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Nelson Bunker Hunt dies at 88; oilman once one of world's richest men
Nelson Bunker Hunt dies at 88; oilman once one of world's richest men

Nelson Bunker Hunt, a Texas oilman who tried to corner the silver market with his brothers only to see the move end in financial disaster in 1980, has died. He was 88. Hunt died Tuesday at a Dallas assisted-living center after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, said his younger brother W. Herbert Hunt. Known as Bunker Hunt, he was once one of the world's wealthiest men, worth an estimated $16 billion. He was the second son of legendary Texas oilman H.L. Hunt, who had 15 children with three women and left behind a multibillion-dollar fortune and the independent Placid Oil Co. when he died in 1974. Nelson Bunker Hunt was born Feb. 22, 1926, in El Dorado, Ark., and grew up in...

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