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Michael Franzese

Michael Franzese

Keynote Speaker: Former Mob Boss & Mafia Leader; Born-Again Christian

Michael Franzese Biography

Michael Franzese grew up as the son of the notorious Underboss of New York’s violent and feared Colombo crime family. At his most affluent, Franzese was generating an estimated $5 to $8 million per week from legal and illegal businesses and in 1986, was named one of the biggest money earners the mob had seen since Al Capone, by Vanity Fair. At the age of 35, Fortune Magazine listed him as number 18 on it’s list of the “Fifty Most Wealthy and Powerful Mafia Bosses,” just five behind John Gotti.

All that was to change when Franzese met a beautiful dancer from California named Camille Garcia who’s beauty and faith would turn his world upside down causing Franzese to do the unthinkable – walk away from the mob. Nobody of his rank had ever just walked away – and lived. Until now.

This former “Prince of the Mafia” is now a man on a mission determined to use the compelling experiences of his former life for the benefit of others seeking redemption and forgiveness and continues to bring record attendance to events all over the country.

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Michael Franzese Videos

Michael Franzese - My Life In The Mob To Now
Michael Franzese on Mob Boss Joe Colombo Getting Shot Next to Him
Meet Michael Franzese at the Vault Conference - YouTube

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What topics does Michael Franzese speak about?

Michael Franzese is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Faith & Religion, Family & Parenting, Relationships, Authors, Civil Rights, Adventure, Extreme Sports, Olympic Sports, Football, Finance and Leadership.

Where does Michael Franzese travel from?

Michael Franzese generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Michael Franzese is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Faith & Religion, Family & Parenting and Relationships. The estimated speaking fee range to book Michael Franzese for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Michael Franzese generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Darryl Strawberry, Shawn Harper and Dr. Gary Chapman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michael Franzese for an upcoming event.

Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 02/07/2024.

Michael Franzese Videos

Michael Franzese - My Life In The Mob To Now
Michael Franzese on Mob Boss Joe Colombo Getting Shot Next to Him
Meet Michael Franzese at the Vault Conference - YouTube
Highest Paid Mafia Boss Tells the TRUTH About the Life - YouTube
Under Construction: Guest Speaker Michael Franzese - YouTube

Michael Franzese Reviews

  • YPO - Long Island - May 09 2024

  • Michael was very gracious! He went about 15 minutes over but the folks loved it so that was nice to hear. No one seemed to mind which was a blessing.
    Chino Valley Prayer Breakfast Association - Mar 05 2024

  • Great experience all around! No complaints!
    The Institute of Internal Auditors - Feb 11 2020

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