J. Paul Getty

1892 - 1976

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Jean Paul Getty Sr. (; December 15, 1892 – June 6, 1976) was an American-born British petroleum industrialist who founded the Getty Oil Company in 1942 and was the patriarch of the Getty family. A native of Minneapolis, he was the son of pioneer oilman George Getty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. Paul Getty has received more than 12,885,876 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). J. Paul Getty is the 29th most popular businessperson (down from 24th in 2019), the 333rd most popular biography from United States (down from 239th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Businessperson.

J. Paul Getty was an American industrialist and philanthropist. He was the founder of the Getty Oil Company, and his fortune was initially derived from the development of the East Texas oil fields. With his wealth, he became one of the world's wealthiest individuals. He established the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, to house his art collection and other artifacts.

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Among businesspeople, J. Paul Getty ranks 29 out of 604Before him are Colonel Sanders, Andrew Carnegie, Hugh Hefner, Tim Cook, Jules Rimet, and J. P. Morgan. After him are Florentino Pérez, P. T. Barnum, Robert Bosch, Ettore Bugatti, Steve Ballmer, and Ferruccio Lamborghini.

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Among people born in 1892, J. Paul Getty ranks 18Before him are Oliver Hardy, Alexander Alekhine, Theodor Eicke, Sepp Dietrich, Martin Niemöller, and Engelbert Dollfuss. After him are Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Ferdinand Schörner, Arthur Compton, Arthur Honegger, Gregor Strasser, and Ernst Lubitsch. Among people deceased in 1976, J. Paul Getty ranks 16Before him are Bernard Montgomery, Fritz Lang, Trofim Lysenko, Jean Gabin, Man Ray, and André Malraux. After him are Benjamin Britten, Ulrike Meinhof, Alexander Calder, Henrik Dam, Joachim Peiper, and Eyvind Johnson.

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Among people born in United States, J. Paul Getty ranks 333 out of 15,968Before him are Rock Hudson (1925), Dan Brown (1964), Calvin Coolidge (1872), Caitlyn Jenner (1949), Irvin D. Yalom (1931), and J. P. Morgan (1837). After him are Joe Frazier (1944), Martin Sheen (1940), Pete Conrad (1930), Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958), Stevie Wonder (1950), and Andrew Johnson (1808).

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Among businesspeople born in United States, J. Paul Getty ranks 12Before him are Vince McMahon (1945), Ray Kroc (1902), Colonel Sanders (1890), Hugh Hefner (1926), Tim Cook (1960), and J. P. Morgan (1837). After him are P. T. Barnum (1810), Steve Ballmer (1956), Robert Kardashian (1944), Jeff Bezos (1964), Robert Kiyosaki (1947), and Johns Hopkins (1795).