Who is Frank Gotti Agnello?
Frank Gotti Agnello, often referred to as ‘Gentle Giant’, was born on Long Island, New York State USA, on 12 April 1990 – his zodiac sign is Aries, and he holds American nationality. He’s a TV personality, but probably known best for being the grandson of the late John Joseph Gotti Jr., an American former mafia boss who was the head of the Gambino crime family.
Early life, parents and education
Frank was raised in Westbury, New York State alongside his brothers Carmine and John, by their mother Victoria Gotti (John Gotti Jr.’s daughter) and their father Carmine Agnello, a mobster who worked for the Gambino crime family; Carmine was sent to jail in 2003, and Victoria divorced him for constructive abandonment – in May 2009, she received their $3.2 million worth mansion as a divorce settlement.
Frank hasn’t revealed a lot about his early life, but it’s widely believed that he grew up staying away from problems, avoiding his family’s illegal activities, being interested in playing video games. He was very close to his brothers – after having starred in a show about their family, the three boys were nicknamed ‘Hottie Gottis’. Frank was overweight during his early teen years, but lost 80lbs (35kgs) by the time he turned 15.
He matriculated from a private high school in 2008, and then didn’t attend college, although apparently expressing his desire to study business management.
In 2004 and 2005, Frank starred in the reality show “Growing Up Gotti” alongside his brothers and their mother, which follows their lives – the series was nominated for three Teen Choice Awards. Frank was then featured in the TV special “The Teen Choice Awards 2005”, and the same year saw him appear in the film “VH1 Big in 05”.
He’s also a bit of an author, as he published his book “The Gotti Diet” in 2005, which tells the story of how he managed to lose weight, as well as how he was bullied by his peers and his brothers.
In 2006 aged 16, Frank was stopped by a police officer after he had driven through a stop sign, and the officer found OxyContin and morphine pills on Frank, as well as marijuana.
He’s today running Gotti Tans, his own tanning business in Huntington, New York State, while Frank and his brothers are also the owners of a car parts shop, which was raided by the police in 2016.
Love life and girlfriend
Frank hasn’t spoken of any women whom he has perhaps been with, which is mostly why there are various rumors circulating the internet, concerning both his sexual orientation and his current relationship status.
Some of Frank’s fans believe him to be gay, claiming that this is the reason behind him not talking about the women whom he has dated, while he apparently hasn’t been seen spending time in public with any girl who could perhaps be his girlfriend; Frank hasn’t addressed these rumors.
There are also those who believe that he’s today either dating a non-celebrity American woman or is married to one, but Frank hasn’t commented on this either.
As of February 2022, he seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Frank is a huge fan of fast cars, with Mercedes being his favorite brand.
He’s quite active on Instagram, and is today followed by close to 50,000 people, while he has uploaded more than 400 pictures onto the network, most of which have been taken during his everyday life.
Frank is a dog-lover, and his two pet dogs can be seen featured in some of his Instagram pictures.
He’s into travelling, and has been all around the US for both work and pleasure, while he’s also vacationed in Europe on a number of occasions; his dream travel destination is Las Vegas, Nevada.
Frank enjoys watching movies in his spare time – his favorite actor and actress are Al Pacino and Helena Bonham Carter, while a couple of his favorite movies include “Scarface”, the trilogy “The Godfather” and “Fight Club”.
Age, height and net worth
Frank’s age is 31. He has short black hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft (1.8m) and he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs).
As of February 2022, his net worth has been estimated at more than $1 million, while his grandfather John’s net worth, at the time of his death in 2002, was estimated at more than $30 million.
Who was his grandfather John Gotti?
John Joseph Gotti Jr. was born in New York City, USA, on 27 October 1940 – his zodiac sign was Scorpio, he held American nationality and was of Italian descent. He plotted and succeeded in murdering the Gambino family boss Paul Castellano in December 1985, and then became head of the crime family.
John was raised in The Bronx, New York City alongside his 10 siblings, by their father John Joseph Gotti Sr. and their mother Philomena ‘Fannie’ DeCarlo; John and four of his brothers later became members of the Gambino crime family. He was dissatisfied with his father, because he was unable to provide for his family, apparently one of the reasons why John turned to crime; he studied at Franklin K. Lane High School, but dropped out aged 16.
He was just 12 when he joined his first street gang, and 18 when he met his future wife Victoria DiGiorgio at a bar; the two married on 6 March 1962, and Victoria subsequently gave birth to their five children: Angela, Victoria (Frank’s mother), John Jr., Frank and Peter.
He was 28 when he was arrested for stealing $50,000 worth of cigarettes for the Gambino family, and was sentenced to three years at Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary. In 1972, he was made ‘capo’ of the Bergin crew, and in 1973 killed James McBratney, a mobster who had kidnapped and murdered Carlo Gambino’s nephew Emanuel Gambino; there were several eyewitnesses who recognized John, and he was sentenced to spend four years behind bars.
Following the death of the Gambino family’s boss Carlo on 15 October 1976, Constantino Paul Castellano was chosen as his successor.
On 18 March 1980, John’s son Frank was accidentally killed by his neighbor John Favara; Favara was kidnapped and disappeared on 28 July 1980.
John soon became angry with Castellano, believing that he was too isolated and greedy to successfully run the family, and so paid assassins who killed the boss and the underboss on 16 December 1985; on 15 January 1986, John was chosen as the new boss. The Gambino family had become the most powerful mafia family in the US, making more than $500 million a year.
John was arrested on 11 December 1990, after listening devices had been placed around his home, and was charged with five murders, illegal gambling and loansharking, amongst other crimes; he was found guilty on all accounts, and was sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
He was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1998, and died on 10 June 2002, aged 61.