From HBO The sopranos he follows members of a mafia family, so it is natural that there are very rich people. Some characters, especially those near the top, are incredibly wealthy and live extravagant lives in massive mansions with fancy cars. Some characters, those at the bottom of the “corporate” scale, the elderly, and the underperforming, live a more humble lifestyle.
It’s fascinating to see how each character lives and often speaks to their personality. Each character’s financial situation plays a large role in their characterization, and money is often used as a thematic and narrative device.
10 Junior Soprano
Despite being quite high in the ranks, Junior Soprano was never rich. Either that, or he hid it and never flaunted his wealth. Junior lives very modestly for much of the series. Her house is a typical inner-city dwelling: small, modest, and trapped in a different time period.
He also drives a simple car, and his television is a small tube type, a big difference from the modern ones seen in Tony’s and even Matthew Bevilacqua’s houses. There is nothing in Junior’s life to suggest that he has large sums of cash.
9 Artie bucco
Artie Bucco is the owner of a fancy restaurant, but he doesn’t seem very rich himself. In fact, Artie’s lack of wealth turns into a small character moment in season one. After the destruction of their restaurant (at the hands of Tony and Silvio), Artie and Charmaine are forced to move into a modest house that Carmela can’t help but comment on.
It’s obvious that she doesn’t think much of her scant place, and it serves as a thematic contrast to her extravagant lifestyle.
8 Paulie Gualtieri
Paulie is successful within the mob, and while he consistently remains one of Tony’s favorite men, he has little ambition. This is hilariously summed up in his conversation with Chris. Chris asks, “Did you ever feel like nothing good was going to happen to you?” Paulie, without hesitation, responds: “Yes. And nothing happened. So what?”
Paulie does not live extravagantly, and has shown that he lives in a nice, if uncomplicated, condo. As Junior, it is very likely that Paulie does it have money. He is happy living a simple lifestyle.
7 Bobby Bacala
Bobby was high ranking in the mob, second only to Tony and Silvio. He rose through the ranks thanks to his work with Junior Soprano, having run his old loan shark business. Bobby obviously has some money.
She has a nice home and can take care of her children after Karen dies. He also owns an isolated cabin in upstate New York, and those certainly aren’t cheap.
6 Ralphie Cifaretto
Besides being one of Tony’s biggest antagonists, Ralph Cifaretto was a good earner and a respected member of the mob. While he was initially ignored for a promotion, Ralph was eventually made a Captain by a reluctant Tony following the death of Gigi Cestone.
Ralphie lives a nice life, living in a house before moving in with Rosalie Aprile. While he doesn’t live quite as extravagantly as Tony Soprano, he’s never shown to be wanting. It is a great source of income and will probably make a lot of money.
5 Silvio Dante
Unfortunately, The sopranos He didn’t explore much of Silvio’s personal life. The show never delved into his life the way it delved into other supporting characters, and Silvio was always a bit of an enigma. His house is barely shown, but the brief glimpses given to viewers are enough to talk about Silvio’s financial situation.
He lives in a very nice house and it is obvious that Silvio has a great sense of style. Silvio works as a Consigliere for much of the series, serving as Tony’s # 2. You have the wealth appropriate to your high-ranking position.
4 Richie April
Despite spending ten years in prison, Richie Aprile quickly re-established himself within the mob. Unlike Paulie, Richie is incredibly ambitious, and it’s this ambition that often gets him in trouble with Tony.
Richie immediately prepares for power and influence, primarily by selling cocaine with Junior Soprano on prearranged garbage routes. His various criminal enterprises secured him a lot of money, and one of the last scenes involving Richie sees him and Janice buying a huge mansion.
3 Christopher Moltisanti
Christopher begins the series as a poor infantryman. He often complains about his low-ranking position to his girlfriend Adriana, feeling that his work deserves more recognition. They begin the series living in a small apartment, albeit with nice leather furniture.
Chris’ work within the mob is finally recognized and he is promoted to Acting Captain (and eventually Captain before his death). That’s when Christopher moves into a much bigger house, his work has paid off (literally).
two Tony soprano
And then there is Tony Soprano. Tony is constantly shown to be incredibly wealthy, with his now iconic mansion. The house is huge and comes equipped with a large backyard and a pool. Tony finally builds himself a small home theater in the backyard, complete with a huge television and a state-of-the-art sound system.
He also eats at Vesuvio’s regularly and constantly flaunts his wealth in a somewhat arrogant way.
1 Johnny sack
If there was a richer character than Tony Soprano, it was Johnny Sack. It makes some sense, since Johnny was the acting boss of the New York-based Lupertazzi crime family. Being the leader of the New York mob is guaranteed to make good money.
This is visualized through Johnny’s huge house in New Jersey, a beautiful modern mansion that makes Tony’s house look like Uncle June’s. Of course, the good times don’t last forever, and Johnny is eventually sent to prison. That’s when Tony buys the house from Johnny and gives it to his sister Janice.
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