Paul "Big Paul" Borghese
According to the IRS the Borghese Family is without any doubt the richest of all five families.Their family fortune started with a modest olive oil trading company in 1921. Just as the other four families the foundation of their extreme wealth was built during the phohibition era where the production and sales of liquor was under total control of the five families, sharing the fortune among themselves. Meanwhile, the Borghese family have become so succesful in the food and restaurant business that they are believed to make more money legally than with their illegal activities. The Luchetti family would greatly benefit from the Borgheses leaving the business syndicate to continue as a legitimate family business but this would never happen as long as Paul Borghese is alive.
Paul Borghese is the oldest son in a family of 8 children with 5 younger brothers and 2 older sisters.Unlike the other families, all 8 brothers and sisters have a say in important decisions. Some say “Big Paul” would not even know what to do without the guidance of his wife and especially his two sisters. Growing up as a rich kid, attending private schools in Switzerland and the UK did not make Paul Borghese a sophisticated or well mannered man. He seems to be driven purely by his emotion and perhaps even more by his passion for Italian food. This food-loving family man does however have a dark side anyone can tell. Don Borgheses anger explosions are legendary. Even the mayor is said to be so afraid of him that he never eats anywhere else than in one of the 152 restaurants owned by the Borghese family.