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Haroldson L. Hunt

Hunt Oil Company

1936 - 1974

Utilities & Energy

1930 b. 1889
male
Personal
Born-Died1889 - 1974
BirthplaceIllinois (IL)
RaceWhite
FatherFarmer / Rancher
Era - 1930

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.