🠈  Hunt Dynasty  🠊

Hunt Dynasty

Haroldson Lafayette Hunt won an oil field in a poker game and went on to become a leading Texas oil billionaire. He had 15 children from three wives. This extended family developed into a dynasty owning numerous businesses.

In the 1970s, the Hunt Brothers attempted to corner the silver market. Their dreams collapsed (largely due to efforts by the Federal government).

The Hunt family was the richest family in United States. Their primary investments were in oil. The investments included fields in Libya which were nationalized.

I am not interested in the oil. However, the family was involved in numerous merger chains.

Hunt Investments

The bulk of the Hunt fortune was invested in oil and silver. I don't have the time to follow this market. The family diversified and acquired numerous businesses. This section only lists the transactions that I encounter in other research.

profile page


  1. Wikipedia - HL Hunt (Drawn 5/4/2019)
  2. Wikipedia - Rosewood Hotel (Drawn 5/4/2019)
  3. Wikipedia - Silver Thursday (Drawn 5/4/2019)
  4. NY Times - 12 Flour Mills Indicted (Drawn 5/4/2019)

Prev ~ ~ Index ~ ~ Next