One of the world's wealthiest people. He made a fortune building a dairy store into a giant business, then expanded it to dealing in junk bonds.
He dropped out of school to help his family run their chain of dairy businesses, taking it over after his father's health started to fail.
He founded American Financial, which held stakes in the food producer Chiquita Brands International and the Great American Insurance Group.
He had two sons with his wife Edyth Bailey.
He took over ownership of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team in 1999 and helped engineer a trade that brought Hall of Fame slugger Ken Griffey Jr. to the team.