Sammy Gravano Net Worth
Sammy The Bull Gravano Net Worth: Sammy The Bull Gravano is an Italian-American criminal who has a net worth of $2 million. A former under boss of the New York City-based Gambino crime family, he became known as the man who helped the Federal Bureau of Investigation to bring down John Gotti, the notorious family boss. He did that by becoming a government witness. Born Salvatore Gravano on March 12, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York, he was only a teenager when he was spotted by the mafia. Even though his father tried to dissuade him, he still opted to join organized crime at the age of 23. Initially he drifted into the Cosa Nostra (the Colombo crime family), and then he went to work for the Brooklyn fraction of the Gambino family. He played one of the key roles in the conspiracy to execute the head of the Gambino family, Paul Castellano. For his role in the killing of Paul Castellano, John Gotti promoted Gravano as an underboss. He held onto the position up to the moment he was called as a government witness against his former boss. Thus, Gravano was the highest ranked member of organized crime in NYC to break his oath and cooperate with the prosecution. Afterwards, many other mafia members decided to ally with the government. In 1994, Gravano was released from prison and took part of the US Witness program. However, he couldn't live by the rules imposed by the program, so he left the program in 1995. In 1997, together with author Peter Mass, he wrote the book "Underboss". Because of the book, many family members filled a multimillion lawsuit. During the late 90's Gravano re-engaged in various criminal activities, for which he was arrested and charged with drug distribution. Sammy The Bull Gravano is currently imprisoned in an Arizona prison.