Who is Victoria DiGiorgio, John Gotti’s Wife?
As the title states, Victoria is the wife of the late, infamous Italian-American mob boss, John Gotti, who passed away in jail after suffering from throat cancer. Since his incarceration, Victoria has disappeared into obscurity, and so has rarely appeared in the media.
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Do you want to find out more about Victoria, from her earliest years to recent events in her life, including her romance with John Gotti, and how rich she is? If yes, then stay with us for the length of the article, as we bring you closer to John Gotti’s wife.
1958, John was in a local bar where he met Victoria DiGiorgio. They were married on March 6, 1962.
Where is Victoria DiGiorgio Now?
Since her husband was incarcerated, Victoria has avoided media appearances, and once he was pronounced dead, her media obscurity reached a whole new level. One of her children launched a reality TV series “Growing up Gotti”, however, Victoria didn’t appear in any of the episodes. Nevertheless, she recently emerged in the media as a strong supporter of Hilary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election. Unfortunately, there is no information about where she lives now, though she is rather close to her children, especially John Gotti Jr.
Victoria DiGiorgio Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Victoria DiGiorgio was born on the 5th December 1942, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, and is the daughter of a Russian-Jewish mother and Italian-Russian father. She grew up in Queens and Brooklyn, and as her parents divorced when she was only two years old, Victoria went on to live with her mother. Her parents belonged to a middle-class family, and according to reports she inherited around $1 million from her mother, following her death.
Unfortunately, there is no information whether she has any siblings or not, nor about her educational background. Hopefully, this information becomes available in the near future.
Popularity Through Marriage
Victoria and John met for the first time in 1958 at a bar in New York City; a chance encounter led to a life full of problems and misery. John was stricken by Victoria at the very sight of her, which resulted in a romantic relationship. She knew perfectly well who he was and what he was doing for a living, and as a result, Victoria became a media personality. However, she has kept her details personal and cleverly avoided public attention.
The couple married on the 6th March 1962, and despite the fact that her husband was a mob boss, they lived in a modest home in Queens. They had five children together, Angel, Victoria, John A. Jr, Frank and Peter J. Gotti. However, Frank died in a road accident when he was 12 years old – he was riding his bike down the street when a drunk driver, later identified as family neighbor John Favara, ran him over and dragged him more than 200 feet, before neighbors realized what had happened and stopped the car. The other children have gone on to have their own lives, and Victoria is now an acclaimed writer and TV reality personality.
Victoria DiGiorgio Net Worth
Victoria never worked, but always supported and was supported by her husband, so benefited from her husband’s vast fortune. So, do you know how rich Victoria DiGiorgio is, as of early 2020? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Victoria’s net worth is as high as $2 million, which is rather decent, don’t you agree?
Victoria DiGiorgio Husband, John Gotti
Now that we have covered all there is to know about Victoria, let’s share some information about her late husband, the infamous mobster, John Gotti.
Born John Joseph Gotti Jr. on the 27th October 1940, in The Bronx, New York City USA, he was the son of John Joseph Gotti Sr. and Philomena. Of Italian ancestry, he shared his childhood with 12 other siblings, including brothers, Peter, Richard V., Gene, and Vincent Gotti, all of whom later became members of the Gambino crime family. John spent his childhood in poverty, and when he turned 16 years old he dropped out of school, after several years of building a name for himself as a bully in the school yard.
Becoming a Mob Boss
After he left school, John joined Fulton-Rockway Boys gang, and it was then that he struck up friendships with Angelo Ruggiero and Wilfried ‘Willie Boy’ Johnson, while already starting to run errands for Carmine Faticon, who was a capo in the Gambino family – at the time, the family was known as the Anastasia family, ruled over by Albert Anastasia. After years in and out of jail during which time the Gambino family took over, John was made the boss of the family in 1977, following the death of Carlo Gambino and Aniello Dellacroce’s naming as an underboss.
Arrest, Jail Time and Death
John ruled the Gambino family, and ran its illegal operations until the early ‘90s, when the then underboss Salvatore ‘Sammy the Bull’ Gravano gave out crucial evidence to the FBI about John’s operations, and as a result, in 1992 John was convicted of five murders, racketeering, tax evasion, illegal gambling, and conspiracy to commit murder; the sentence was life in prison without parole, served at the medium security facility, Marion, located in southern Illinois. He died of throat cancer on the 10th June 2002.