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Alphonse Gabriel Capone was born in 1899, in New York. He died in 1947. He was one of nine children to Italian immigrants. He is mostly known as an American gangster Al Capone who became rich and famous during the Prohibition era, when he and his two brothers were running the criminal empire known as the Chicago Outfit, which has definitely had the biggest impact on his total net worth.

So, just how rich was Al Capone? Well, the net worth of this crime boss was projected to be over $100 million by sources, the larger part of his wealth having come from the period during the prohibition. It was estimated that by 1929, Capone’s profits from the diverse sources of his business included: over $60 million from selling illegal alcohol, about $25 million from the gambling business, over $15 million from racketeering. It was believed that Capone had over 600 gangsters to keep his business from other gangs. He lived in a mansion on South Beach’s Palm Island. The 6,100-square-foot mansion’s grandiose size and cost only affected his tax problems. However, he kept the mansion, and retired there after his discharge. It is estimated that his empire would worth around $1.3 billion nowadays.

Al Capone Net Worth $100 Million

The Capones immigrated to the United States, first by travelling from Italy to Austria-Hungary in 1893, where they took a ship and sailed to the U.S. They at last settled in the Navy Yard sector of Brooklyn, where Al spent his childhood. When he was 11, the Capone family moved to another part of Brooklyn. He attended a catholic school, but he was expelled because he hit a teacher when he was 14 years old. He first became a bouncer in organized crime grounds such as brothels. When Capone was young, he went to Chicago and became a bodyguard and jack of all trades for Johnny Torrio, who was leading, at the time, a criminal organization which illegitimately sold alcohol. This organization was the predecessor of the Outfit, which they founded together. His organization was politically secluded by the Unione Siciliana. A clash with the North Side Gang was influential in Al Capone’s ascend and descend. Namely, Torrio retired after North Side hitman nearly killed him, giving control to Capone who was the co-founder and then became the boss of the Chicago Outfit. He proceeded to have a seven year reign as the crime boss during the Prohibition era. He expanded the illegal business through even more brutal means, because his reciprocally beneficial agreement with mayor William Hale Thompson and the city’s law enforcement made him untouchable. His seven-year period of influence as a crime boss was finished when 33-year-old Capone was sentenced to spend 11 years in a federal prison, part of which he spent in the famous Alcatraz. He tried to bribe the judges and appeal, but ultimately he failed. He was already presenting signs of syphilitic dementia during his life in prison, but even more when he was released eight years later. He died of a cardiac arrest after he had a stroke. Al Capone was presented in numerous books and films ever since.

