard Porter|
Criminal status Deceased
Other names Money RichRich Po
Name Rich Porter
|Occupation Drug dealer|
Role Drug dealer
Parents Velma Porter
|Born July 26, 1965 (1965-07-26) Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.|
Cause of death Murder (multiple gunshots; head and chest)
Conviction(s) Drug Possession (1984)Weapons Possession (1984)
Siblings Patricia Porter, William Porter
Children Donnell Whitten, Reshonia Porter, Rhea Porter
Similar People Alpo Martinez, Azie Faison, Nicky Barnes, Rayful Edmond, Guy Fisher
Criminal penalty 1-year prison sentence
Died January 3, 1990 (aged 24) The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
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Richard "Rich" Porter (July 26, 1965 – January 4, 1990) was an American drug dealer who rose to prominence in Harlem during the War on Drugs in the mid-1980s; police described him as being a "high-level crack dealer" who "sold about $50,000 worth of crack a week". The 2002 film Paid in Full was based on Rich and his partners Azie Faison and Alpo Martinez.
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Rich was born in Harlem, New York City and began selling drugs at the age of 12, rising through the ranks of the drug trade in Harlem. He became known for his flamboyant and high-profile lifestyle and was rumoured to have never worn the same outfit twice and that he owned over a dozen luxury vehicles that he kept in a garage in Manhattan during the height of his career as a drug dealer.
He was murdered on January 3, 1990 at the age of 24 and his body was found the next day near Orchard Beach, Bronx. He was shot several times in the head and chest and the police found $2,239 in his pocket. His friend and former drug dealing partner Alpo Martinez was charged and convicted of his murder.
On December 5, 1989 his 12-year-old brother Donnell Porter was kidnapped in Harlem on his way to school and then had his finger cut off in order to extort $500,000 in ransom money from Rich. He was eventually killed and his body was found on January 28, 1990, a mile away from where Rich's body was found and less than a month after Rich's murder.