DALLAS (AP) - This week marks the 29th anniversary of an attempt
by Nelson Bunker Hunt and his brothers to buy up the silver market.
The collapse of that effort by the sons of Dallas oil tycoon H.L. Hunt took with it a large part of the Hunt fortune.
Bunker Hunt was once considered the world's richest private individual. But he was left with lawsuits, bankruptcy and tax problems in the aftermath of what has become known as Silver Thursday.
Now 83, he lives in relative modesty in a North Dallas house with his wife of 57 years. He and his brothers lost more than $2 billion dollars and Bunker Hunt ended up filing for bankruptcy. But he says he has no regrets.