Greece: When Giants Clash

Once again, it was high noon in Athens. Once again, the big shoot-up paired off two old adversaries, Aristotle Onassis and Stavros Niarchos. For the past dozen years, they have clashed over business deals with almost the same fervor that they seek to outdo each other in their personal lives. The spoils have been about equally divided. Niarchos, whose estimated wealth is just under $500 million, won the license to run the country's first oil refinery and vast shipyards. Onassis, who is worth just over $500 million, got the national airline concession....

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