Aristotle Onassis the Oil Tanker Tycoon
With few exceptions most of today’s Western billionaires aren’t the swashbuckling adventurers they once were. Most of the current crop are pretty nerdy geeks. It wasn’t always so. Back in the 1960s and and 70s, Aristotle Onassis was one of the most famous tycoons alive. He was as well known back then as Bill Gates or Warren Buffett are today. Marrying widow Jackie Kennedy fueled the controversy that followed him every where he went without let up. Onassis was a Greek who grew up in Turkey and built a huge fortune in the shipping industry after starting with next to nothing.
If you are interested in what separates tycoons and billionaires from the merely successful, invest the time to watch this one-hour program about his life.
Here’s the first part of six.
The Rise and Fall of Aristotle Onassis