Yiannis Latsis

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Birthday
14, 1910
Birthplace
Greece
Death Date
Apr 17, 2003 (92)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
14, 1910
Birthplace
Greece
Death Date
Apr 17, 2003 (92)

About

Shipping magnate who was known for his power, prestige, and philanthropy. He was also No. 101 when he died on Forbes' list of the world's richest people.

Before Fame

He was a deckhand who climbed to the top, becoming a captain in the merchant marine and purchasing his first cargo vessel in 1938.

Trivia

He received the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople's Golden Cross and the Order of the Phoenix's Grand Cross.

Family Life

His father and mother, Spiro Latsis and Aphrodite Efthimiou, had 21 children of which he was number seven.

Associated With

His grandson Paris Latsis was once engaged to socialite and controversial figure Paris Hilton.