“Suspenseful chronicle”

July 11, 2010

It’s as if God gives some people gifts and challenges designed to make their life pathways inevitable. Consider Marc Rich, the international commodity trading billionaire largely responsible for the inception of the spot oil market and financial globalization. Read the rest of this entry »

“Carefully Researched Biography”

June 17, 2010

Marc Rich has been described as the world’s biggest commodities trader, the inventor of the spot oil market, a traitor, and the savior of Israel and Jamaica. Read the rest of this entry »


May 17, 2010

谁能想到一个身无分文的欧洲大屠杀事件的幸存者,能够通过自己坚忍不拔的努力最终跻身为美国最富有的富豪之一?又有谁能够想到一个穷困潦倒的犹太难民的后 裔,能够凭借石油贸易一举成为世界上最有权势的大宗商品经销商,成为当之无愧的“石油之王”?马克·里奇是20世纪最有权势、也最具争议的贸易商人之一。 他的生活也总是异常受人关注,他与生活了20多年的妻子离婚,他的离婚代价不菲;他神通广大,与许多政治敏感国家关系友好,并与它们进行石油贸易;他在美 国臭名昭著,是美国“历史上最大的逃税案”的主犯,被认为是“叛国者”,遭到国际通缉。但无疑,马克·里奇是幸运的,2001年1月,当比尔·克林顿总统 在位的最后一天他终于得到赦免。这一切就构成了世人眼中的马克·里奇。他永远都不褪色的一生充满了神秘的传奇色彩。

Forbes – The World’s Billionaires

March 11, 2010

#937 Marc Rich

Net Worth: $1.0 bil
Fortune: Self Made
Source: commodities
Age: 75
Country Of Citizenship: United States
Residence: Meggen
Education: New York U, Drop Out
Marital Status: Divorced, 2 children

NYU dropout started career in mail room of Philipp Brothers in 1954. With long-term partner Pincus Green, built Phibro into world’s largest trader of oil, grain, metals. Left mid-1970s, founded Marc Rich & Co. Fled to Europe 1983 after being indicted for trading with Iran during hostage crisis, evading $50 million in taxes. Duo pardoned by Clinton 2001. Born in Antwerp, Belgium 1934, spent childhood in Philadelphia, Kansas City, New York. Now resides in Switzerland; has given more than $100 million to Jewish causes and leukemia research. Lost millions to Madoff. Net worth estimate likely low.

Recent book by Swiss journalist Daniel Ammann says Rich revealed in interviews his extensive dealings with Iran, Cuba, South Africa; said he provided intelligence to U.S. diplomats about regimes while on the run.

source: http://www.forbes.com/lists/2010/10/billionaires-2010_Marc-Rich_THOQ.html

“Glencore is Marc Rich’s legacy”

March 2, 2010

It’s a well-known fact that oil made Marc Rich the world’s richest and most powerful commodities trader. Oil also made Rich – born Marcell David Reich – infamous around the world for his illegal deals with Iran during the hostage crisis almost 30 years ago. But what few people know is that metals – rather than oil – are responsible for kicking off and ultimately ending his career, Daniel Ammann, author of Rich biography “The King of Oil” reveals. Read the rest of this entry »

Der mächtigste Manager der Schweiz

March 2, 2010

Willy Strothotte ist heute in der Schweiz weitgehend unbekannt. Das ist kein Zufall. Wer aber ist der Nachfolger des legendären Rohstoffhändlers Marc Rich, dessen Konzern Glencore mit der gewollten Intransparenz allmählich ein Problem bekommt?

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Book Talk: On Glencore founder Marc Rich

February 18, 2010

Digging deep into the world of commodities trading was no easy task for Swiss-based author Daniel Ammann and his latest biography. “The King of Oil” is an exclusive, no-holds barred biography of billionaire commodities trader, former fugitive and founder of the trading giant that became Glencore, Marc Rich. Read the rest of this entry »