J. Paul Getty

1892 - 1976

J. Paul Getty

Jean Paul Getty (; December 15, 1892 – June 6, 1976), known widely as J. Paul Getty, was an American-born British petrol-industrialist, and the patriarch of the Getty family. He founded the Getty Oil Company, and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American, while the 1966 Guinness Book of Records named him as the world's richest private citizen, worth an estimated $1.2 billion (approx. $7.2 billion in 2018). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. Paul Getty has received more than 11,117,092 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 24th most popular businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, J. Paul Getty ranks 24 out of 481Before him are Muhammad Yunus, Adolf Dassler, Amancio Ortega, P. T. Barnum, Colonel Sanders, and Florentino Pérez. After him are Jules Rimet, Ludwig Erhard, Andrew Carnegie, Ray Kroc, Tim Cook, and Ettore Bugatti.

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Among people born in 1892, J. Paul Getty ranks 12Before him are Haile Selassie, Louis de Broglie, Manfred von Richthofen, Pearl S. Buck, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, and Zita of Bourbon-Parma. After him are Alexander Alekhine, Oliver Hardy, Sepp Dietrich, Arthur Compton, Theodor Eicke, and Engelbert Dollfuss. Among people deceased in 1976, J. Paul Getty ranks 13Before him are Luchino Visconti, Max Ernst, Zhou Enlai, Bernard Montgomery, Fritz Lang, and Jean Gabin. After him are Ulrike Meinhof, André Malraux, Trofim Lysenko, Henrik Dam, Joachim Peiper, and Benjamin Britten.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, J. Paul Getty ranks 239 out of 12,171Before him are Robert Duvall (1931), Nina Simone (1933), Lee Van Cleef (1925), Gene Hackman (1930), Ava Gardner (1922), and Arthur Miller (1915). After him are Pete Conrad (1930), Emily Dickinson (1830), Fred Astaire (1899), Ronnie James Dio (1942), Edward Thorndike (1874), and Mario Puzo (1920).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, J. Paul Getty ranks 9Before him are Bill Gates (1955), John D. Rockefeller (1839), Vince McMahon (1945), David Rockefeller (1915), P. T. Barnum (1810), and Colonel Sanders (1890). After him are Ray Kroc (1902), Tim Cook (1960), Hugh Hefner (1926), J. P. Morgan (1837), Martin Cooper (1928), and Robert Kiyosaki (1947).

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