ENTREPRENEURS: Last of the Big Spenders

"Nubar is so tough that every day he tires out three stockbrokers, three horses and three women." Thus did a Cambridge friend many years ago describe Nubar Gulbenkian, the high-loving millionaire who died last week at 75 in Cannes, where he was being treated for a heart ailment. Resembling a Mephistophelean Santa Clans with his portly form, thick black eyebrows, fluffy white beard and twinkling eyes, Gulbenkian spent his life in a relentless chase after pleasure. "I believe in comfort. I enjoy everything I do," he said.

He was the son of Calouste Gulbenkian, the celebrated "Mr. Five Percent," who helped...

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