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   Haroldson Lafayette Hunt richest American

Page entitled : Haroldson Hunt the richest man in the USA

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How H. L. Hunt settled his family in Dallas, expanded his oil empire and was titled richest American by Fortune magazine in 1948.

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fellow oilman Charles F. Urschel. Thus the Hunts kept a low profile in Dallas and their rapidly growing wealth remained undetected by the media for many years.

In April 1948, an article published by Fortune Magazine ended their anonymity. Haroldson Lafayette Hunt (jr) was pictured as the probably richest man of the USA. His oil properties were valued at  ...


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