Tony is born into a very well-to-do family. Unbeknownst to him and probably before he was even born, his life had been planned out for him. He unsuccessfully tries to deviate from the plan, only to find himself trapped in his own enormous ambition. He travels the world, lives the life of luxury, seduces and drinks, and seduces again. His behemoth ego, his relentless greed, and his passionate, yet all too basic, desires consume him but never make him truly happy. His last shot at happiness is short-lived, and the decades of abuse catch up to him. His dying wish is as selfish and greedy as his whole life.
Tony was the only son. His father felt that having a boy was a good enough thing for him as he had an heir. Also, he believed that having more than one child would deplete the resources of the family, which, according to him, were "not as infinite as one could think". Tony's mother felt that one successful pregnancy was more than sufficient as the pregnancy was rather difficult. That was probably the only thing that both of Tony's parents could agree upon. Nevertheless, Tony's mother loved her son dearly and spared no expense, both monetary and that in terms of her personal time and effort, to give her son anything and everything that he needed and desired. Tony's father tried to provide for the son as much as his mother, but only in monetary terms. At that point in time, his interest in his son's life was minimal.