Michael Franzese is a former New York mobster and caporegime of the Colombo crime family. His life has been full of ups and downs. From being named the “Fifty Most Wealthy and Powerful Mafia Bosses” to being sentenced to more than a decade in prison, he has been through almost every good and bad times.
Here, we explore in detail the supposedly unusual and exciting life of now a motivational speaker and writer, Michael Franzese.
Bio — Age, Birthday, Height
Michael Franzese grew up celebrating his birthday every year on the 27th of May. Based on the fact, one can say his zodiac sign is Gemini.
Further, born in the year 1951, the Brooklyn, New York native turned 69-years-old in 2020.
Concerning height, Michael Franzese stood beyond 5 feet 10 inches in stature.
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Michael Franzese Wiki — Dad, Mom, Siblings
Michael Franzese was born to infamous Colombo underboss John (Sonny) Franzese and his second wife Cristina Capobianco. Circumstances as such made him grow up in the world of mafia and crime.
In February of 2020, Michael’s father passed away at the age of 103. John had stayed active in the mafia entirely into his nineties. And, at the age of 94, he was sentenced to prison on extortion charges. Later, after almost eight years, as he turned 100, John was released from prison in Massachusetts.
Initially, Michael’s father had disowned him from the family after Michael left the mafia. But then, at some point, the father-son had settled their differences.
In the family, Michael also had two siblings, John Franzese Jr., and Lorraine Franzese.
Social Media Reach: IG, Twitter, FB, YouTube
Michael Franzese actively kept up with all of Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. He joined Twitter back in 2009 and had 35.1thousand followers on it (until the 23rd of July 2020).
Further, on Instagram and Facebook, he entertained more than 32.1 thousand and 21.67 thousand followers, respectively. Not to mention on YouTube he well built 30.4 thousand subscribers.
Often on his website and social media posts, he made sure his followers knew of his support for the Republican establishment and Donald Trump, who once had mob connection of his own.
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Michael Franzese Net Worth, Movie & Book, Young
Circa 1969, Michael Franzese began his higher education in pre-med at Hofstra University. Then, unfortunately, the same year, his father was sentenced to prison. As a result, Michael had to drop out of school to help his family, financially.
Young Michael was taken under the wing of Joe Colombo, the boss of the crime family. Moving on to the path, Michael became an official member of the mob in 1975.
Who had thought, years later the same man would get to portray his real-life events on the global platform of Netflix. Michael starred on Fear City: New York vs The Mafia, the American true-crime docuseries about New York City’s five mafia families. The show premiered on the 22nd of July 2020.
Although this is certainly not the only time Michael has been in the spotlight. Before this, he already worked as a producer in several mafia movies and documentary series.
Plus, for the past twenty-five years, Michael has been lecturing at conferences, prisons, churches, universities, and events. While as an author, he wrote six books, including an autobiography. Not to mention, he hosted the first-ever mob musical entitled A Mob Story in Las Vegas in 2018.
Meantime, Michael Franzese’s net worth, after witnessing decades of risings and falls, rests to $1 million (according to celebritynetworth.com).
Michael Franzese Wife, Kids, Married
At the time of this writing, Michael Franzese was married to Camille (Cammy) Franzese, his second wife. After they got married in 1984, they had stayed together.
From what it seemed, Camille mostly chose to live away from the spotlight, raising three kids her three kids, Julia, Amanda, and Miquelle, with Michael.
The pair appeared to have raised their children well off. The eldest of all, Julia Marie Franzese, with 15.7 thousand followers on Instagram, is an actress.
She appeared in the 2011’s and 2016’s movie, the musical Dance Angels, and My B.F.F., respectively.
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Last modified: July 23, 2020