Ralph Capone Biography
(Al Capone's Brother)
Birthday: January 12, 1894 (Capricorn)
Born In: Italy
Ralph Capone was an American mobster, more famous as the elder brother of the notorious gangster Al Capone. He was often called Ralph ‘Bottles’ Capone, because of his legitimate non-alcoholic beverage and bottling business (not because of his involvement in the gang’s bootlegging operations). Born in Italy, he later migrated with his family to the USA. He grew up in Downtown Brooklyn, New York, and did small legitimate jobs to contribute towards family income. After the death of his father, Ralph joined his two younger brothers in Chicago and looked after the gambling dens of the ‘Outfit’ in Cicero. When the mob started bottling plants during the Prohibition, Ralph was put in charge and he made profit for the gang. He was charged with tax evasion and had to serve a prison sentence for 3 years. He was named as ‘Public Enemy #three’ by the ‘Chicago Crime Committee.’ Ralph invested in various businesses such as hotel, bottling plants, cigarette vending, etc. He married thrice and had a son, Ralph Jr., who committed suicide in 1950. Ralph Sr. died of natural causes at the age of 80.