John Gotti
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South Bronx, New York

John Gotti was an American mafia and the head of one of the most powerful American mafia families-Gambino. John Gotti was involved in murders, conspiracy to commit murders, heroin dealing, racketeering, loan sharking, illegal gambling, committing underground crimes, tax evasion, obstruction of justice, etc.

Early life

The John Gotti was born on October 27, 1940, in the South Bronx, New York. John’s father is J. Joseph Gotti and his mother is Fannie Gotti. They both were Italian immigrants. John was the fifth of 13 children in a family whose income came only from their father’s unpredictable work as a day laborer. Moreover, his family moved frequently before settling in East New York, an area known for gang activity.

At the age of 12, Gotti was working as an errand boy in an underground club which was run by the head of the local largest organized crime family, Gambino, Carmine Fatico. By his activities with the club, john Gotti met Aniello Dellacroce, who became his life-long mentor. Gotti became the captain of the ‘Fulton-Rockaway’ gang, a group known for their frequent robberies and car-jackings.

When Gotti was 14, his toes were crushed as he tried to steal a cement mixer. Likewise, the accident proffers the mobster-to-be his trademark gait and gets him another incident on his list of petty crimes.

At the age of 18, he connected with the Fatico gang and tried to stay crime-free, and worked as a presser in the coat factory and as an assistant truck driver for some time. John Gotti went to Franklin K. Lane High School. But he discontinued his study at the age of 16. He made more contacts in the underworld, and he became one of the proteges of the Gambino family. After leading a series of organized crimes, he was made the head of the family.


Gotti died of cancer on June 10, 2002, at the federal prison hospital in Springfield, MO, at the age of 61.

John Gotti mafia

Caption: John Gotti American Mafia (Wikipedia)

Career and professional life

John Gotti involved in a full-fledged criminal career right after he was linked with Carmine Fatico. He and his two brothers started carrying truck hijackings at John F. Kennedy International Airport. He was arrested by the FBI for the United Hijacking in 1968. John and his brother Ruggiero started working at the Bergin Hunt and Fish Club, in Fatico.

John Gotti was put in jail, in 1985, after his bail was revoked owing to evidence of him being involved in intimidation in the Piecyk case. He assisted Joseph Armone as the underboss in his absence.

John Gotti stayed in the jail until 2002 and faced assault at the hands of Walter Johnson, a fellow inmate. He was put through solitary confinement and was allowed out of his cell only for an hour daily.

Net worth

When John Gotti was the head of the Gambino family, he used to earn an annual income of approximately 5 million US dollars. The family estimated networth around 500 million US dollars under his command.

Personal life

On March 6, 1962, John Gotti married 17-year-old Victoria Di Giorgio. An American Stylish, Victoria Di Giorgio Gotti is well recognized for being the wife of John Gotti who was a famous American gangster. Victoria is a writer, reality television participant, Public Figure, and Famous Personality Partner. Victoria first met her husband in a bar in 1958 and fell in love with him after seeing him.

They started dating each other at the first sight incident. Victoria gave birth to the first kid “John A. Gotti” on 14th February 1964. She gave birth to a second child named “Victoria Gotti” on November 27, 1962. John and Victoria welcomed one more girl named “Angel Gotti” and two more sons named “Frank Gotti” and “Peter Gotti”. When Frank was 12, he got killed in a tragic accident while riding a minibike of his friend and a car hit him. At the time of their marriage, Di Giorgio had already given birth to their first child, Angela, and was pregnant with their second.  Being a wife of a famous gangster. Most of the time people wonder about her lifestyle and courage to cope up with such people. Her favorite actor is Eddie Redmayne and her favorite actress is Emma Stone. She loves shopping and traveling.

John Gotti and his wife

Caption: John Gotti and his wife Victoria Di Giorgio (


The American press constantly depicted Gotti as a ruthless mobster and so this mafia don used to try and keep a normal public image to make light of the press and also used to offer coffee to FBI agents sent to handle his case.


The information regarding his height, weight, hair color, and eye color is not available. John Gotti used to be active in social media like Facebook, Twitter.