Arnold Rothstein Net Worth

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Arnold Rothstein (January 17, 1882 – November 6, 1928), nicknamed "the Brain", was a Jewish-American racketeer, businessman and gambler who became a kingpin of the Jewish mob in New York. Rothstein was widely reputed to have organized corruption in professional athletics, conspiring in the fixing of the 1919 World Series.According to crime writer Leo Katcher, Rothstein "transformed organized crime from a thuggish activity by hoodlums into a big business, run like a corporation, with himself at the top." According to Rich Cohen, Rothstein was the person who first realized that Prohibition was a business opportunity, a means to enormous wealth, who "understood the truths of early century capitalism (giving people what they want) and came to dominate them." His notoriety inspired several fictional characters based on his life, portrayed in contemporary and later short stories, novels, musicals and films.Rothstein failed to pay a large debt resulting from a fixed poker game and was murdered in 1928. His illegal empire was broken up and distributed among a number of other underworld organizations and led in part to the downfall of Tammany Hall and the rise of reformer Fiorello La Guardia. Ten years after his death, his brother declared Rothstein's estate was bankrupt.

Date Of BirthJanuary 17, 1882
Place Of BirthManhattan, New York, USA
Height5' 7" (1.7 m)
ParentsAbraham and Esther Rothstein
Star SignCapricorn
1He is generally considered one of the most influential organized crime bosses in US history as he was the first to see the potential for enormous wealth from crime.
2When Prohibition became less lucrative, he started importing narcotics and gained almost total control of the drug trade.
3He was given an Orthodox Jewish funeral out of respect for his family.
4After his death, his associates Meyer Lanksy, Frank Erickson and Bugsy Siegel inherited his enterprises.
5Inspired the character of Meyer Wolfsheim in F.Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby".
6His father Abraham was a wealthy Businessman who served as chairman of the Board of New York's Beth Israel Hospital.He was famous for His Philanthropy and Honest practices.
7Had an older brother who became a Rabbi.
8Became a millionaire by the age of thirty.
9Was murdered over a 320'000 dollar gambling debt which he refused to pay.
10The character of Hyman Roth in The Godfather part II was based on him.
11As he was dying, he refused to identify his murderer, responding to Police queries with "You stick with your trade, I'll stick with mine".
12Believed to have rigged the 1919 World Series Baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds. It became known as the 'Black Sox' scandal.


In Search of History: World Series Fix! The Black Sox Scandal2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Justice: Target - Mafia1993TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

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Prohibition2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Mobsters2007TV SeriesHimself

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