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Get this from a library! J. Paul Getty: the richest American.. [Ralph Hewins]. About J. Paul Getty. Jean Paul Getty was an American industrialist and founder of the Getty Oil Company. In Fortune magazine named him the richest living American, and the Guinness Book of Records named him the world’s richest private citizen, worth nearly. This book "How To Be Rich" goes into the mind of J. Paul Getty, as he tells his story. He talks about his family, his rise as a business titan, and on what he thinks an executive should be like. He also talks about his vision for America, which even though this book was written in the 60s, sounds I was inspired to read this book, and bought it /5(). While writing his autobiography, Jean Paul Getty - then perhaps the world's richest man - hoped it would be the final verdict on himself, on his many friends and associates, and on his times. Regrettably, it proved to be so: Getty died in as As I See It was going to press/5.
J. Paul Getty was named by Forbes in as the Richest American and a couple of years later he was described as the world’s richest private citizen by the Guinness Book . Klepper & Gunther () In the book The Wealthy , authors Michael Klepper and Robert Gunther placed John D. Rockefeller atop the list of the richest Americans in history, followed by Cornelius Vanderbilt and John Jacob Astor. Bill Gates was the top living person, coming in fifth. John Paul Getty III (/ ˈ ɡ ɛ t i /; November 4, – February 5, ), was the grandson of American oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, who was once the richest man in the living in Rome in , he was kidnapped by the 'Ndrangheta, and held for a $17 million grandfather was reluctant to pay, but after his severed ear was received by a newspaper, he negotiated payment to Born: November 4, , Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hewins, Ralph. Richest American: J. Paul Getty. New York, Dutton, (OCoLC) Named Person: J Paul Getty; J.
The Great Getty: THE LIFE AND LOVES OF J. PAUL GETTY--RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD by Robert Lenzner (Crown: $; pp.): THE HOUSE OF GETTY by Russell Miller (Henry . He also permitted himself to be the subject of a biography. "The Richest American," by Ralph Hewins, which was published by Dutton in The oilman's grandson, J. Paul Getty 3d, was kidnapped in Italy in , and the oilman was asked to pay a $16 million ransom. Jean Paul Getty was an American industrialist and founder of the Getty Oil Company. In Fortune magazine named him the richest living American, and the Guinness Book of Records named him the world's richest private citizen, worth nearly 9 billion dollars in today's money. He was the author of several books, including the bestselling How to Be Rich, and his autobiography, As I See It/5(). J. Paul Getty was not nice, according to the first two biographers of the man who many people believe--wrongly--was the world’s richest person. He was a liar, a cheat, a bigamist and just plain.