On March 15 1975, at the age of 69, Aristotle Onassis, one of the most famous Greeks in the world, passed away.
His story is a true legend. He had contacts and friends in the world’s most powerful circles. Many of his friends enjoyed his Greek hospitality on his famous yacht CHRISTINA. Among them was Sir Winston Churchill.
Onassis was able to create an empire and become the man who everyone “loved to hate,” the most powerful on the planet. His name became synonymous with the story of success, not only in his extended business circle but in the mind of almost every person of that era. As a young man from a wealthy family, he was preparing to study at the University of Oxford when he found himself waiting in line in one of Athens’ soup kitchens. He decided to migrate to Buenos Aires with only 100 dollars in his pocket.
The story of Onassis proves that one man can conquer the world without violence and weapons, as long as he has the right “ammunition” at his disposal: wit, skill – and, of course, money brought on by using your skills in all the right ways.
After the death of his son, Onassis lost all interest in business investments and two years later, on March 15 1975, he passed away in a hospital in Paris suffering from a disease called myasthenia gravis. The man who wanted it all, and conquered it all, ended up losing the most important thing in his life.
Here you can watch a video where Onassis visited the then bankrupt Germans who greeted him with Greek flags raised in their shipping yards, where Onassis “built” 30 oil tankers!