Jean Paul Getty


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Jean Paul Getty (December 15, 1892 – June 6, 1976) was an Anglo-American industrialist. He founded the Getty Oil Company, and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American, whilst the 1966 Guinness Book of Records named him as the world's richest private citizen, worth an estimated $1.2 billion. At his death, he was worth more than $2 billion. A book published in 1996 ranked him ... more »

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  • ''If you can actually count your money, then you are not really a rich man.''
    J. Paul Getty (1892-1976), U.S. oil millionaire, arts patron. quoted in Observer (London, Nov. 3, 1957).
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