John Gotti Biography: Gambino Mafia Boss
Born October 27th, 1940 in the Bronx, New York, John Gotti began running with the mob very early in his youth. He then started a steady rise to the top of the Gambino crime family by joining their hijacking team. His crimes eventually escalated to murder, and after he had Gambino boss Paul Castellano killed in 1985, he took over as Mafia don. From there, he helped the Gambinos earn an estimated $500 million from crime. His time as the "Teflon Don" ended in April 1992 when he was sent to jail on multiple charges, after his underboss Sammy "The Bull" Gravano testified against him. In this video, WatchMojo.com learns more about the life of John Gotti.