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List of famous male gangsters, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male gangsters list contains the most prominent and top males known for being gangsters. There are thousand of males working as gangsters in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic gangsters have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a gangster then the people below should give you inspiration.

These people, like Salvatore Messina and Tommy Lucchese include images when available.

While this isn't a list of all male gangsters, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male gangsters?" and "Who are the best male gangsters?"
Al Capone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Gangsters
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Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone was an American who attained fame during the Prohibition era. His seven-year reign as boss ended when he was 33 years old. Born in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City to Italian immigrants, Capone was a Five Points Gang member. In his early twenties, he moved to Chicago and became bodyguard and trusted factotum for Johnny Torrio, head of a syndicate that supplied alcohol and that was politically protected through the Unione Siciliana. A conflict with the North Side Gang was instrumental in Capone's rise and fall. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 48 (1899-1947)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Machine Gun Kelly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Gangsters
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George Francis Barnes Jr., better known as "Machine Gun Kelly", was an Irish American gangster during the prohibition era. His nickname came from his favorite weapon, a Thompson submachine gun. His most infamous crime was the kidnapping of oil tycoon and businessman Charles F. Urschel in July 1933 for which he, and his gang, collected a $200,000 ransom. Their victim had collected and left considerable evidence that assisted the subsequent FBI investigation that eventually led to Kelly's arrest in Memphis, Tennessee, on September 26, 1933. His crimes also included bootlegging and armed robbery. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 54 (1900-1954)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Reginald Kray is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Gangsters
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Age: Dec. at 67 (1933-2000)

Birthplace: Hoxton, London, United Kingdom

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Dean O'Banion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Gangsters
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Charles Dean O'Banion was an Irish-American mobster who was the main rival of Johnny Torrio and Al Capone during the brutal Chicago bootlegging wars of the 1920s. The newspapers of his day made him better known as Dion O'Banion, although he never went by that first name. He led the North Side Gang until he was murdered by Frankie Yale, John Scalise and Albert Anselmi in 1924. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 32 (1892-1924)

Birthplace: Maroa, Illinois, United States of America

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