Quick Facts of John Joseph Gotti Jr.

  • Full NameJohn Joseph Gotti Jr.
  • Net Worth$30 Million
  • Date of Birth27 October, 1940
  • NicknameThe Teflon Don, The Dapper Don
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceThe Bronx, New York, the USA
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionGangster
  • Nationality Italian-American
  • Eye colour Dark Brown
  • SpouseVictoria DiGiorgio
  • Height5 feet 10 inches or 1.78 m tall
  • Weight95 kgs or 210 lbs
  • EducationFranklin K. Lane High School
  • Children5- John A. Gotti, Victoria Gotti, Angel Gotti, Frank Gotti, Peter Gotti, Jr.

John Gotti aka “The Teflon Don” and “The Dapper Don” was one of the powerful gangsters in America. He gained fame after being the leader of the Gambino Crime Family in New York City from 1986 to 1992. He gained the position by assassinating the boss Paul Castellano, and underboss, Sammy Gravano.

Gotti committed serious crimes such as murder, conspiracy, loansharking, racketeering, tax evasion, etc. Sadly on 10th June 2002, Gotti died at 61 years old due to cancer.

Parents & Family

John Gotti was born on 27th October 1940 in The Bronx, New York, the USA, as John Joseph Gotti Jr. He belonged to white ethnicity, and his nationality was Italian-American. He was the fifth child among thirteen children of John Joseph Gotti SR. and Philomena Gotti.

Gangster John Gotti
Late Gangster John Gotti
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Among twelve siblings, only four of them are identical. They are Peter Gotti, Vincent Gotti, Gene Gotti, and Richard V. Gotti. He spent his childhood under poverty in East New York, Brooklyn. Since his childhood, he was involved in street gangs. His father was also involved in gambling and sometimes worked as a daytime a day worker.

Gotti attended Franklin K. Lane High School. At school, he had several records of bullying other students and fights. However, Gotti dropped out of school at the age of sixteen.


Gotti began involving in violent activities at the age of 12. He worked as a chore boy for the local largest organized crime family, Gambino, Carmine Fatico. Similarly, at the age of 18, he started working for the Fatico gang. However, his first big crime was hijacking trucks at John F. Kennedy International Airport along with his two brothers, Gene and Ruggiero.

However, Gotti rose to fame when he assassinated the boss of the Gambino Crime Family, Paul Castellano, and his underboss, Sammy Gravano. Since then, he became one of the well-known criminals in the United States.

Wife- Victoria DiGiorgio

The 5 feet 10 inches or 1.78 m tall Gotti was married to his long-term girlfriend, Victoria DiGiorgio. Gotti and his partner in crime met for the first time at a bar in 1958. His wife is half Italian and half Russian. Gotti and Victoria dated each other for around four years and finally exchanged the vows on March 6, 1962.

John Gotti and Victoria DiGiorgio on their wedding
Late John Gotti and Victoria DiGiorgio on their wedding
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Their wedding was held in a grand ceremony. Most of their relatives and close friends were present. The husband and wife were present until the death of Gotti in 2002.


Gotti and his wife Victoria had five children. Before marriage, they shared a daughter, Angel Gotti born in 1961. After marriage, they welcomed the other four kids. They welcomed their second child, daughter Victoria Gotti on November 27, 1962.

John Gotti with huis wife and their baby
Late John Gotti with huis wife and their baby
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Similarly, their son John A. Gotti was born on February 14, 1964. Victoria gave birth to their fourth child, son Peter J. Gotti on October 18, 1967. Sadly, Peter died on March 18, 1980. Their youngest child was Frank Gotti. Unfortunately, Frank was killed in a minibike accident by a neighbor, John Favara.

Net Worth & Income

John Gotti’s net worth was around $30 Million at the time of his death. However, this was the only white money of him. As per some sources, his white annual income was $500 million, but including all the black money his income was said to be over $5 billion.

If his all income were counted as white money, then he would have been listed in place of American billionaires like Preston Bezos, Jerry Jones Jr., and others. Moreover, Gotti owned luxurious houses and branded cars, but the actual details are not available.

John Gotti Death & Funeral

Gotti died on 10th June 2002, at the federal prison hospital at Springfield, MO. Gotti was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1998. For surgery, he was sent to United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri.

A tumor was removed via operation; however, Gotti was again diagnosed with cancer after two years. He was again admitted to hospital. Gotti wasn’t able to recover and passed away at the age of 61. Gotti’s funeral took place at the non-church facility, and his body was buried next to his son, Frank.


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