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| Basil Zaharoff |
|Born||Zacharias Basileios Zacharoff|
Muğla, Ottoman Empire
|Died||1936-11-27 (Age 87)|
Monte Carlo, Monaco
|Nationality||Ottoman, Greek, French|
The first modern arms dealer, cunning, aggressive and ruthless.
Basil Zaharoff became one of the richest men in the world by pioneering the profession of the modern arms dealer.
In his groudbreaking 2011 book, The Shadow World, Andrew Feinstein states that Basil Zaharoff was the first of the modern arms dealers.
Zaharoff has inspired several depictions in fiction. Some aspects of his life were used as the basis for elements of Citizen Kane.