Gotti was born in Queens, New York, and is of African American and Dominican descent. He is the youngest of eight siblings and the father of three children. A producer and music executive, he founded The Inc. with his brother Chris (born 1967). The Inc. was originally Murder, Inc., but after legal troubles in 2003, the company was renamed in 2005. He has produced songs for such artists as Jay Z, Ja Rule, and Vanessa Carlton. He produced Jay Z's "Can I Get A...", Ja Rule's "Holla Holla" and DMX's "What's My Name?". Gotti co-produced Vanessa Carlton's third album, Heroes and Thieves, released October 9, 2007, with Channel 7, Rick Rubin and Stephan Jenkins. In an interview with Angie Martinez in early May 2009, Gotti stated that his label, The Inc., was leaving Universal Records. Gotti has an estimated net worth of $60 million.