H. L. Hunt
Name: H. L. Hunt
Occupation: Business
Gender: Male
Birth Day: February 17, 1889
Death Date: November 29, 1974(1974-11-29) (aged 85)
Dallas, Texas
Age: Aged 85
Birth Place: Illinois, United States
Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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H. L. Hunt

H. L. Hunt was born on February 17, 1889 in Illinois, United States (85 years old). H. L. Hunt is a Business, zodiac sign: Pisces. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: $1 billion.

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$1 billion
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Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Lamar Hunt Children N/A N/A N/A
#2 William Herbert Hunt Children N/A N/A N/A
#3 Nelson Bunker Hunt Children N/A N/A N/A
#4 Lamar Hunt Jr. Grandchildren N/A N/A N/A
#5 Clark Hunt Grandchildren N/A N/A N/A
#6 Lyda Hill Grandchildren N/A N/A N/A
#7 Lyda Bunker Spouse N/A N/A N/A

Does H. L. Hunt Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, H. L. Hunt died on November 29, 1974(1974-11-29) (aged 85)
Dallas, Texas.


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He married Lyda Bunker of Lake Village, Arkansas, in November 1914 and remained married to her until her death in 1955. His seven children by her were: Margaret (1915–2007), Haroldson ("Hassie," 1917–2005), Caroline (1923–2018), Lyda (born and died in 1925), Nelson Bunker (1926–2014), William Herbert (1929), and Lamar (1932–2006). Their home on White Rock Lake in Dallas was styled after Mount Vernon though much larger.


While still married to Lyda, H. L. Hunt is said to have married Frania Tye of Tampa, Florida, in November 1925 by using the name Franklin Hunt. Frania claimed to have discovered the bigamous nature of her marriage in 1934, and in a legal settlement in 1941, Hunt created trust funds for each of their four children, and she signed a document stipulating that no legal marriage between them had ever existed. About the same time, she briefly married then divorced Hunt's employee, John Lee, taking the last name Lee for herself and her four children. Her four children by Hunt were: Howard (born 1926), Haroldina (1928), Helen (1930), and Hugh ("Hue," 1934). Frania Tye Lee died in 2002.


Hunt was homeschooled. He did not go to elementary school or to high school. Later, he said that education is an obstacle to making money. As a teenager, Hunt traveled to different places before he settled in Arkansas, where he was running a cotton plantation by 1912. He had a reputation as a math prodigy and was a gambler. It was said that after his cotton plantation was flooded, he turned his last $100 into more than $100,000 after he had gambled in New Orleans. With his winnings, he purchased oil properties in the neighborhood of El Dorado, Arkansas. He was generous to his employees, who, in turn, were loyal to him by informing him of rumors of a massive oil field to the south, in East Texas. In negotiations over cheese and crackers, at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, with the wild-catter who discovered the East Texas Oil Field "Dad" Joiner, Hunt secured title to what was the largest known oil deposit in the world and agreed to pay only $1,000,000 and to protect Joiner from liability for his many fraudulent transactions surrounding the property. In 1957, Fortune estimated that Hunt had a fortune of $400-700 million, and was one of the eight richest people in the United States. J. Paul Getty, who was considered to be the richest private citizen in the world, said of Hunt, "In terms of extraordinary, independent wealth, there is only one man—H. L. Hunt."

Hunt supported and had children by Ruth Ray of Shreveport, Louisiana, whom he had met when she was a secretary in his Shreveport office. They married in 1957 after the death of Hunt's wife Lyda. His four children by her were: Ray (born 1943), June (1944), Helen (1949), and Swanee (1950). His youngest son, Ray Lee, ultimately inherited the business and was a major supporter of President George W. Bush.


A scandal emerged in 1975, after his death, when it was discovered that he had had a hidden bigamous relationship, with his second wife living in New York.

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Currently, H. L. Hunt is 133 years, 7 months and 12 days old. H. L. Hunt will celebrate 134th birthday on a Friday 17th of February 2023.

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