ENTREPRENEURS: Just a Country Boy

He played many parts in his long life, but the image he most preferred to project was that of a simple down-home country boy with a fifth-grade education. Yet when Oil Titan H.L. (for Haroldson Lafayette) Hunt died of an undisclosed illness hi a Dallas hospital last week at the age of 85, he had amassed an estimated personal fortune of $2 billion, putting him on a par with J. Paul Getty and Howard Hughes as one of the world's richest men. The exact extent of his wealth is unknown because Hunt never...

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