Aristotle Onassis

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Birthday
20, 1906
Birthplace
Izmir, Turkey
Death Date
Mar 15, 1975 (69)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
20, 1906
Birthplace
Izmir, Turkey
Death Date
Mar 15, 1975 (69)

About

Greek-Argentine shipping tycoon who married Jacqueline Kennedy on October 20, 1968, after a financial marital contract was brokered.

Before Fame

He worked for a telephone company after serving for Greece in World War I. He made his early fortune by smuggling tobacco.

Trivia

He was one of the men responsible for the Omega Project, along with Greek Prime Minister Col. George Papadopoulos, whom he allegedly bribed.

Family Life

His first wife was Athina Livanos, the daughter of shipping magnate Stavros G. Livanos. He had a son, Alexander, and a daughter, Christina, with her. His torrid affair with opera diva Maria Callas ended this union.

Associated With

His death in 1975 led to much haggling over his estate. Ted Kennedy negotiated Jackie Kennedy's share, which equaled, depending on the source, either $10 million or $26 million.