Born Salvatore Lucania, a poor street urchin in Sicily, Charles "Lucky" Luciano is considered the most successful gangster of all time and did more to change the business of organized crime than any other man. In the 1930s Luciano wiped out the old, traditional Sicilian mafia and began a national, American crime syndicate made up of hundreds of ethnic gangs. Under his guidance, the mafia began to operate much like an international business and his acumen and organization are largely credited for allowing the mafia to rule over the American crime for half a century.
One of the most successful white collar criminals in American History, "Scarface", as he was known, ruled Chicago in the 1920s and 30s thanks in part to his complete control over the illegal alcohol market. Best known for his giant ego and lavish lifestyle, Capone was famous for flaunting his ill gotten wealth in the face of local law enforcement and maintained a public persona as a wealthy, philanthropic businessman.
Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was a Colombian drug lord and leader of one of the most powerful criminal organizations ever assembled. During the height of his power in the 1980’s, he controlled a vast empire of drugs and murder that covered the globe. He made billions of dollars, ordered the murder of hundreds if not thousands of people, and ruled over a personal empire of mansions, airplanes, a private zoo and even his own army of soldiers and hardened criminals.
Born Majer Suchowlinski on July 4, 1902 in Grodno, Poland, Lanksy formed the Five Points Gang in the 20s with Bugsy Seigel and Lucky Luciano. Lansky is considered one of the sharpest minds in organized crime, earning over an estimated 400 million for the mafia throughout his career. Despite his huge influence Lansky never wanted to be a Boss, preferring to maintain a low profile to avoid attention.
Boss of the Chicago "Outfit" for over 50 years. Started as Al Capone's bodyguard. Never spent 1 day in jail ever in his life. The "Genuine" Godfather. #1 gangster of all time for many reasons.
She was the baddest ***** to ever walk the planet! Period! She should be #1 on this list because we all no that no females tell men what to do, and if u no ur history then u no she was PABLO's boss!! Medien cartel was the biggest and best cartel on the planet! She would have you cuff her 5000 keys of coke then kill you because she didn't wana pay u back!. What ganster have u ever known to kill 3 husbands, outlive all her sons (I no u heard of the corleone's) rob 3 cartels and still live to tell about it! She tops all of these wise guys.. and also you HAVE to stick rayful edmunds in the top 10! Dude had the most prestige court trial ever!! No1 wantd their faces seen. Pepl were killin hundreds of pepl for ray wile he was in jail. Dude sold over 2000 keys from prison..( he snitched but so did about 5 pepl on this list)
Jesse James (September 5, 1847 – April 3, 1882) was an American outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer from the state of Missouri and the most famous member of the James-Younger Gang. Already a celebrity when he was alive, he became a legendary figure of the Wild West after his death. Some recent scholars place him in the context of regional insurgencies of ex-Confederates following the American Civil War rather than a manifestation of frontier lawlessness or economic justice. Jesse and his brother Frank James were Confederate guerrillas during the Civil War. They were accused of participating in atrocities committed against Union soldiers. After the war, as members of one gang or another, they robbed banks, stagecoaches, and trains. Despite popular portrayals of James as a kind of Robin Hood, robbing from the rich and giving to the poor, there is no evidence that he and his gang used their robbery gains for anyone but themselves. The James brothers were most active with their gang from about 1866 until 1876, when their attempted robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota, resulted in the capture or deaths of several members. They continued in crime for several years, recruiting new members, but were under increasing pressure from law enforcement. On April 3, 1882, Jesse James was killed by Robert Ford, who was a member of the gang living in the James house and who was hoping to collect a state reward on James' head.
