“Secret of success: know something nobody else knows” – Aristotle Onassis

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This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series Monday Quotes S01

“The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows.” – Aristotle Onassis | #MondayQuotes

“Secret of success - know something nobody else knows” – Aristotle Onassis - #MondayQuotes
“Secret of success – know something nobody else knows” – Aristotle Onassis – #MondayQuotes

“The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows.” – Aristotle Onassis

About Aristotle Onassis

Aristotle Socrates Onassis, born on 20 January 1906, was a Greek shipping magnate who amassed the world’s largest privately owned shipping fleet and was one of the world’s richest and most famous men. He was known for his business success, his great wealth and also his personal life, including his marriage to Athina Mary Livanos (daughter of shipping tycoon Stavros G. Livanos). He was also known for his 1968 marriage to Jacqueline Kennedy, the widow of American President John F. Kennedy.

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Onassis was born in Smyrna (modern-day İzmir in Turkey) and fled the city with his family to Greece in 1922 in the wake of the Greco-Turkish War. He moved to Argentina in 1923 and established himself as a tobacco trader and later a shipping owner during the Second World War. Moving to Monaco, Onassis fought Prince Rainer III for economic control of the country through his ownership of SBM and its Monte Carlo Casino. In the mid-1950s, he sought to secure an oil shipping arrangement with Saudi Arabia and engaged in whaling expeditions. In the 1960s, he attempted to establish a large investment contract—Project Omega—with the Greek military junta, and he sold Olympic Airways, which he had founded in 1957. Onassis was greatly affected by the death of his 24-year-old son, Alexander, in a plane crash in 1973, and he died two years later.

Onassis died at age 69 on 15 March 1975 at the American Hospital of Paris in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, of respiratory failure, a complication of the myasthenia gravis from which he had been suffering during the last years of his life. He was buried on his island of Skorpios in Greece, alongside his son, Alexander. Onassis’ will established a charitable foundation in memory of his son, the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, which received 45% of his estate. The remainder of his estate was left to his daughter, Christina.

Jacqueline Onassis also received her share of the estate, settling for a reported $10 million ($26 million according to other sources), which was negotiated by her brother-in-law Ted Kennedy. This amount would reportedly grow to several hundred million under the financial stewardship of her companion Maurice Tempelsman. Christina’s share has since passed to her only child Athina, at the time making Athina one of the wealthiest women in the world.

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Biography Source: Wikipedia

Photo Source: GreekReporter

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