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Leon Hess

Amerada Hess

1933 - 1995

Utilities & Energy

Military ServiceArmy
1930 b. 1914
Born-Died1914 - 1999
BirthplaceNew Jersey (NJ)
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1930

Starting with his fatherís little, struggling fuel firm, Hess created a $10 billion oil refinery company, the worlds 13th largest, Amerada Hess. During the Arab oil embargo in 1973, with 68 million barrels of mainland storage capacity, Hess was among the few operators who could satisfy the needs of the U.S. market, yielding enormous profits for his company.