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huntH.L. Hunt, father of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Lamar Hunt, invested in oil and made his family one of America’s richest.

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  • The Hunt family is one of the wealthiest families in America. Their fortune came from H.L. Hunt’s early investments in American oil. 
  • His son, the late Lamar Hunt, was a founding member of the American Football League and owner of the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Grandson Clark Hunt is the current CEO of the Chiefs — who are going to the Super Bowl this year.  
Haroldson Lafayette Hunt was known as one of the richest men in America. He made his fortune in the oil industry.hl hunt

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Source: Encyclopedia Britannica, The New York Times

He founded Hunt Oil Company in 1936. He saw great success in the oil business and reportedly used profits to invest in other industries like publishing, cosmetics, and even pecan farming.hl hunt

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Source: Encyclopedia Britannica, The New York Times

Hunt died in 1974 with an estimated net worth of between $2 billion and $3 billion.hl hunt

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Source: Encyclopedia Britannica

Hunt had 15 children with three different women, according to Forbes, and his fortune was put into trusts for each of them.hl hunt ruth ray hunt

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Source: Forbes, The Victoria Advocate

One of Hunt’s sons, Lamar Hunt, founded the American Football League.lamar hunt

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Source: Smithsonian Magazine

He also owned the Kansas City Chiefs with his wife Norma until he died in 2006.lamar hunt

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Source: Chiefs

Lamar and Nora’s children inherited the team when he died. They still own the franchise today.GettyImages 1200776637

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Source: Chiefs

Lamar’s family also owns a minority stake in the Chicago Bulls NBA team.United Center Chicago Bulls

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Source: Forbes

They also have a family real estate portfolio that includes SubTropolis, an underground business complex in Kansas City.subtropolis

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Source: Forbes

Lamar’s sister, Caroline Hunt, founded Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in 1979 after her father left her The Rosewood Corporation. She died in 2018.caroline rose hunt

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Source: The Associated Press

Their brother, William Herbert Hunt, led their oil and gas company Petro-Hunt. He now serves as an advisor and several other family members run the company with him.hunt brothers

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Source: Petro-Hunt

Another brother, Ray Lee Hunt, is the wealthiest of all 15 siblings, according to Forbes. He has a net worth of $5.2 billion and currently serves as the chairman for Hunt Consolidated, Inc.ray L hunt

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Source: Forbes, Hunt Consolidated, Inc.

Grandson Clark Hunt is the current CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs.LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 07: Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt of the Kansas City Chiefs walks on the field before a game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on January 07, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt of the Kansas City Chiefs walks on the field before a game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on January 07, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada

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As of 2020, the Hunt family had a combined net worth of $15.5 billion, making them one of the richest families in America.hunt family

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Source: Forbes, Business Insider

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