Mr Five Per Cent: The many lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the sector’s richest guy via Jonathan Conlin
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Overview: When Calouste Gulbenkian died in 1955 on the age of 86, he used to be the richest guy on this planet, referred to as ‘Mr Five Per Cent’ for his private proportion of Middle East oil. The son of a rich Armenian service provider in Istanbul, for part a century he brokered top-level oil offers, concealing his mysterious internet of industrial pursuits and contacts inside of a labyrinth of Asian and European cartels, and convincing governments and oil barons alike of his impartiality as an ‘truthful dealer’. Today his identify is understood basically throughout the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, to which his impressive artwork assortment and maximum of his huge wealth have been bequeathed.
Gulbenkian’s personal lifestyles used to be as labyrinthine as his industry dealings. He insisted at the easiest ‘ethical values’, but ruthlessly used his spouse’s attraction as a hostess to additional his profession, and demanded whole obedience from his circle of relatives, whom he monitored obsessively. As a tender guy he lived a champagne way of life, escorting actresses and showgirls, and in later lifestyles – on physician’s orders – he slept with a succession of discreetly supplied younger girls. Meanwhile he constructed up a excellent artwork assortment which integrated Rembrandts and different treasures offered to him via Stalin from the Hermitage Museum.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies