William Herbert Hunt
In the 1970s William Herbert Hunt and his brother Nelson Bunker Hunt acquired 195 million ounces of silver, worth nearly $10 billion at the peak. When the price of silver collapsed 80% in 1980 the brothers lost his fortune along with his brother Nelson Bunker Hunt in the silver trading scandal called Silver Thursday; together the brothers lost a billion dollars. He went bankrupt in 1990, but came back to power years later.
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