Aristotle Onassis – The Game is What Counts
“After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.”
– Aristotle Onassis
Aristotle Socrates Onassis, who made most of his fortune in the first half of the 20th century and added another last name to Jackie Bouvier Kennedy in the last half of the 20th century, was also well known as a shipping magnate and found great success all over the world, from reaping the spoils of the oil boom in Saudi Arabia to venturing into the whaling industry off the Peruvian Coast to bringing Olympic Airways back from the brink of of economic turmoil. If money were simply enough for him, he would have called an early retirement decades before his death in 1975, but that would be no fun. Instead, he conquered half the world, put a hand in every content and had wild love affairs with some of the world’s most beautiful women – but all through it all, he always had an eagle eye on the game. When you consider your finances and your life, what is it that counts? Is it the money, or is it the game?