© 2020 Biography and the Biography logo are registered trademarks of A&E Television Networks, LLC. Steve Jobs co-founded Apple Computers with Steve Wozniak. In 1932, during the depths of the Great Depression, Onassis bought his first six freight ships for a fraction of their actual value. This allowed him to build one of the world's largest privately-owned fleets. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. Although the bulk of his estate went to his daughter…, …1957, by the Greek shipowner Aristotle Onassis (1906?–75) but, from 1975, wholly owned by the Greek government. In time, they become lovers. And he applied that cologne before even getting on the plane. Under Jobs' guidance, the company pioneered a series of revolutionary technologies, including the iPhone and iPad. Onassis’s first marriage, in 1946, was to Athina Livanos, a daughter of the shipping magnate Stavros Livanos; it ended in divorce in 1960. By age 25, he had made his first $1,000,000. In 1973, Alexander died in a terrible plane crash. Poor but clever, he eavesdropped on business calls and used the information to set up deals of his own. She died two and a half years later. Entrepreneur and investor Paul Allen was best known for being one of the co-founders of Microsoft with Bill Gates. Reasons for this vary from being very lucky to having made deals with both sides, though no credible evidence exists to prove this. To get her to smoke his brand in public, he showed up at her dressing room with a giant bouquet of flowers. His lavish yacht Christina, named for his daughter, served for many years as his permanent residence. 'I was so in need of the kind of protection he was offering. He was long intimately associated with the opera diva Maria Callas. The shipping tycoon dated many famous women, including the widowed Jacqueline Kennedy, whom he married in 1968. Aristotle Onassis is best known as the Greek shipping tycoon who married JFK's widow, Jacqueline Kennedy, in 1968. It was a marriage that made headlines worldwide: the wedding of Jackie Kennedy and Greek shipping millionaire Aristotle Onassis. In 1953 Onassis purchased a controlling interest in the Société des Bains de Mer, which owned the casino, hotels, and other real estate in the resort of Monte Carlo. It was said that Maria Callas, his true love, never recovered from his death. They married and had two children. Corrections? Building on his wealth, he realized that the shipping magnates who hauled the tobacco made more than the cigarette manufacturer. She also devoted much of her life to fighting racism. American businessman J. Paul Getty built his fortune as president of the Getty Oil Company. In 1923, he got a job as a telephone engineer. Escaping to Greece, the family sent Onassis to South America in search of a better fortune. Encyclopaedia Britannica's editors oversee subject areas in which they have extensive knowledge, whether from years of experience gained by working on that content or via study for an advanced degree.... Get exclusive access to content from our 1768 First Edition with your subscription. Onassis’s fortunes soon turned favorable and he began a life of good living with expensive clothes. Onassis was so proud of his relationship with Callas that he began to flaunt it. Gertrude Stein was an American author and poet best known for her modernist writings, extensive art collecting and literary salon in 1920s Paris. At the outbreak of World War II, Onassis registered his fleet of cargo ships to Panama, which gave him tax-free status and reduced his overhead costs, making him one of the lowest cost shipping merchants in the world. She then reveals what she did know about Onassis prior to meeting Jackie, including 'his secret oil fields, his smashing of plates around other wives and lovers' and the 'unsubstantiated rumors that he'd had Bobby Kennedy killed.'. The relationship proved to be very lucrative for Onassis and by the age of 25, his tobacco business made him a millionaire. "use strict";(function(){var insertion=document.getElementById("citation-access-date");var date=new Date().toLocaleDateString(undefined,{month:"long",day:"numeric",year:"numeric"});insertion.parentElement.replaceChild(document.createTextNode(date),insertion)})(); Subscribe to the Biography newsletter to receive stories about the people who shaped our world and the stories that shaped their lives. He initiated the construction of supertankers, in 1954 alone commissioning 17 such vessels. Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). In 1946, he met the daughter of the richest shipping magnate in the world, Athina Livanos, a woman almost half his age. Onassis told his wife that he had to travel to England see the shipyards, but she knew from the smell of his cologne that this was not the case. In the 1920s, Aristotle Onassis launched his own cigarette brand. According to reports, however, the marriage soon became troubled, and she continued to spend considerable time in New York, where her children attended school. ', She continued: 'He didn't want to leave me completely - not entirely  in case I turned into the ideal mate he hoped he'd married.'. Both of Onassis’s children died at early ages, leaving his granddaughter as the sole heir of his multibillion-dollar estate. Jackie then closed out by telling her friend she 'fell for the wide net' that Onassis had cast. Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, together with Socrates and Plato, laid much of the groundwork for western philosophy. He profited from the growing popularity of imported Turkish tobacco in Argentina, and in two years earned $100,000 from commissions on tobacco sales. During the war he leased his tankers and other vessels to the Allies. In 1957, Onassis met Maria Callas, one of the most famous opera singers in the world. In Buenos Aires Onassis became a night-shift switchboard operator and began a tobacco-importing business during his daytime hours. Jackie Kennedy, 62, disguised herself as a French courtesan... Never-before-seen photos of Jackie Kennedy with her three... Farm Heroes Saga, the #4 Game on iTunes. 'I would not have let Jackie marry Ari if I had known her at the time. 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Aristotle Onassis, a Greek shipping mogul, was one of the wealthiest men in the world and Jackie, an American icon.

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