Jewish-American racketeer and businessman who was the kingpin of the Jewish mob at the dawn of the 20th century. He was rumored to have been involved in fixing athletics, including horse races and the 1919 World Series.
He dropped out of school when he was young and got into gambling.
He was the first person to realize the economic opportunities presented by the prohibition of alcohol in America.
His father was also a racketeer, and his older brother became a rabbi.
Lucky Luciano was one of his notable underworld contacts.