William Herbert Hunt
|William Herbert Hunt|
|Occupation||Heir, owner of 25% of Halcon|
|Net worth||$2.0 billion (January 2015)|
|Parent(s)||H. L. Hunt
|Relatives||Margaret Hunt Hill, H. L. Hunt III, Nelson Bunker Hunt, Caroline Rose Hunt, and Lamar Hunt (siblings)|
In the 1970s 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 their fortune in the silver trading scandal called Silver Thursday; together they lost a billion dollars. William Herbert Hunt went bankrupt in 1990, but came back to power years later.
- "W. Herbert Hunt". Forbes. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
- "Nelson Hunt Denies Plotting to Manipulate Silver Market". Los Angeles Times. June 2, 1988. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
- Robert Wilonsky (November 30, 1995). "Giddy-up!". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
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- http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/former-worlds-richest-man-nelson-bunker-hunt-dies-in-modest-circumstances-in-us-after-losing-his-fortune-9809932.html. Missing or empty
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