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List of famous mafiosos, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top mafiosos in the world? This includes the most prominent mafiosos, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable mafiosos is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic mafiosos were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned mafiosos.

List contains people like Al Capone, Louis Cafora.

From reputable, prominent, and well known mafiosos to the lesser known mafiosos of today, these are some of the best professionals in the mafioso field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous mafiosos ever?" and "What are the names of famous mafiosos?" then you're in the right place. (337 items)

Al Capone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Al Capone Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone was an American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era. His seven-year reign as crime boss ended when he was 33 years old. Born in the ...more

Henry Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Henry Hill Henry Hill, Jr. was a New York City mobster. Between 1955 and 1980, Hill was associated with the Lucchese crime family. In 1980 Hill became an FBI informant and his testimony helped secure fifty ...more

John Gotti is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
John Gotti John Joseph Gotti, Jr. was an American mobster who became the boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City. Gotti and his brothers grew up in poverty and turned to a life of crime at an ...more

Lucky Luciano is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Lucky Luciano Charles "Lucky" Luciano, was a Sicilian-born American mobster. Luciano is considered the father of modern organized crime in the United States for splitting New York City into five ...more

Louis Cafora is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos

Sammy Gravano is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Sammy Gravano Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano is a former underboss of the Gambino crime family. He is known as the man who helped bring down John Gotti, the family's boss, by agreeing to become ...more

Anthony Casso is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Anthony Casso Anthony Salvatore "Gaspipe" Casso is an Italian American mobster and former underboss of the Lucchese crime family. During his career in organized crime, Casso was regarded as a ...more

Joseph Colombo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Joseph Colombo Joseph Anthony "Joe" Colombo, Sr. was the boss of the Colombo crime family, one of the "Five Families" of the Cosa Nostra in New York.

Carlo Gambino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Carlo Gambino Carlo Gambino was an Italian-born American gangster, notable for being boss of the Gambino crime family, which is still named after him. After the 1957 Apalachin Convention he unexpectedly ...more

Joseph Bonanno is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Joseph Bonanno Joseph Charles Bonanno, Sr. was a Sicilian-born American mafioso who became the boss of the Bonanno crime family.

Vito Genovese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Vito Genovese Vito "Don Vito" Genovese was an Italian-born American mobster and crime boss who rose to power in America during the Castellammarese War to later become leader of the Genovese crime ...more

Richard Cain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Richard Cain Richard Cain, also known as Richard Scalzetti, was a notoriously corrupt Chicago police officer, made man in the Chicago Outfit, and a close associate of Mafia boss Sam Giancana. Several ...more

Jack Dragna is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Jack Dragna Jack Ignatius Dragna was an American Mafia member and Black Hander who was active in both Italy and the United States in the 20th century. He was active in bootlegging in California during the ...more

Anthony Corallo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Anthony Corallo Antonio "Tony Ducks" Corallo was a New York City mobster and boss of the Lucchese crime family. Corallo exercised a tremendous control over trucking and construction unions in New

Vincent Gigante is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Vincent Gigante Vincent Louis Gigante, also known as "Chin", was a New York Italian-American mobster in the American Mafia who was boss of the Genovese crime family from 1981 to 2005. Gigante started ...more

Frank Abbandando is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Frank Abbandando Frank Abbandando, nicknamed "The Dasher", was a New York contract killer who committed many murders as part of the infamous Murder, Inc. gang.

Carmine Galante is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Carmine Galante Carmine Galante, also known as "Lilo" and "Cigar" was a mobster and acting boss of the Bonanno crime family. Galante was rarely seen without a cigar, leading to the nickname

Paul Castellano is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Paul Castellano Costantino Paul "Big Paul" Castellano, also known as "The Howard Hughes of the Mob" and "Big Paulie", succeeded Carlo Gambino as head of the Gambino crime family, ...more

Anthony Provenzano is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Anthony Provenzano Anthony Provenzano also known as Tony Pro was a Caporegime in the Genovese crime family of New York City. Born May 7, 1917, in the Lower East Side of Manhattan to Sicilian immigrants, Rosario ...more

Salvatore Vitale is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Salvatore Vitale Salvatore "Good Looking Sal" Vitale was a New York City caterer and former underboss of the Bonanno crime family of the American Mafia before becoming a government informant.

Vincent Teresa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Vincent Teresa Vincent "Fat Vinnie" Teresa was an American mobster in the Boston branch of the Patriarca crime family who was a lieutenant of boss Raymond Patriarca. After he entered witness ...more

Vincent Palermo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Vincent Palermo Vincent "Vinny Ocean" Palermo is a former de facto boss of the New Jersey DeCavalcante crime family who eventually became a government witness. Fictional mob boss Tony Soprano is based

Primo Cassarino is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Primo Cassarino Primo Cassarino is a New York mobster who became an enforcer for Gambino crime family, and extorted money from actor Steven Seagal.

Michael DiLeonardo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Michael DiLeonardo Michael "Mikey Scars" DiLeonardo is an Italian-American New York mobster who formerly belonged to the Gambino crime family. He is now a government informant.

