Jean Paul Getty (1892 - 1976) MP

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Place of Burial: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
Death: Died
Managed by: Noah Gregory Tutak
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About Jean Paul Getty

Jean Paul Getty (December 15, 1892 – June 6, 1976) was an American industrialist. He founded the Getty Oil Company, and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American. At his death, he was worth more than $2 billion. A book published in 1996 ranked him as the 67th richest American who ever lived, based on his wealth as a percentage of the gross national product.

Getty was an avid collector of art and antiquities; his collection formed the basis of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, and over $661 million of his estate was left to the museum after his death. He established the J. Paul Getty Trust in 1953. The trust is the world's wealthiest art institution, and operates the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Conservation Institute.

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J. Paul Getty's Timeline

December 15, 1892
Age 30
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Age 34
September 7, 1932
Age 39
Los Angeles, USA
Age 52
June 6, 1976
Age 83