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(1906 -1975)

Claims to fame include:

• The first tanker tycoon
• Founder of Olympic Airways
• Loves included Tina Livanos, Maria Callas and Jackie Kennedy

BY FAR the most famous shipowner of all, Aristotle Onassis was born in 1906, in the early years of the steamship era, and he went on to become the epitome of the global tycoon of the jet age.

A personality who combined courage, controversy and charm, he frequently overturned convention. Although this nature was evident throughout his business career, it was already pushed to the fore while he was still a teenager.

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