GREECE: The Ailing King

Aristotle Socrates Onassis, 69, is indisputably king of what passes today for the Jet Set. Despite a few minor financial reverses, the swarthy Greek tycoon still has a fortune estimated at up to $500 million, based on a worldwide shipping and commercial empire. That permits him the luxury of enjoying lavish residences in several countries, his own private island of Skorpios in the Ionian Sea, and probably the world's most formidable private yacht, the 325-ft. Christina. Above and beyond that, he is the husband of the world's most publicized beauty—Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, 45, widow of the assassinated 35th...

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