Net Worth: $600 Million
- Source of Wealth Gambling, National Crime Syndicate
- Age Deceased at 80 years old on 1983-01-15
- Birth Place Grodno, Russian Empire (Belarus)
- Marital Status Married (Teddy)
- Full Name Meyer Suchowljansky
- Nationality United States
- Date of Birth July 4, 1902
- Ethnicity Jewish
- Occupation Businessman
- Children 3 (Sandra Lansky Lombardo, Buddy Lansky, Paul Lansky )
About Meyer Lansky
Nicknamed as the “Mob’s Accountant”, Meyer Lansky earned a great deal of notoriety for being one of the pillars of “National Crime Syndicate” in the US. He co-founded the organized crime group with Charles “Lucky” Luciano. From then on, he was considered as one of the most powerful figures in the US. As of 2012, Lansky’s net worth is estimated to be around $600 million.
While still alive, Lansky oversaw a gambling empire that operated in Saratoga, Miami, New York, Iowa, Cuba and Las Vegas. He was also reported to have some sort of influence over the Italian Mafia and he plays a crucial role in the consolidation of underworld criminals.
When his prime years ended, Meyer Lansky opted to maintain a low-profile in Miami Beach. He was often seen walking his dog and he is dressed like an average grandfather. Nonetheless, he continued meeting his associate in crowded places like malls.
In January 1983, Meyer Lansky died due to lung cancer. Papers say that he cost almost next to nothing at the time of his death but the FBI suspected that he left around $300 million on his hidden bank accounts. But of course, their suspicion was never proven. Meyer Lansky was survived by his wife Teddy and their three children named Buddy, Paul and Sandra.