he made more money got away with more killings then anyone of these guys n still hasnt been caught
the twins ruled London over people fearing them. they stabbed a sword into a russian man's hand and then twisted it they used a sword to carve a smile into a mans face because he called ronnie a boy not a man they shot george cornell in public and nobody said they saw the krays do it as they were too scared they stabbed jack the hat to death they served thirty years in jail EACH
The most wanted man in the world. Loera is the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel and has been named “the world’s most powerful drug trafficker.” The Sinaloa Cartel is a drug-trafficking syndicate which primarily smuggles cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana into hubs around the world. The U.S. DEA strongly believes that Joaquín Guzmán Loera has surpassed the influence of Pablo Escobar as the “godfather of the drug world.” In 2011, Forbes magazine ranked one of the most powerful person in the world. He is also named one of the richest and a billionaire many times over. To keep a low profile, El Chapo is known to hold a vast collection of hideouts and underground fortresses. He is connected with many powerful government officials, police officers, and other businessmen who protect the cartels assets. On February 19, 2012, Mexican lawmen “nearly nabbed” Guzmán Loera in a coastal mansion in Los Cabos just a day after Hillary Clinton met with foreign ministers in the same peninsula. In May 2012, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that it would apply sanctions against Guzman’s sons under the Kingpin Act, which prohibits people in the U.S. from conducting businesses with them.
Born Benjamin Hymen Siegel, he was a Jewish American gangster who hated the nickname "Bugsy". Finding success in the gambling racket with follow mobsters Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano, Siegel is best known for establishing a gambling empire in what was once the barren deserts of Las Vegas.
Irish American mobster and associate of the Luchese family.organized the lufthansa hiest were over 5 million u.s dollars were stolen.
Demetrius Flenory (born around 1968), better known in many Atlanta circles as Big Meech, is an American convicted drug trafficker, one of the two founding leaders of the Black Mafia Family drug trafficking organization. At the height of his career, Flenory became the highest-earning black drug lord in US history. Meech did his thing man and at the same time he always showed love and stayed true to who he was and where he came from. Everybody ****ed and still do still **** with Meech. BMF just got to big and it came crashing down on other people's accord.
Throughout the 1990s, Johal ran the largest and most successful criminal organization in British Columbia. His criminal endeavours included the illicit narcotics trade, fraud, contract murder, money laundering, extortion and racketeering. In the mid-1990s, Johal would often be on primetime news exchanging threats with rival mobsters
The odd father, escaped justice as head of the Genovese crime family for years by feigning mental illness.
Dole Chadee (born Nankissoon Boodram) (executed June 4, 1999) was a drug lord and convicted murderer. His base of operation was in Piparo, Trinidad and Tobago. Chadee was reputed to be one of the top drug lords in the Caribbean, but was never convicted of drug-related offenses. Together with eight members of his gang, he was convicted of the January 10, 1994 murders of Deo, Rookmin, Hamilton and Monica Baboolal of Piparo. All nine were executed over a four-day period in Port of Spain. Dole Chadee's last rites were made by his Priest, The late, Pundit. Dinanath Dubay of Sangre Grande. This man went out like a real gangsta lest man ever to be hung by order of queen elizibeth II.
indian ganster and fierce gang rival to dawood ibrahim, he recently killed dawoods brothers body gaurd in an atempt to kill dawood brother. Now holding the most underworld power in india, he swears that dawood will die by his hand
RAYMOND PATRIARCA. Ran Boston USA, and East Coast almost down to New York. A perfect gent and well liked in Providence USA. Whitey Bulger was in the area, but not a Patriarca type leader or man of great respect. Whitey was an hoodlum. The Patriarca crime family, also known as the New England crime family, the Providence crime family or the Boston crime family, an Mafia crime family based in New England. In 1954, Raymond Patriarca made drastic changes in the family, the biggest being moving the family's base of operations to Providence, Rhode Island. He ran his family from the National Cigarette Service Company and Coin-O-Matic Distributors, a vending machine and pinball business on Atwells Avenue in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Providence. Patriarca was a strict and ruthless leader. He successfully ran his crime family for decades. During his reign as boss, Patriarca formed strong relationships with the New York Genovese and Colombo crime families. Raymond Patriarca died of a heart attack, aged 76, on July 11, 1984. R.I.P.
Boss off the lucchese crime family with a talent for ducking subpeanas, convicted in the commission trial and sentenced to 100 yrs.
