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Old 12-07-2005, 08:33 PM   #1
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Default where did kermit weeks get the cash to buy the largest aircraft collection in the world?

special on the history channel but I never saw where the $ came from.

family money i assume?
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Old 12-07-2005, 08:38 PM   #2
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Default Grandfather's money....royalties on oil in Australia

<i>The money for all this fun comes from the Weeks Royalty, a 2.5% levy on oil and gas production from the Bass Straits of southeast Australia--Australia's biggest oil field. Lewis G. Weeks, Kermit's grandfather, was the petroleum geologist who advised Broken Hill Proprietary on where to search for oil and helped broker an exploration deal with Exxon, his former employer. Four billion barrels later, Bass Straits has bought a lot of airplanes and built a lot of university geology buildings</I><ul><li><a href="http://www.forbes.com/2001/01/15/0115garage.html">http://www.forbes.com/2001/01/15/0115garage.html</a</li></ul>
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Old 12-07-2005, 08:42 PM   #3
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Default nice, thanks! they say ask jeeves HA! I say ASK AWOT

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