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Jean Paul Getty, Sr

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Death: June 6, 1976 (83)
Surrey, England
Place of Burial: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Franklin Getty and Sarah Catherine Getty
Ex-husband of <private> Getty (Demont); Louise Dudley Getty; Adolphine Getty; Allene Gladys Ashby and Ann Getty / Light
Father of George Franklin Getty, II; Timothy Ware Getty; <private> Getty; Paula Eckstrom; John (Eugene) Paul Getty, Jr and 1 other
Brother of Gertrude Lois Getty

Occupation: Industrialist, Philanthropist, Author
Managed by: Noah Tutak
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About J. 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.

Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: Oct 18, 1999

Find A Grave Memorial# 6730

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J. Paul Getty's Timeline

December 15, 1892
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
November 26, 1917
Age 24
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Age 31
September 7, 1932
Age 39
Los Angeles, USA