A Billionaire's Battle

On Jan. 29 Athina Roussel opened her eyes to a world filled with opportunity and excitement. It was her 21st birthday, fresh cause to celebrate only eight weeks after her wedding to a dashing Brazilian equestrian, Alvaro Alfonso de Miranda Neto, known to his bride and the world's press as "Doda." On the face of it, everything was finally turning rosy for the young woman whose early life had been scarred by the tragic death of her mother, Christina Onassis, and circumscribed by the pressures of enormous wealth — an estimated $600 million she picked up as sole heiress to her...

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