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Onassis, Aristotle Socrates

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Aristotle Socrates Onassis (15.01.1906 year - the year 15.03.1975)

. Aristotle (Socrates) Onassis was born on January 15, 1906 in Smyrna (now Izmir), Turkey - died March 15, 1975 in Paris.

. Ship magnate and international businessman who created a fleet of supertankers and cargo ships larger than the fleets of many countries.

. Despite the fact that the Onassis family was rather wealthy family of tobacco dealers, it has lost almost all of the state in 1922, when Smyrna (modern Izmir), then a Greek city, was seized by the Turks
. After fleeing from Greece, Onassis family sent to South America in search of better lives.

In Buenos Aires, Onassis became the night manager and the port, with the help of friends, family, started a business to import tobacco day. He increased the use of imported oriental tobacco in Argentina from 10 to 35% and two years later earned 100 thousand. dollars from a 5% commission on trade in tobacco.

The Greek government has noticed Onassis and invited him to conclude a trade agreement with Argentina in 1928 and then made him Consul General. Its business activity expanded through the production of cigarettes and other consumer goods. At the age of 25 years, Onassis made his first million dollars.

In 1932, Onassis bought his first six cargo ships from the Canadian firm for 120 thousand dollars. He used two of these ships until such time as there were no ships with greater capacity, and then bought the other. Onassis built its first tanker in 1938 and acquired two more large in size to the beginning of the Second World War. His empire grew and grew its fleet of all 40 and 50-ies.

In the mid-50's, he bought 17 new tankers for one year. In 1953, he also paid 1 million. dollars for a controlling stake in the SociцLtцL de Banes de Mer ", which was the owner of the casino in Monte Carlo, theaters, hotels, and other real estate.

. From 1957 to 1974 he was the owner and manager of Olympic Airlines - the Greek national airline, referred to it as a concession by the Greek Government.

. His first marriage, in 1946, was on Athena Livanos, the daughter of the ship magnate Stavros Livanos, it ended in divorce in 1960
. It has long been intimate with opera diva Maria Callas. Then in 1968 he married Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, the widow of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Its luxurious yacht "Christina", named in honor of his daughter, called by some "floating palace" and served several years as his permanent residence.

By the time of his death his fortune was estimated at more than 500 million. dollars.


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