Al Capone created out of the words Original Gangster
Al Capone is America's best known gangster and the single greatest symbol of the collapse of law and order in the United States during the 1920s Prohibition era. Capone had a leading role in the illegal activities that lent Chicago its reputation as a lawless city.
At the time of Capone’s arrest, the U.S. Government stated that he was worth about 100 million dollars. You can only imagine what that would be worth today. Not bad for a life long criminal.
Capone’s infamy also grew upon his release and imprisonment. After all the murders and crimes, Al Capone’s criminal empire was brought down on a tax evasion conviction. It really is unbelievable. Capone went on to become the most famous inmate of the world’s most famous jail, Alcatraz.
Al Capone was a celebrity; he was treated like a movie star without ever knowing the countless movies that would be made about his life for the rest of time. Al Capone was the real deal, he was The Original Gangster.