Angelo Bruno is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Angelo Bruno Angelo "The Gentle Don" Bruno was a Sicilian-American mobster who ran the Philadelphia crime family for two decades. Bruno gained his nickname and reputation due to his preference for ...more

Frank Costello is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Frank Costello Frank "the Prime Minister" Costello was an Italian-American gangster and crime boss. Costello rose to the top of America's underworld, controlled a vast gambling empire across the ...more

Nicodemo Scarfo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Nicodemo Scarfo Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Domenico Scarfo is a member of the American Mafia who eventually became the Boss of the Philadelphia crime family after the death of Angelo Bruno and Phil ...more

Frank Coppa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Frank Coppa Anthony Coppa Sr. is a Sicilian-American gangster in the Bonanno crime family who was a close friend of Joseph Massino and Frank Lino and made large sums of money in stock fraud schemes. In ...more

William Daddano, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
William Daddano, Sr. William Daddano, Sr., also known as "William Russo" and "Willie Potatoes," was a top enforcer and loan shark for the Chicago Outfit and a participant in some high-profile

Peter Chiodo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Peter Chiodo Peter "Fat Pete" Chiodo was a capo in the Lucchese crime family who later became a government witness. He is the nephew of Lucchese mobster Frank Signorino.

Joe Profaci is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Joe Profaci Giuseppe "Joe" Profaci was a New York La Cosa Nostra boss who was the founder of what is today known as the Colombo crime family. Established in 1928, this was the last of the Five ...more

Raymond L.S. Patriarca is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Raymond L.S. Patriarca Raymond Loreda Salvatore Patriarca, Sr. was an Italian-American mobster from Providence, Rhode Island who became the longtime boss of the Patriarca crime family, whose control extended ...more

Russell Bufalino is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Russell Bufalino Russell A. Bufalino also known as "McGee" and "The Old Man" was the boss of the Northeastern Pennsylvania crime family from 1959 to 1989. Despite being the boss of a small ...more

James Colosimo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
James Colosimo James "Big Jim" Colosimo, also known as "Diamond Jim" was an Italian-American Mafia crime boss who built a criminal empire in Chicago based on prostitution, gambling, and ...more

Sam Giancana is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Sam Giancana Salvatore "Mooney Sam" Giancana, better known as Sam Giancana, was an American mobster and mob boss of the Chicago Outfit from 1957–1966. Among his other nicknames were, ...more

Ciro Terranova is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Ciro Terranova Ciro "The Artichoke King" Terranova was a New York City gangster and one time underboss of the Morello crime family.

Tommy Lucchese is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Tommy Lucchese Thomas Lucchese was an Sicilian-born American gangster and founding member of the Mafia in the United States, an offshoot of the Cosa Nostra in Sicily. From 1951 until 1967, he was the boss of ...more

Michele Sindona is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Michele Sindona Michele Sindona was an Italian banker and convicted felon. Known in banking circles as "The Shark", Sindona was a member of Propaganda Due, a secret lodge of Italian Freemasonry, and ...more

Joe Gallo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Joe Gallo Joseph Gallo, also known as "Crazy Joe" and "Joe the Blond", was a celebrated New York City gangster for the Profaci crime family, later known as the Colombo crime family. ...more

Louis Campagna is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Louis Campagna Louis "Little New York" Campagna was a New York mobster and a high-ranking member of the Chicago Outfit for over three decades.

Joseph Pinzolo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos

Dominick Trinchera is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Dominick Trinchera Dominick "Big Trin" Trinchera was a Bonanno crime family capo who was murdered with Alphonse Indelicato and Philip Giaccone for planning the overthrow of aspiring Bonanno boss Philip

Cesare Bonventre is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Cesare Bonventre Cesare "The Tall Guy" Bonventre was a Sicilian mobster and caporegime for the New York Bonanno crime family.

Roy DeMeo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Roy DeMeo Roy Albert DeMeo was a New York mobster who was a member of the Gambino crime family. He is infamous for heading the DeMeo crew, a gang suspected by the FBI of murdering as many as 100 people ...more

Frank Nitti is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Frank Nitti Francesco Raffaele Nitto, also known as Frank "The Enforcer" Nitti, was an Italian American gangster. One of Al Capone's top henchmen, Nitti was in charge of all strong-arm and ...more

Frank Scalice is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Frank Scalice Francesco "Frank" Scalice also known as Don Ciccio and Wacky, was an Italian-American mobster active in New York City, who led the future Gambino crime family from 1930 to 1931, and ...more

Dominick Napolitano is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Dominick Napolitano Dominic Napolitano, also known as Sonny Black, was an American Mafia caporegime in the Bonanno crime family. He is well known for allowing Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Joseph D. Pistone ...more

Frank Bompensiero is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Frank Bompensiero Frank "Bomp" Bompensiero was a Mafia hitman and longtime Caporegime in the Los Angeles crime family. In 1956, with the death of boss Jack Dragna, Bompensiero was reduced to the rank of ...more

Tommy Gagliano is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Tommy Gagliano Tommaso "Tommy" Gagliano was an American mobster and boss of the Lucchese crime family, one of the "Five Families" of New York City. He served as a low-profile boss for over ...more

Frank DeCicco is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Mafiosos
Frank DeCicco Frank DeCicco also known as Frankie D and Frankie Cheech was the underboss for the Gambino crime family in New York City.