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If you Google “Getty family,” you’ll find a long lineage of noble-sounding names that tell a very American story.
At the top is the patriarch of all patriarchs, oil tycoon J. Paul Getty. A shrewd investor and master of oil extraction, first from the fields of Oklahoma, then Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. J. Paul Getty was, in a sense, the man who sold the world.
In 1957, Fortune magazine named J. Paul Getty the world’s richest private citizen, with an estimated $1.2 billion in the bank, or invested in precious objects which would come to make up part of the Getty Museum collection.