John Gotti

1940 - 2002

Photo of John Gotti

Icon of person John Gotti

John Joseph Gotti Jr. (, Italian: [ˈɡɔtti]; October 27, 1940 – June 10, 2002) was an American gangster and boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Gotti has received more than 15,797,696 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). John Gotti is the 19th most popular mafioso (down from 18th in 2019), the 1,215th most popular biography from United States (down from 860th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Mafioso.

John Gotti is most famous for being the head of the Gambino crime family. He was convicted on charges of racketeering, murder, and conspiracy to commit murder.

Memorability Metrics

  • 16M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.81

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.18

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.30

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of John Gottis by language


Among mafiosos, John Gotti ranks 19 out of 52Before him are Karl Gebhardt, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Bernardo Provenzano, Tamam Shud case, Wyatt Earp, and Mark David Chapman. After him are Ned Kelly, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, Richard Kuklinski, Vito Genovese, Semion Mogilevich, and Velupillai Prabhakaran.

Most Popular Mafiosos in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1940, John Gotti ranks 80Before him are Robin Cook, Milena Dravić, Gudrun Ensslin, Lance Henriksen, Marlène Jobert, and James Brolin. After him are Joachim Frank, Astrud Gilberto, George Akerlof, Dionne Warwick, Lothar de Maizière, and Anthony Fauci. Among people deceased in 2002, John Gotti ranks 36Before him are Abu Nidal, Alexander Prokhorov, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Ne Win, Zizinho, and George Porter. After him are Max Perutz, Eduardo Chillida, René Thom, Erwin Chargaff, Xi Zhongxun, and Archer Martin.

Others Born in 1940

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2002

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, John Gotti ranks 1,215 out of 18,182Before him are E. Donnall Thomas (1920), Bruce Dern (1936), Arthur Kornberg (1918), Mike Markkula (1942), Mary Jackson (1921), and Rodney King (1965). After him are Nicholas Ray (1911), Vera Miles (1929), Will Durant (1885), Michael Moore (1954), William Randolph Hearst (1863), and Richard Donner (1930).

Among MAFIOSOS In United States

Among mafiosos born in United States, John Gotti ranks 11Before him are Jack Ruby (1911), Frank Abagnale (1948), Bernie Madoff (1938), Jeffrey Epstein (1953), Wyatt Earp (1848), and Mark David Chapman (1955). After him are Richard Kuklinski (1935), Frank Lucas (1930), Sundance Kid (1867), Iva Toguri D'Aquino (1916), Robert Hanssen (1944), and Jonathan Pollard (1954).