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Stavros Niarchos

Stavros Niarchos Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1909
Place of Birth Athens, Greece
Death day April 16, 1996 (86 years old)
Zodiac Sign Cancer
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Stavros Niarchos

Stavros Spyrou Niarchos is a billionaire shipping tycoon from Greece. Since 1952, he has built the world's largest surface ships for his fleet. Driven by both the Suez crisis and growing oil demand, he and his rival Aristotle Onassis have become giants in the global oil transport industry. Niarchos is also a well-known purebred breeder and horse racer, multiple times the first and number one owner on the French breed list.

Born Stavros Spyrou Niarchos, July 3, 1909, Vamvakou, Greece
Died April 16, 1996, Zürich, Switzerland
Alma mater University of Athens
Occupation Shipping tycoon
Children Maria Niarchos, Philip Niarchos, Spyros Niarchos, Konstantin Niarchos, Elena Ford

About Stavros Niarchos

Multi-billionaire shipping tycoon who constructed the world's largest oil supertanker in 1952.

Stavros Niarchos before fame

He and his uncle formed a trade fleet that was partially destroyed while he was serving as a naval officer during World War II.

Achievement of Stavros Niarchos

He and shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis were bitter rivals during their careers.

Stavros Niarchos family life

He was married five times and fathered two daughters and three sons.

Associations of Stavros Niarchos

He and Pamela Churchill, Winston Churchill's ex-daughter-in-law, carried on an affair during his third marriage.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Stavros Niarchos

  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation - The Stavros Niarchos Foundation was established in 1996 to honor Greek shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos. Funding ultimately came from fossil fuels, as Niarchos was one of the largest oil and oil carriers in the world and had the largest tanker fleet at the time.
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  • Greek expatriates in Switzerland
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  • Arc de Triomphe winners' owners
  • The recipient of the Order of the Phoenix (Greece)
  • Greek businessman in the shipping industry
  • Greek racehorse owner and breeder
  • Alumni of the National University and Kapodistrian of Athens

Latest information about Stavros Niarchos updated on June 07 2021.

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