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Greek shipping tycoon Stavros Niarchos is looking something with his wife

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Greek shipping tycoon Stavros Niarchos is looking something with his wife
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Greek shipping tycoon Stavros Niarchos is looking something with his wife Stavros Spyros Niarchos (Greek: Σταύρος Σπύρος Νιάρχος, Greek pronunciation: [ˈstavros ˈspiros 'ɲarxos]; 3 July 1909 – 16 April 1996) was a multi-billionaire Greek shipping tycoon. Starting in 1952, he had the world's biggest supertankers built for his fleet. Propelled by both the Suez Crisis and an increasing demand for oil, he and rival Aristotle Onassis became giants in global petroleum shipping. Niarchos was also a noted thoroughbred horse breeder and racer, several times the leading owner and number one on the French breed list. Stavros was born in Athens, son of Spyros Niarchos and his wife, Eugenia Koumantaros. His parents were naturalized Americans who 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 Koumantaros family's grain business. During this period, he became involved in shipping by convincing his relatives their firm would be more profitable if it owned its own ships. Niarchos was a naval officer in World War II, during which time part of the trade fleet he had developed with his uncle was destroyed. He used about two million dollars in insurance settlement to build a new fleet. His most famous asset was the yacht Atlantis, currently known as Issham Al Baher after having been gifted to King Fahd of Saudi Arabia. He then founded Niarchos Ltd., an international shipping company that at one time operated more than 80 tankers worldwide. Niarchos was married five times, Niarchos had two daughters and three sons, Niarchos died in 1996, in Zurich. He is buried in the family tomb in Lausanne.

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