Who is Aristotle Onassis

Aristotle Onassis Biography

Aristotle Onassis was a Greek shipping magnate who lived in the 20th century. He was one of the wealthiest men in the world and was known for his extravagant lifestyle and business acumen. He started his career in Argentina, where he made a fortune in the tobacco industry before moving on to shipping. He married Jacqueline Kennedy, the widow of President John F. Kennedy, in 1968, which brought him even greater fame and wealth. He continued to expand his business empire until his death in 1975.

Aristotle Onassis Facts

  • Born on January 15, 1906, in Smyrna, Ottoman Empire (now Izmir, Turkey).
  • Known for his prominent role in the shipping industry and being one of the world's wealthiest individuals during his time.
  • Onassis started his career by working in his family's tobacco business before venturing into shipping.
  • He founded his own shipping company, Olympic Maritime, in 1928 and later expanded his fleet by acquiring numerous vessels.
  • Onassis achieved significant success by capitalizing on the post-World War II shipping boom and securing contracts with major oil companies.
  • In 1957, he purchased the iconic Greek shipping company, Hellenic Lines, which further solidified his position in the industry.
  • Onassis became well-known for his luxurious lifestyle, including his extravagant parties, luxurious yachts (most notably the Christina O), and high-profile relationships.
  • He married Jacqueline Kennedy, the widow of President John F. Kennedy, in 1968, which brought him further international attention.
  • Onassis was also involved in other business ventures, including real estate, aviation, and media.
  • He passed away on March 15, 1975, in Paris, France, leaving behind a significant legacy in the shipping industry and as a symbol of wealth and power.

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