He was a Mexican drug lord who seized control of the Juárez Cartel after assassinating his boss Rafael Aguilar Guajardo. Amado Carrillo became known as "El Señor de Los Cielos" (Lord of the Skies) because of the large fleet of jets he used to transport drugs. He was also known for laundering over US $20 million via Colombia to finance his huge fleet of planes. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration described Carrillo as the most powerful drug trafficker of his era. Carrillo was being tracked by Mexican and U.S. authorities. He is regarded as one of the wealthiest criminals in history, with an estimated net-worth of US $25 billion When Bill Gates was declared the richest man in the world with a net-worth of US $20 billion.
Was a pinnacle leader of crime in Australia for 3 decades. A true gambling man, who did a lot of hard time early and miraculously made his way to the top. The only big shot in Australia with true USA Experience from Chicago, New York and Vegas. Controlled All Illegal gambling from horse racing harness racing slot machines and gaming. A true legend passed away 20th March 1990
With his twin brother Reggie Kray Ronnie was one of the most notorious and feared gangsters that London has ever seen, It is thanks to him that the mad axeman frank Mitchell was shot in the back seat of a car, although he has always denied it,the order to kill had most certainly come from Ronnie not Reggie. Ronnie did the unthinkable, he shot George Cornell at point blank in the blind beggars pub, it was late at nigh when the trigger was pulled but many people were drinking there when it happened although they were all to afraid to talk to the police about what they had seen. Of the two Ron was much more violent than Reg was, he defeated a famous boxer, shot a man in a local pub, stuck a sword through someones hand in a public snooker club and carved a smile into a mans face with a sword, i cant go on with how much more he has done, i dont have enough room!
Jorge is the son of Cali Cartel founder, Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela. He was responsible for 90 percent of all narcotics entering the United States before his 1990 arrest. Reference: 891 Federal Reporter 2d, 1199. Jorge went to trial and refused to testify against anyone. He was initially sentenced to 25 years imprisonment. Due to legal technicalities he was released after serving 12 years. The government never found his wealth, reported to be in the billions. Young, smart, loyal and dangerous, now free living in New York, makes him one of the baddest living gangsters of our time
Britain's most feared man. A young redheaded man from Scotland but is known in England for what he has done. Not well known in the media but well known but other criminals in the underworld as he blends in with the rest of society. He was living in Sussex but due to unknown circumstances he is making his name well known in the north of the country with his torturous and murderous ways to anyone to cross him.
He made over £100,000 a week and run Glasgow for years. He would nail his victims to their walls doors and floor boards but he wasnt completely evil as he would leave their wives a claw hammer to remove them from where they had been crucified. He also held Ronnie and Reggie Kray at gun point and made them kiss eachothers arses before telling them that he is Arthur Thompson from Glasgow and that they wont be forgetting him. He also shot someone dead in Glasgow city centre inside a packed nightclub on a saturday night but no one saw or heard a thing. Arthur Thompson was by far Britains most feared Gangster.
There is no city, town or village without someone who’s carved out a name for themselves. West Midlands is no different — London used to have the Krays and Sam Dundas in there times and we in the new up coming generation have Dutch Raja - The Last Godfather. The Brutal Truth is a startling and sensational account of a world far removed from normal, everyday life - One man who stayed under the radar, however, was Norman khan popularly known as Dutch Raja, whose fearless approach to any problem that came his way quickly earned him the respect of his criminal contemporaries.
ne of the most notorious, feared, cloned, sensationalised and talked–about Australian underworld figures of the past century, Mark Brandon “Chopper” Read, has seen and done it all. Spending just 13 months on the outside between the ages of 20 and 38, Read has a long string of convictions including armed robbery, assault and kidnapping. Depending on who you believe, he has been involved in somewhere between 4 and 19 killings, largely of underworld figures, and according to Read, all on the grounds of self-defence. The Chopper story has been told, retold, Hollywood-ised, satirised for TV and stand-up, sung about, and penned by the man himself amongst his 14-odd books.
Because Dave insulted one of the all time most famous gangsters named mad Frankie Fraser. He became known as a good guy for the one reason that every street he has lived on, no one has ever robbed them while he was still there because Dave would hurt them and other criminals knew that. He was a gangster from just twelve years old when he threw a pathing slat at another kids head, he was eventually grassed up by his so called friend.
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