What was “Italian-American Gangster” John Gotti Net Worth?

John Gotti
John Gotti

Facts of John Gotti

Full Name: John Gotti
Birth Date: October 27, 1940
Age: 78 years
Death Date: June 10, 2002
Gender: Male
Profession: Gangster
Country: United States
Horoscope: Scorpio
Height: 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m)
Wife Victoria DiGiorgio
Married Victoria DiGiorgio (1962)
Net Worth $10 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Birth Place the South Bronx, New York
Nationality Italian-American
Ethnicity Mixed
Education Franklin K Lane High School
Father John Joseph Gotti Sr
Mother Philomena Gotti
Kids Victoria, John, Frank, Angel, Peter
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John Gotti was an Italian-American gangster as well as the head of one of the most powerful American mafia families. He constantly involved with murders, conspiracy to commit murders, loan sharking, heroin dealing, racketeering, obstruction of justice, illegal gambling, etc.

When was John Gotti Born?

John Gotti opened his eyes as John Joseph Gotti Jr on 27th October 1940 in the South Bronx, New York, the United States of America under the birth sign of Scorpio. If he was alive, he would be at the age of 79 years old. He is the son of Philomena Gotti (mother) and John Joseph Gotti Sr (father). He was the fifth out of the 13 children in the family. While his father, John Sr used to support such a big family with his meager salary from his day labor’s job.

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John held an Italian-American nationality and belonged to the mixed ethnical background. Further, he went to Franklin K Lane High School in New York City, New York, but he dropped out of school at 16 years old.


  • John Gotti had involved in a full-fledged criminal career right after he linked with Carmine Fatico.
  • In the year 1968, he arrested by the FBI for the United hijacking. Then he out on bail, John again arrested for hijacking on the New Jersey Turnpike. On the following year, he spent around 3 years at Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary.
  • John and his brother Ruggiero started working at the Bergin Hunt and Fish Club, under Fatico. Later, he made the acting capo of the Bergin crew in 1972.
  • Similarly, he arrested for killing the Irish-American gangster James McBratney along with a team assigned to him and John received a 4-year sentence in the year 1973.
  • After his release, he made the capo of the Bergin Crew and initiated in the Gambino family in 1977.
  • In 1984, John got into a squabble with a refrigerator mechanic Romual Piecyk and later Gotti was charged by the police with assault and robbery.
  • On the same time, he was made the acting boss of the Gambino family.
  • In 1986, he was officially appointed as the new head of the Gambino family.
  • John was put in the jail after his bail was revoked owing to evidence of him being involved in intimidation in the Piecyk case in 1985.
  • In the year 1987, he was cleared off all the charges and his codefendants were also released.
  • In 1992, after FBI changed the conviction of Gotti into an organizational crime campaign, John was arrested for murder.
  • He was sentenced to life imprisonment and sent to a federal prison in Marion, Illinois in 1999.
  • Gotti was in the jail until 2002 and faced assault there at the hands of Walter Johnson, a fellow inmate.
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John Gotti, Italian-American gangster
Caption: John Gotti, Italian-American gangster (Photo: Time)

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.

Net Worth in 2002 $10 million
Net Worth in 2018 Under Review
Annual Salary Under Review
Income Source Gangster

Who was John Gotti Wife?

John got married to his wife Victoria DiGiorgio in the year 1962, after the birth of their first daughter, Angel. Further, they had four more children together: Victoria, John, Frank, and Peter. Their son, Frank died in an accident when he was only 12 years old.

John Gotti with his wife, Victoria DiGiorgio and daughter, Angel
Caption: John Gotti with his wife, Victoria DiGiorgio, and daughter, Angel (Photo: Pinterest)

In the early years of their marriage, the 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.


John Gotti left this world on 10th June 2002 at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, Springfield, Missouri, due to throat cancer. His family had a ceremony at a funeral home in Queens with 200 friends and family. After the brief ceremony, a motorcade of 75 limousines drove past Gotti’s local haunts as 200-300 onlookers watched, he was buried alongside his son Frank’s grave.

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