Niarchos Family: Stavros Niarchos, Philip Niarchos, Athina Livanos, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Elena Ford, Spyros Niarchos, Eugenia Livanos

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Stavros Niarchos, Philip Niarchos, Athina Livanos, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Elena Ford, Spyros Niarchos, Eugenia Livanos, Victoria Niarchos. Excerpt: Stavros Spyros Niarchos (3 July 1909 16 April 1996) was a Greek shipping tycoon, sometimes known as "The Golden Greek." In 1952, Stavros Niarchos built the first supertankers ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Stavros Niarchos, Philip Niarchos, Athina Livanos, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Elena Ford, Spyros Niarchos, Eugenia Livanos, Victoria Niarchos. Excerpt: Stavros Spyros Niarchos (3 July 1909 16 April 1996) was a Greek shipping tycoon, sometimes known as "The Golden Greek." In 1952, Stavros Niarchos built the first supertankers capable of transporting large quantities of oil, and subsequently earned millions of dollars as global demand for his ships increased. He was born in Athens, son of Spyros Niarchos and his wife, Eugenia Coumandaros. His parents were naturalized Americans and had owned a department store in Buffalo, New York before returning to Greece, three months prior to his birth. He studied law at the University of Athens, after which he went to work in the Coumandaros family's grain business. During this period, he became involved in shipping by convincing his relatives that greater profits could be achieved if the firm owned the ships involved. He was a naval officer in World War II, during which time part of the trade fleet he had built with his uncle was destroyed. He used about two million dollars in insurance money to build a new fleet. Stavros Niarchos founded Niarchos Ltd., an international shipping company that at one time operated more than 80 tankers worldwide. In 1952, he built the first supertankers capable of transporting large quantities of oil. His naval rival, Aristotle Onassis, did the same in 1952. In 1956 the Suez Canal Crisis considerably increased the demand for the type of large tonnage ships that Niarchos owned. Business flourished and he became a billionaire. Niarchos's five marriages produced two daughters: Maria and Elena; and three sons: Philippos, also known as Philippe, Spyros, and the late Konstantin... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=2011127

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  • ISBN-13: 9781156854259
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/25/2010
  • Pages: 30
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.07 (d)

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