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The incredible yet tragic life of the man with all the money in the world

Lovemoney Logo By lovemoney staff of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 36: Ridley Scott's new film All The Money In The World follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III in 1973, and the point-blank refusal of his billionaire industrialist grandfather J. Paul Getty to pay the ransom cash. We explore the curious life of this infamously frugal billionaire, who was once the richest person on the planet. WARNING: contains plot spoilers from the film.

The true story of the planet's most notoriously miserly billionaire

Ridley Scott's new film "All The Money In The World" follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III in 1973, and the point-blank refusal of his billionaire industrialist grandfather J. Paul Getty to pay the ransom cash.

Click ahead as we explore the curious life of this infamously frugal billionaire, who was once the richest person on the planet.

WARNING: Contains plot spoilers from the film.

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