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Aristotle Onassis: The Lavish and Tragic Life of the Greek Tycoon

The Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Socrates Onassis, was born on January 20th, 1906, in (then Greek) Smyrni (Izmir), (today called Turkey) and passed away on March 15th, 1975, near Paris, France. Onassis established the biggest supertanker and freighter fleet in the world and was one of the richest men at that time. His freight was so […]

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First Made in Greece 3000 Horsepower “Chaos” Ultra Car

Meet the world’s first ‘Ultra Car’, called “Chaos”. The car has up to (never seen before) 3000 horsepower, and its entirely Made in Greece! The ultra car was launched by Designer and Automotive Engineer Spyros Panopoulos. This is not just the first 100% Greek made supercar, this introduces the world to a whole new category […]

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Stelios Papadopoulos: The Greek Behind The Alzheimer’s Drug

Meet Stelios Papadopoulos! The Greek (born in Thessaloniki, Greece) behind a new FDA approved wonder drug that may finally give hope to an estimated 44 million people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease worldwide. Stelios stated that the new drug will be for those in the early on set stages of Alzheimers and to those who’s PET […]

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Vicky Safra: The Richest Greek Woman in the World Inherits 90B Empire

Meet the richest Greek woman in the world, Vicky Safra. The guarded Greek Jewish widow (born Vicky Sarfati) is inheriting a 90 billion dollar banking empire. This massive fortune was left to her by her late husband, Brazil’s richest man, financier Joseph Safra, who passed away in December of 2020. She married Joseph when she was just […]

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The Greek Behind the Motor of Tesla

Meet Konstantinos Laskaris! The Greek Principal Motor “Maestro” Designer of Tesla Motors, the electric luxury automobile company. Laskaris has been the Chief Designer of Tesla Motors in Silicon Valley, California, for the last 10 years since 2012. Kostas develops innovative technology for future electric vehicles. Tesla’s cryptocurrency and stock has exploded in the last few years […]

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86 Year Old Greek Baker in Greece Goes Viral with Traditional Phyllo Making

Featured in a video by Business Insider, Hatziparaskos has gone viral in a video crafting some of Greece’s beloved handmade phyllo alongside his only employees — his wife Katerina and his son Paraskevas. The 86-year-old baker from Crete, Giorgos Hatziparaskos, is one of the last people in Greece who still makes the country’s famous multi-layered […]

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Tom Carvel, The Greek Inventor of Soft Ice Cream in America

Everyone love’s ice cream and some of us (in North America) grew up with soft ice cream from an ice cream truck in our neighbourhood. Something most do not know is that America’s soft ice cream was invented by Tom Carvel (Karvelas), a Greek immigrant that came to the United States from Greece.. Carvel Ice […]

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Dr. Afksendiyos Kalangos Has Saved the Lives of 15,000 Children for Free

Dr. Afksendiyos Kalangos has had a variety of names in the Greek media. He’s been referred to as “the doctor of the poor,” “a saint without a halo,” “the Greek heart surgeon who rescues children,” “the guardian angel,” and “the doctor with golden hands.” He is the Greek heart surgeon who operated on 15,000 children […]

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Jim Davis: The Greek Owner of New Balance Running Shoes

Greeks are everywhere! Did you know? The world’s most doctor recommended running shoe company, New Balance, is owned by Greek-American Jim Davis. Jim was born in 1943 and is the son of Greek immigrants. The successful, low key, Jim has 2 children and lives in Newton, Massachusetts. His wife, Anne Davis, joined New Balance in 1977 […]

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Sotirios Voulgaris: The Greek Creator of Bulgari

Bulgari, popularly known as BVLGARI in the fashion world, is a global luxury brand known for its high-end jewellery, watches, fragrances, accessories, and leather products. Nobody could have predicted that the small jewellery shop founded in Rome in 1884 by a hardworking Greek silversmith named Sotirios Voulgaris would become one of the most well-known multinational […]

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