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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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12 Things You Didn’t Know About The Legendary Telly Savalas

Telly Savalas will always be remembered as the most legendary Greek-American actor, singer, and director of the 20th century. Aristotelis “Telly” Savalas was born in Garden City, New York on January 21, 1922 and passed away to prostate cancer on January 22, 1994. In attendance at his funeral were: Nicolette Sheridan, Jennifer Aniston, Frank Sinatra, and many more celebrities. […]

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91 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 91 year old baker from Crete, Giorgos Hatziparaskos, is one of the last people in Greece who still makes the country’s […]

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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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The Greek Roots of Jennifer Aniston (Anastasakis)

Jennifer Aniston was born Joanna Anastasakis. The famous Hollywood actress is the daughter of Soap Opera star actor John Aniston. John was born in Chania, Crete on July, 24, 1933. Jen’s mother, Nancy Dow, was a model and actress who appeared in television shows such as “The Beverly Hillbillies” and “The Wild Wild West.” After suffering two strokes […]

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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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