About John Gotti
John Joseph Gotti Jr., popularly known as John Gotti, was an American mobster of Italian origin and the head of Gambino crime family that was once influential in New York City. John has primarily operated in Queens and rose to prominence as the family’s greatest earner under the protégé of Aniello Dellacroce. He took over the lead in the family in the mid-1980s, after organizing a murder of Paul Castellano, a previous family Boss. By the time of his death in early 2000s, John Gotti net worth was estimated at $10 million dollars, making him one of the wealthiest mobs in America. He earned this fortune from hijacking, construction, gambling, loan sharking, extortion, selling drugs and various other criminal activities.
John was born in Bronx, in a family of Philomena and John Joseph Gotti Sr., the parents to thirteen children. His father did not have a constant job and the whole family suffered from severe deprivation. Needless to say, back in the day John Gotti net worth was just as miserable as that of his father. As John and his brothers turned into teenagers, they started blaming their John Sr.
for not being able to do one’s duty and provide for his extensive family. They felt they have to take care of their mother and sisters and the fastest, as well as the most dangerous, way to do this was getting involved in crime. Gene Gotti, John’s younger brother, was the first of brothers to be initiated into the Gambino family. Peter, John, Richard V. and Vincent followed after him.
Even before the official initiation Gotti was involved with various New York street gangs associated with Italian mafia. At the age of 14, while trying to steal a huge cement mixer from the local construction site he experienced an injury that left him with limp for the rest of his life. When the future Boss turned 16, he got kicked out of school for bullying classmates and unceasing truancy. Little by little, John Gotti net worth started to grow in the mid 1950s, when the teenager started working with a criminal gang known as Fulton-Rockaway Boys.
On behalf of this mob it has to be said that at least once in his life he tried to get away from the crime world and start leading a normal life as a law abiding citizen. That was right after John’s future wife Victoria DiGiorgio gave birth to their first daughter, Angela. Following their marriage in 1962, Gotti tried to work as presser in the coat factory and truck driver, but returned to his usual habits by 1966. John Gotti net worth growth gained momentum in the late 1960s, as he became an official member of Gambino family.