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John Gotti

John Gotti was an American mafia and the head of one of the most powerful American mafia families. 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

John Gotti was born on October 27, 1940, in the South Bronx, New York. His father is J. Joseph Gotti and his mother is Fannie Gotti. They both were Italian immigrants. He 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. The head of the local largest organized crime family, Gambino, Carmine Fatico runs it. Through his activities with the club, 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 carjackings.

When Gotti was 14, he crushed his toes 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. Likewise, he went to Franklin K. Lane High School. However, 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.

John Gotti – Death

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)

John Gotti – Career and professional life

Moreover, he was 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. He and his brother Ruggiero started working at the Bergin Hunt and Fish Club, in Fatico.

Also, he was put in jail, in 1985, after his bail was revoked owing to evidence of him being involved in intimidation in the Piecyk case.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.

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

John Gotti – Net worth 2023

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 a net worth of 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 famous as the wife of Gotti who was a famous American gangster. Moreover, she 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 first sight incident. Victoria gave birth to their first kid “John A. Gotti” on 14th February 1964. She gave birth to a second child named “Victoria Gotti” on November 27, 1962. He and Victoria welcomed one more girl named “Angel Gotti” and two more sons named “Frank Gotti” and “Peter Gotti”. When Frank was 12, he died in a tragic accident while riding a minibike with 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 the wife of a famous gangster. Most of the time people wonder about her lifestyle and courage to cope 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 John 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. Likewise, Gotti used to be active on social media like Facebook, and Twitter.