Photo: Aristotle Onassis in circle. Source: Smyrna of Petros Linardos
Note: Onassis was born in Smyrna in 1906. At the time of his birth, Smyrna had a very significant and prosperous Greek population. After the city was re-captured by Turkey, the Onassis family holdings were lost, causing them to move to Greece as refugees. In 1923, Aristotle Onassis left Greece to go to Argentina. After engaging in many different entrepreneurial activities with determination and passion for success, he finally managed to become a World-class businessman, one of World's richest men.