|Celebrated Name:||Michael Franzese|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Michael Franzese|
|Age:||69 years old|
|Birth Date:||May 27, 1951|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, U. S.|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Camille Garcia (m. 1985)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes 7|
|Is Michael Franzese Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Former mobster, motivational speaker|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$1 million|
|Last Updated:||December 2020|
Michael Franzese is a former mobster and caporegime of the famous crime family known as the Colombo family. He got into organized crime in 1967 after his father John Franzese was sentenced to a 50 years’ imprisonment, and Michael had to make money for his family. Michael abandoned the life of crime after becoming a born again Christian while he was serving a term in prison. He became a motivational speaker as well as a writer.
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Early Life & Biography
Franzese was born in New York City, New York, on May 27, 1951. He was the son of Combo crime family underboss John Sonny Franzese, and his mother was Christian Capobianco-Franzese. Later on, Michael moved to Long Island, and it eventually became home to most of his operations. He attained his high school education from Long Island, and later in 1961, he joined Hofstra University for a pre-med program.
He dropped out of college in 1971 in order to earn money for his family after his father was sentenced for 50 years for bank robbery. He became acquitted with his father’s friends and later was inducted as a made man in 1975. Michael became a caporegime of a crew of 300 in 1980.
Michael married his current and second wife, Camille Garcia, in 1985. The name of his first wife is not known; neither is it known if they had children. He is a father to seven children, but the names of their mothers are not known by the general public.
To be inducted into the criminal group, Michael, alongside some of his friends, took a blood oath in 1975. His friends were Jimmy Angelino, Joseph Peraino, John Minerva, Vito Guzzo, and Salvatore Miciotta, and they all except one died in the hands of other criminals. Michael was the lucky one to survive and tell the story.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 27 May 1951, Michael Franzese is 69 years old as of today’s date 1st December 2020. His height is 1.75m tall, and his weight is 81 kg.
Michael became a mobster in 1975 after the imprisonment of his father. He quickly became acquitted with his father’s associates and gradually took his role in organized crime. His first major crime was the gasoline bootlegging in 1980. This was a scheme to defraud the federal government out of taxes on gasoline, and the idea was sold to him by Salvator Lorizzo.
To implement their scheme, the pair set up 18 companies in Panama, and once one company would be suspected by the authorities of fraudulent activities, they would move to the next one and so on. Michael’s and Lorizzo’s partnership did not last for very long as the latter craved for power. Franzese organized Russian Mafia in Brooklyn, and they both became partners, and he ended up making a lot of money in selling gasoline.
By the mid-1980s, Franzese has several businesses in various fields like a car dealership, nightclubs, movie production, travel agencies, leasing companies, video stores, and auto repair shops. He partnered with Norby Walters, who was a booking agent, with the role of intimidating prospective clients as well as existing ones.
Franzese co-authored his first book called Quitting the Mob in 1992. In the book, he discussed his criminal activities, life with his father, among other personal issues. In the year 1994, Michael publicly denounced organized crime and became a motivational speaker. He has made speeches to schools, youths, and other venues over the years.
As a writer, Michael has released six books, and they are: Quitting the Mob, The Good, the Bad and the Forgiven, From Godfather to God the Father, Blood Covenant, and I’ll Make You an Offer You Can’t Refuse. In 2018 he released his most recent book, and it is titled Lived.
Awards & Achievements
Michael has been a mobster for the better years of his life, and since crime does not pay, he has nothing to show for it. However, out of his life in crime, he has authored six books and also transformed into a motivational speaker.
Net Worth & Salary of Michael Franzese in 2020
As of December 2020, The net value of Michael Franzese is $1 million. This is a big decline from when he was a mobster where he was reportedly making $8 million in a week, but things changed after his retirement from organized crime. His current wealth has come from him being a writer and a motivational speaker. He owns a home in Delray Beach, Florida.
Michael has been a New York mobster for many years before his retirement. He was once ranked among the richest Mafia Bosses, but he abandoned all that for a better and clean life. After his transformation, he became an author, and some of his books have been very successful. He is also a motivational speaker, giving hope and inspiration to many people.