Concerning his personal life, he married Mae Josephine Coughlin in 1918, when he was just 19 years old, so his parents had to consent to the marriage in writing. She was Irish Catholic. Earlier that month, she had given birth to their son Albert.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 17, 1899, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Death date: January 25, 1947, Palm Island
Height:5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Profession:Gangster, leader of the Chicago mafia during the Prohibition era
Nationality:American
Spouse:Mae Josephine Coughlin (m. 1918–1947)
Children:Albert Francis "Sonny" Capone
Parents:Teresina Capone, Gabriel Capone
Siblings:Frank Capone, Ralph Capone, James Vincenzo Capone, Umberto Capone, Rose Capone, Matthew Capone, John Capone,
Music groups:Gangs: Junior Forty Thieves, Bowery Boys, Brooklyn Rippers, Five Points Gang
Movies:Capone has been portrayed on screen by: Al Capone (1959), Al Capone (1966), The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967), Capone (1975), The Untouchables (1987), The Revenge of Al Capone (1989), The Lost Capone (1990)
TV shows:The Untouchables, The George Raft Story (1961)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1His favored suite in Miami was used in the Only Fools and Horses.... (1981) episode Miami Twice where the episode was recorded. David Jason considered Capone a more violent Del Boy.
2Subject of the song "Al Capone" by Wesley Willis.
3The eldest on 9 children.
4Grew up in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
5Often passed off the scar on his face as a wartime wound.
6His wife Mae Coughlin was Irish-American.
7Eight of his accomplices' were charged (1943) with extortion of $2.5 million from the Cinema Technicians Union.
8One of Capone's all-time favorite tunes was George Gershwin's classic "Rhapsody in Blue".
9Brought to Chicago by Johnny Torrio to help his aunt's husband, crime boss Jim Colosimo, take out his opposition. It was rumored that Capone later assassinated Colosimo on Torrio's orders.
10Great-uncle of Dominic Capone.
11His lawyer, who testified against him in court, was named Edward O'Hare, or "Easy Eddie." Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is named for his son, Edward "Butch" O'Hare Jr. Butch O'Hare, of course, is the WWII Medal of Honor winner who saved his aircraft carrier by single-handedly shooting down seven to eight Japanese bombers.
12Spent eight months, from August 1929 to March 1930, in the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia for possession of a concealed weapon. He stopped in Philadelphia while returning to Chicago from an outing in Atlantic City and was stopped by police, who frisked him and found the weapon on him.
13His estate tried to halt the production of the hit television series The Untouchables (1959). Their final tactic was to claim that the series was unfairly profiting from the Capone name.
14More than a decade after his death, his infamy was re-established due to the Allied Artists biopic Al Capone (1959) with Rod Steiger in the title role. More importantly, however, later that same year he became a central figure in the hit television series The Untouchables (1959), where he was portrayed, on a recurring basis, by Neville Brand.
15He was the first to open free "soup kitchens" in Chicago at the beginning of the Great Depression. He also arranged to buy clothing for the needy.
16His son was nicknamed "Sonny." Mario Puzo used this as the nickname for the son of Vito Corleone in his book "The Godfather."
17During his confinement in the federal penitentiary at Atlanta, it was discovered that he was still able to run his empire from his cell, which had been converted into an apartment. He was then transferred to the new federal prison at Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, where his means of communications were virtually cut off.
18He, and some of his future associates, were members of New York's notorious Five Points Gang.
19He rose from the position of saloon bouncer to the leading crime boss of Chicago in a period of only six years.
20Well into the 1960s, The Guinness Book of World Records listed him holding the record for the highest personal income. He listed his trade as "second hand furniture dealer."
21Older brother Vince Capone, a.k.a Richard 'Two-Gun' Hart, was a policeman in Nebraska. He was involved with stopping illegal bootlegging during Prohibition, while brother Al profited from it in Chicago.
22Was released in 1939 after serving five years at Alcatraz. He attempted to regain control of organized crime in Chicago, but could not. He then retired to Florida.
23Was incarcerated at Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco.
24Was sentenced to 11 years in prison for income tax evasion.
25The distinguishing scars on Capone's face that gave him his famous nickname came from an incident in 1918 while he was working in a saloon. One night he approached a woman named Lena Galluchio and made a crude sexual advance. Her brother Frank, a well-known thief nicknamed "The Galluch", insisted that Capone apologize. Capone refused and without a word Galluchio slashed his face twice with a razor.
26One child: Albert Francis (4 December 1918 - 8 July 2004). Albert did not follow in his notorious father's footsteps, instead, he supported his wife and their four daughters with a variety of jobs, and, aside from a shoplifting conviction in 1965, was a law-abiding citizen. In 1966, he changed his name to Albert Brown; "Brown" was one of his father's many aliases. His godfather was Al's mentor, real-life godfather Johnny Torrio.


Quotes

#Quote
1A lawyer and his briefcase can steal more than ten men with guns.
2I don't even know what street Canada is on.
3It's bootleg when it's on the trucks, but whenever your host hands it to you on a silver tray, it's hospitality.
4They can't collect legal taxes from illegal money.
5You can get further with a kind word and a gun, than you can with just a kind word.
6You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun.


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Filmography

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Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Corrupt and the Dead2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Ellis Island, une histoire du rêve américain2014DocumentaryHimself
Codes and Conspiracies2014TV Series documentaryHimself
America's Book of Secrets2013TV SeriesHimself
The Diary of a Slumlord2013ShortHimself
Occupy Unmasked2012DocumentaryHimself - Mob Leader
Prohibition2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Templeton Rye: Iowa's Good Stuff2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Capone's Whiskey: The Story of Templeton Rye2011Documentary
Mobsters2009TV SeriesHimself
Eliot Ness contre Al Capone2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Little Caesar: End of Rico, Beginning of the Antihero2005Video documentary shortHimself
Bullets Over Hollywood2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005TV SeriesHimself
Biography1995-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Bîto Takeshi no akuyaku no susume!!2004
Rumrunners, Moonshiners, & Bootleggers2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Legacy of Al Capone2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
American Justice Set2000Video documentaryHimself
The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Big House1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Escape from Alcatraz: The True Stories!1997Video documentaryHimself
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed America1997TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Century of Warfare1994TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Loyalty & Betrayal: The Story of the American Mob1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Unsolved Mysteries1994TV Series documentaryHimself
The Underworld1994TV Series documentaryHimself
American Justice: Target - Mafia1993TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Murderers, Mobsters & Madmen Vol. 4: Gangsters1992Video documentaryHimself
The Magic of David Copperfield IX: The Escape from Alcatraz1987TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The Mystery of Al Capone's Vaults1986TV Special documentaryHimself
Zelig1983Himself (uncredited)
Moi, Tintin1976DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
I due Kennedy1970DocumentaryHimself
The DuPont Show of the Week1962TV SeriesHimself
The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond1960Himself (uncredited)
Project XX1956TV Series documentaryHimself - Crime Boss
Chicago Syndicate1955Al Capone (uncredited)
The Golden Twenties1950DocumentaryHimself
Call Northside 7771948Capone (uncredited)

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