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The triumph and tragedy of the world’s richest man who trusted no one

Lovemoney Logo By lovemoney staff of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 36: The 1973 kidnapping of industrialist J. Paul Getty's grandson, and his refusal to play the ransom demanded, has recently been the subject of both a film, All The Money In The World, and a TV series called Trust. But Getty's life was extraordinary in many other ways too. We explore the life and time of this infamously frugal billionaire, who was once the richest person on the planet. WARNING: contains plot spoilers.

The story of the planet's most notoriously miserly billionaire

The 1973 kidnapping of industrialist J. Paul Getty's grandson, and his refusal to play the ransom demanded, has recently been the subject of both a film, All The Money In The World, and a TV series called Trust. But Getty's life was extraordinary in many other ways too. We explore the life and time of this infamously frugal billionaire, who was once the richest person on the planet. WARNING: contains plot spoilers.
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