Aristotle Onassis

1906 - 1975

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Aristotle Socrates Onassis (, US also ; Greek: Αριστοτέλης Ωνάσης, romanized: Aristotélis Onásis, IPA: [aristoˈtelis oˈnasis]; 20 January 1906 – 15 March 1975), was a Greek shipping magnate who amassed the world's largest privately-owned shipping fleet and was one of the world's richest men. He was married to Athina Mary Livanos (daughter of shipping tycoon Stavros G. Livanos), had a long-standing affair with opera singer Maria Callas and was married to Jacqueline Kennedy, the widow of US President John F. Kennedy.Onassis was born in Smyrna (modern-day İzmir in Turkey) and fled the city with his family to Greece in 1922 in the wake of the catastrophe of Smyrna. He moved to Argentina in 1923 and established himself as a tobacco trader and later a shipping owner during the Second World War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aristotle Onassis has received more than 7,240,517 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Aristotle Onassis is the 10th most popular businessperson (up from 11th in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 61st in 2019) and the most popular Turkish Businessperson.

Aristotle Onassis was a Greek shipping magnate who became one of the world's wealthiest people. He married Jacqueline Kennedy, the widow of President John F. Kennedy, in 1968.

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Among businesspeople, Aristotle Onassis ranks 10 out of 604Before him are Oskar Schindler, Cecil Rhodes, Warren Buffett, John D. Rockefeller, Ingvar Kamprad, and George Soros. After him are David Rockefeller, Vince McMahon, Ray Kroc, Sepp Blatter, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, and Carlos Slim.

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Among people born in 1906, Aristotle Onassis ranks 7Before him are Leonid Brezhnev, Adolf Eichmann, Hannah Arendt, Puyi, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Samuel Beckett. After him are Grace Hopper, Luchino Visconti, Kurt Gödel, Henri Charrière, Victor Vasarely, and Albert Hofmann. Among people deceased in 1975, Aristotle Onassis ranks 5Before him are Francisco Franco, Chiang Kai-shek, Hannah Arendt, and Dmitri Shostakovich. After him are Haile Selassie, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ivo Andrić, Otto Skorzeny, Umm Kulthum, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, and Mikhail Bakhtin.

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Among people born in Turkey, Aristotle Onassis ranks 49 out of 1,128Before him are Julian (331), Anaxagoras (-500), Epictetus (50), Croesus (-596), Xenophanes (-570), and Constantine XI Palaiologos (1404). After him are Mihrimah Sultan (1522), Ahmed II (1643), Mehmed V (1844), Hipparchus (-190), Mahidevran (1500), and Theodosius II (401).


Among businesspeople born in Turkey, Aristotle Onassis ranks 1After him are Calouste Gulbenkian (1869), Basil Zaharoff (1849), Dieter Zetsche (1953), Salt Bae (1983), and Güler Sabancı (1955).