Haroldson L. Hunt
Hunt Oil Company
1936–1974
Hunt Oil Company
1936–1974
Hunt built the largest independent oil company in the U.S. During World War II, Hunt sold more oil to the Allies than the total German output, and supplied 85% of the natural gas piped into the eastern United States. By the 1970s, his fortune, through major diversification, was estimated between $2 and $3 billion, and his income was estimated at one million a week.

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