- NAME: J. Paul Getty
- OCCUPATION: Art Collector, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
- BIRTH DATE: December 15, 1892
- DEATH DATE: June 06, 1976
- EDUCATION: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, University of California, Berkeley, Oxford University, Polytechnic High School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- PLACE OF DEATH: Sutton Place, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
- Full Name: Jean Paul Getty
- AKA: J. Paul Getty
- AKA: Jean Getty
- AKA: Paul Getty
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Billionaire businessman J. Paul Getty became president of the Getty Oil Company after his father George Getty’s death. His Getty Foundation funds the J. Paul Getty Museum and other artist endeavors.
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The couple had two more sons: Eugene Paul and Gordon Peter. Getty's fifth wife was singer Louise Lynch; the couple married in 1930 and divorced in 1958. Getty's son with Lynch, Timothy, tragically died at age 12.
J. Paul Getty died of heart failure on June 6, 1976, at his mansion in Surrey, England. His expansive art collection is displayed at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Upon his death, Getty bequeathed $1.2 billion to his charitable trust, the Getty Foundation, to be used toward endowment of the arts.
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