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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 13,424,213 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). J. Paul Getty is the 38th most popular businessperson (down from 29th in 2019), the 404th most popular biography from United States (down from 333rd in 2019) and the 15th 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 38 out of 601Before him are Hugh Hefner, J. P. Morgan, Guccio Gucci, Otto Frank, João Havelange, and Robert Bosch. After him are Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Ettore Bugatti, Ferruccio Lamborghini, Soichiro Honda, Robert Kiyosaki, and Ronald Wayne.

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Among people born in 1892, J. Paul Getty ranks 20Before him are Alexander Alekhine, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Sepp Dietrich, Theodor Eicke, Amanullah Khan, and Arthur Compton. After him are Gregor Strasser, Ferdinand Schörner, Arthur Honegger, Engelbert Dollfuss, Erwin Panofsky, and Edward Victor Appleton. Among people deceased in 1976, J. Paul Getty ranks 18Before him are Jean Gabin, André Malraux, Trofim Lysenko, Man Ray, Benjamin Britten, and Henrik Dam. After him are Alexander Calder, Ulrike Meinhof, Joachim Peiper, Benjamin Graham, Jacques Monod, and Anneliese Michel.

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Among people born in United States, J. Paul Getty ranks 404 out of 18,182Before him are Dianne Wiest (1946), Paul Ekman (1934), Sydney Pollack (1934), Franklin Pierce (1804), Sylvia Plath (1932), and Howard Gardner (1943). After him are Stevie Wonder (1950), Joseph Smith (1805), Paul Walker (1973), Eminem (1972), Paul Auster (1947), and Julia Roberts (1967).

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Among businesspeople born in United States, J. Paul Getty ranks 15Before him are Colonel Sanders (1890), Ray Kroc (1902), P. T. Barnum (1810), Steve Ballmer (1956), Hugh Hefner (1926), and J. P. Morgan (1837). After him are Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Ronald Wayne (1934), Robert Kardashian (1944), Mark Zuckerberg (1984), Martin Cooper (1928), and Margaret Hamilton (1936).