Early Years

Sammy The Bull Gravano was born Salvatore Gravano on March 12, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York, the youngest of three children to Sicilian parents Giorlando "Gerry" and Caterina "Kay" Gravano. Gravano suffered from dyslexia and was bullied as a child and in school. He joined the Rampers, a well-known street gang, when he was 13 years old. He began by tracking down a gang of thieves who had stolen his bicycle, taking on a few of them at a time while Made men stood nearby in a cafe. He got his bike back, and one of the men commented on how he "fought like a bull," earning him the infamous moniker. He was drafted into the Army in 1964. He worked as a mess hall cook at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, finally rising to the rank of corporal. Gravano received an honorable discharge after serving for two years.

Private Life

Gravano married Debra Scitbetta in 1971, and she later became actively involved (and was later indicted) in his drug ring crimes. Gravano was later ordered to arrange the murder of his brother-in-law Nicholas Scibetta. In 1996, the couple divorced. Debra and Sammy had two children. Karen Gravano, their daughter, appeared on the VH1 show "Mob Wives" in 2011. In 2013, she published "Mob Daughter: The Mafia, Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano, and Me." In 2002, he was diagnosed with Grave's disease, a thyroid disorder that causes fatigue, weight gain, and hair loss.

What Is Sammy The Bull Gravano's Net Worth?

The Bull, Sammy Gravano is a wealthy Italian-American criminal with a fortune of $500 thousand. Gravano was only a teenager when the mafia spotted him. Former underboss of the New York City-based Gambino crime family, he became known as the man who assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation in bringing down John Gotti, the notorious family boss. He accomplished this by testifying before the government.


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