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Who is Matteo Messina Denaro? Bio, Age, Wife, Net Worth 2023, Daughter

Who is Matteo Messina Denaro? Bio, Age, Wife, Net Worth 2023, Daughter

Facts of Matteo Denaro

Full Name:Matteo Denaro
Birth Date:April 26, 1962
Age:62 years
Break UpFranca Alagna and Maria Mesi
Net Worth$2.5 Billion
Birth PlaceCastelvetrano, Sicily
FatherFrancesco Messina Denaro
MotherLorenza Messina Denaro
SiblingsPatrizia Messina Denaro, Salvatore Messina Denaro, Giovanna Messina Denaro, Rosalia Messina Denaro, and Bice Maria Messina Denaro. 
Kids Lorenza Alagna
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Matteo Messina Denaro is an Italian criminal who became popular after getting arrested on January 13, 2023.

Where is Matteo Messina Denaro from?

On 26 April 1962, Matteo Messina Denaro was born in Castelvetrano, Sicily, Italy. As of 2023, he is 60 years old. Every year, Matteo cuts his birthday cake on the 26th of April. His birth sign is Taurus. He was born as the son of Francesco Messina Denaro (father) and Lorenza Messina Denaro (mother).

Caption: Matteo Messina Denaro’s childhood picture (Source: The Sun)

His father was the capo mandamento of Castelvetrano and the head of the Mafia Commission of the Trapani region by profession. His siblings are also criminals and their names are Patrizia Messina Denaro, Salvatore Messina Denaro, Giovanna Messina Denaro, Rosalia Messina Denaro, and Bice Maria Messina Denaro. 

By nationality, Matteo has Italian citizenship and she belongs to a mixed ethnicity. Moreover, Matteo practices the Christianity religion.

Does Matteo Messina Denaro have a Wife?

Matteo wasn’t married in his lifetime. He was popular as a playboy and has been involved with multiple women but never tie the knot with any of them. Matteo was in a relationship with Maria Mesi. Maria Mesi used to supply him with video games when he was hiding.

They even traveled to Greece together on holiday and Denaro used a fake name while traveling. In 2000, she was arrested in charge of concealing a fugitive after authorities found a series of notes exchanged between Mesi and Denaro.

Besides this, he was also in a relationship with a woman named Franca Alagna.

Who is Matteo Messina Denaro’s Baby Mamma?

Yes, Matteo has a child. He is the father of a daughter named Lorenza Alagna. Lorenza was born in 1996 and is living with her maternal grandparents. Matteo welcomed Lorenza with Franca Alagna.

How much is Matteo Messina Denaro’s Net Worth?

As of 2023, Matteo’s net worth is $2.5 Billion. He earned this income from his career as a Criminal and Mafia Boss. As the annual salary of Mafia Boss is around $92,110 so he must be earning this range of money as his salary.

Caption: Matteo Messina Denaro spotted infront of the house with a police officer (Source: DW)

How did Matteo Messina Denaro use to look?

Messian used to look like a ruthless playboy mafioso and womanizer. He used to drive a Porsche sports car and wear a Rolex Daytona watch, Ray Ban sunglasses, and fancy clothes from Giorgio Armani and Versace. He even killed a Sicilian hotel owner who accused him of taking young girls to bed.

What are the items the police seized from Matteo Messina Denaro?

Police seized construction companies, villas, shops, and vehicles worth some €550 million in January 2010. They also seized the €700 million in assets taken from supermarket magnate Giuseppe Grigoli at the end of 2008. In November 2009 police took €200 million from construction tycoon Francesco Pecora. Messina’s property worth €1.4 billion was seized in total.

When was Matteo Messina Denaro arrested?

On January 16, 2023, Matteo was arrested. He was arrested in a private clinic in Sicily’s capital, Palermo after 30 years on the run. Matteo was receiving treatment for cancer under a fake name and around 100 members of the armed forces were present during his arrest.

Career Line of Matteo Messina Denaro

  • Matteo is a criminal and Mafia Boss by profession.
  • After the death of his father, he became the Mafia Boss.
  • He became capo mandamento of the area including Castelvetrano and the neighboring cities in November 1998.
Caption: Matteo Messina Denaro spotted with police officer (Source: The New York Times)
  • Messina even took over the leadership of the Mafia in the province of Trapani in 2001.
  • He also played a vital role in bomb attacks in Capaci and Via D’Amelio that killed prosecutors Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino.

FAQs of Matteo Messina Denaro

Is Matteo Messina Denaro an extramarital kid?

Yes, Matteo is born as a result of extramarital life. It is a very unusual cultural tradition in the life of the Mafia family. But, it didn’t matter to him whether he is a legal or illegitimate kid.

Is Matteo Messina Denaro still alive?

Yes, Matteo is still alive. He is found alive while treating cancer in a private clinic in Sicily’s capital, Palermo. On 16 January 2023, Italian police found him in healthy condition.

What crime does Matteo Messina Denaro did?

Matteo did order dozens of Mafia-related murders. He was also involved in the murder of anti-Mafia prosecutors Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino.

Where was Matteo Messina Denaro hiding?

Matteo was hiding at a farmhouse near his hometown of Castelvetrano in May 2011. But, the police failed to capture him despite the involvement of hundreds of officers, and his DNA was even found at the site.

Is there a movie about Matteo Messina Denaro’s life?

Yes, there is a movie about Matteo’s life. On MHZ Choice, his docu-drama is streaming online. He was a popular Mafia Boss who became successful in hiding from the police for 30 years.