John Joseph Gotti, Jr. was an American mafia and the head of one of the most powerful American mafia families – Gambino. In December 1985, he orchestrated and assisted the murder of Gambino chief Paul Castellano, and quickly gained control of the family, becoming the boss of America’s most powerful criminal gang.
Gotti grows up in poverty in the Bronx, living a life of crime with his five brothers who all become “made men” at a young age, which is a fully initiated members of the Mafia.
John Gotti became known as “The Teflon Don”, “The Dapper Don”, “Johnny Boy” and “Crazy Horse” for his expensive clothes and flamboyant personality that attracted the media.
He was constantly involved with murders, conspiracy to commit murders, loan sharking, heroin dealing, racketeering, obstruction of justice, illegal gambling, committing underground crimes, tax evasion, etc.
John Gotti was born in the South Bronx, New York, to Fannie and J. Joseph Gotti. He was the fifth out of the 13 children in the family and his father used to support such a big family with his meager salary from his day labor job.
Gotti, at the age of 12, was working as a chore boy in an underground club that was run by the head of the local largest organized crime family, Gambino, Carmine Fatico. He met with Aniello Dellacroce there, who became his mentor later.
While Gotti make an attempt to avoid working with his father in the mob, he gets indulge into the Gambino crime family in 1988 when he was 24 years old. He gets a name capo, or captain, in 1990, giving him a leadership position at a very young age.
Gotti was one of the most powerful and deadly crime leaders in the United States at the time. During his time, he was well-known for his outspoken nature and flamboyant flair
John Gotti Married Life
John get marry to his wife Victoria DiGiorgio in the year 1962. After the birth of their first daughter, Angel. Further, they have four more children together: Victoria, John, Frank, and Peter. Their son, Frank died in an accident when he was only 12 years old.
In the early years of their marriage, they used to fight constantly and separated numerous times. John briefly tried his hand at legitimate jobs for the sake of his family: first, as a presser in a coat factory, and then as an assistant to a truck driver.
Fierstein gets fame for the play and film Torch Song Trilogy, which he write and starred in both off-Broadway and on Broadway. The 1982 Broadway production earned him two Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Actor in a Play, as well as two Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Actor in a Play. He gets nominate for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead for the film adaptation.
Fierstein also wrote the book for La Cage aux Folles (1983), for which he received another Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical and a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Book.
Fierstein wrote the book for the musical A Catered Affair, in which he also starred, in 2007. The show premiered on Broadway on April 17, 2008, following tryouts at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre in September 2007.
What was John Gotti Net Worth?
John Gotti had an estimated net worth of around $10 million during the time of his death. He acquired his net worth by heading the Gambino Crime Family, as well as through several other crimes, such as extortion, kidnapping, gambling, hijacking, racketeering, and loan sharking.
John Gotti left this world on 10th June 2002. He died at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, Springfield, Missouri, due to throat cancer.
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