Old Al


In 1924, Al Capone was 25 years old. In today's money, Capone had a gross income of $1.27 billion and paid his workers $3,000 a week. Capone's suits cost $60,300, and he spent $603 million on police bribes. Al Capone ruled over 20 brothels, 150 "gambling places" and 161 speakeasies.

Source. In Today's St Louis Post Dispatch "NO Kidding" column, and from this book.

5 comments:

~Angela~ said...

Oh, that's ridiculous.

R.E.H. said...

Hmmm... this Mr. Capone character really did have more money than I do...

coopernicus said...

Ahhh...the American Dream...

satire and theology said...

A good thing he is gone.

I drove by his old house in Atlanta on a tour.

anton said...
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