John Alite Net Worth 2023 – Salary, Income, Wife

John Alite Net Worth 

John Alite has an estimated net worth of $3 million. John Alite was an associate of the Gambino family and John A. Gotti in the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s. Later in life, Alite publicly denounced the life of organized crime and became a motivational speaker, podcaster and book author. Today, he earns most of his income from speaking fees and royalties for his books.

John Alitee was convicted on multiple counts of conspiracy to commit murder and racketeering and received a 10-year prison sentence in 2011. However, because he agreed to testify as a government witness against the crime family and John A. “Junior” Gotti, he was sentenced to five years of supervised release in 2012. 

In 2016, John Alite played the role in the movie The Perfect Gangster. He has also starred in the film Mr. Undercover Books.

To calculate the net worth of John Alite, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: John Alite
Net Worth: $3 Million
Monthly Salary: $40 Thousand
Annual Income: $1 Million
Source of Wealth: Motivational Speaker, Author

Early Life

In court, he testified that he was introduced to organized crime by an uncle who took him to a gambling den in The Bronx, accompanied by a made man from the Gambino crime family.

Alite grew up in Woodhaven, Queens, and attended the University of Tampa on a baseball scholarship, where he played on the Spartans’ team for one semester before leaving due to an injury.

On February 14, 1989, he married Carol in Hawaii. John Gotti Jr. was a witness at his wedding. Several years later, he divorced Carol. They have two children, a son named Jimmy and a daughter named Chelsea. Alite is also the father of two children by a common-law wife.

Carol testified in court in 2009 that her ex-husband John owed her more than $30,000 in child support. This would turn out to be false.

Working for Gotti

According to federal prosecutors, Alite and Gotti met in their teens and began engaging in criminal enterprises. Alite testified that he and Gotti ran a cocaine trafficking ring in Queens’ Forest Hills and collected a tax from other dealers.

Alite claims that by the 1990s, the ring was earning $1 million per month. Gotti served as best man at Alite’s wedding in Queens on February 14, 1988. The date was chosen not because it was Valentine’s Day, but as a mark of respect for Gotti’s birthday.

Alite claims that his relationship with Gotti and the Gambino family deteriorated in 1994 when he confronted an associate, Carmine Agnello. Alite claims he was having an affair with Agnello’s wife Victoria Gotti and became enraged when he thought Agnello was beating her.

Victoria Gotti denied having an affair. Following a tense reconciliation meeting with Gotti, Alite was given permission by the family to relocate to Tampa, FL, where he had a stake in a valet business run by a friend, Ronnie “One Arm” Trucchio, and ran a crew for the Gambino family.

Soon after, Alite and Trucchio joined a valet company in Tampa, FL., which parked cars at local businesses. Authorities claim Alite used his alleged mob connections to threaten and intimidate others in the Tampa valet industry. According to prosecutors and Alite, he also arranged for the purchase of Mirage, a Tampa nightclub.

Alite was arrested in 1995 for illegally possessing a firearm in violation of a parole agreement and served three years in prison. Following his release, Alite was sentenced to three months in prison for acting as a go-between for corrupt prison guard Troy Kemmerer, who was smuggled sperm donation kits into and out of Allenwood Federal Prison for inmate Antonino Parlavecchio, who was attempting to impregnate his wife Maria.

According to the Brazilian Federal Police, after receiving federal racketeering indictments for his group’s activities in the Tampa area, Alite fled to Rio de Janeiro in January 2004 and lived and worked in the Copacabana neighborhood. He lived there for ten months before being arrested. He spent two years in prison in Brazil fighting extradition before being handed over to federal authorities in Tampa, Florida, for trial in 2006.

Government Informant

Alite secretly pleaded guilty in January 2008 to two murders, four murder conspiracies, at least eight shootings and two attempted shootings, as well as armed home invasions and armed robberies in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida, despite confessing to killing up to 15 people and shooting approximately 37.

The charges carry a maximum penalty of life in prison. Alite agreed to testify in the trial of Gambino family enforcer Charles “Charlie Canig” Carneglia, who was found guilty of four murders and sentenced to life in prison.

Following Carneglia’s successful trial, federal prosecutors called him as a witness in Gotti’s failed racketeering trial. Prosecutors claimed Gotti ordered the murders of George Grosso and Bruce Gotterup, both members of the drug ring he and Alite ran in Queens.

The jury sent word that they were deadlocked after 11 days of deliberation, and Judge P. Kevin Castel declared a mistrial. Jurors were interviewed after the trial and stated that they did not trust prosecution witnesses, particularly Alite.

Alite was sentenced to ten years in prison on April 26, 2011. He was released in 2013 after serving six years since his extradition. When asked about his decision to cooperate and testify, he is known for saying, “Those who know me know why I did what I did, and those who don’t should mind their own business.”

Motivational Speaking, Books, Podcast

Later, Alite became a motivational speaker for young people on avoiding crime. He addresses topics about anti-bullying, at-risk youth, and domestic violence, according to his official website.

He has co-authored four books: Gotti’s Rules (2015), Darkest Hour (2018), Prison Rules (2019), and Mafia International (2021).

In July 2020, he appeared in the Netflix series Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia, a Netflix docu-series. On March 25, 2020, he launched his own podcast titled Mafia Truths with John Alite. In September 2021, Alite was the subject of an episode of National Geographic’s Locked Up Abroad.


In 2017, John Alite was named in a lawsuit for defamation of character and libel/slander after accusing a New York City Radio Show host of being “molested by his mother chained in the basement, and attempting to rob and have forcible sexual relations with an 18-year-old girl” on social media.

Alite escalated his harassment by contacting the family members of said “radio show host” in an attempt to quell any negative press he was receiving as a result of his treatment of said radio show host on social media.

Also in 2017, an article published on the True Crime Blog claimed that John Alite was surrounded by former Mafia members and associates such as Steve Sergio, Jimmy Cap AKA Sean Richard, Jimmy Calandra, Patsy Andriano, and Richio Olivieri, all of whom were opposed to his parole.

Several letters were written to his parole judges for his behavior while on supervised probation, adding to the evidence of his parole violations.

In 2017, John Alite was released from supervised parole.

Personal Life & Wife

John Alite married Carol Alite in Hawaii in 1989, and his childhood friend John A. Gotti Jr. aka Junior served as best man at the wedding. Their marriage fell apart, and he later admitted to regularly cheating on Carol when he testified at Junior’s racketeering trial in 2009.

Before they divorced, John and Carol had two children together, a son named Jimmy and a daughter named Chelsea. Carol also testified at Junior’s 2009 trial, claiming that her ex-husband was behind on $30,000 in child support payments.

His second wife is Claudia DiPippa, the sister of one of Gambino’s associates. The couple also reportedly have two children together.

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