Son of the notorious Wall Street miser who became known for his large stamp and coin collections.
His first business venture was to turn around the fortunes of a Texas rail line acquired by foreclosure.
He had a leg amputated in his youth and still grew to be 6'4" and close to 300 pounds.
His mother was
He was the Warren Buffet of his time, a businessman with many ventures and one of the wealthiest men in the country.