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John Paul Getty III

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Date of Birth November 4, 1956
Date of Death February 5, 2011, Wormsley, Stokenchurch, United Kingdom
Place of Birth Minneapolis
Country United States
Profession Entrepreneur
Horoscope Scorpio

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John Paul Getty III net worth, birthday, age, height, weight, wiki, fact 2022! In this article, we will discover how old is John Paul Getty III? Who is John Paul Getty III dating now & how much money does John Paul Getty III have?

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John Paul Getty III Biography

John Paul Getty III is a famous Entrepreneur, who was born on November 4, 1956 in United States. According to Astrologers, John Paul Getty III's zodiac sign is Scorpio.

John Paul Getty III (/ˈ ɡ ɛ t i / ; November 4, 1956 – February 5, 2011), was the grandson of American oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, who was once the richest man in the world. While living in Rome in 1973, he was kidnapped by the ‘Ndrangheta, and held for a $17 million ransom. His grandfather was reluctant to pay, but after his severed ear was received by a newspaper, he negotiated payment to $2.2 million, and Getty was released—five months after being kidnapped. Getty soon after developed drug and alcohol addiction, eventually leading to a stroke that left him severely disabled for the rest of his life.

Getty was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He spent most of his childhood in Rome while his father headed the Italian division of the Getty family oil business. His parents divorced in 1964 when he was eight years old, and his father married model and actress Talitha Pol in 1966. The family adopted a hippie lifestyle, spending much time in Britain and Morocco during the 1960s. Getty remained in Italy with his mother Gail and attended St. George’s British International School in Rome.

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In early 1972, Getty was expelled from St. George’s after painting offensive six-feet high wording in a hallway of the school, aimed at the school’s headmaster. In July 1971 his stepmother had died of a heroin overdose in Rome, and his father had moved back to the United Kingdom, partly to escape charges of drug possession which he was facing in Italy. Paul remained in Italy where he lived a bohemian lifestyle, living in a squat, frequenting nightclubs and taking part in left-wing demonstrations. He had considerable artistic talent and reportedly earned a living making jewelry, selling his paintings and cartoons, and appearing in movies as an extra. The Italian adult magazine Playmen paid him $1,000 to appear naked in a spread and on the cover of its August 1973 issue, released a month after he was kidnapped.

John Paul Getty III Net Worth

John Paul Getty III is one of the richest Entrepreneur & listed on most popular Entrepreneur. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, John Paul Getty III net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.

John Paul Getty III Net Worth & Salary
Net Worth $1.5 Million
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Source of Income Entrepreneur
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In early 1972, Getty was expelled from St. George’s after painting offensive six-feet high wording in a hallway of the school, aimed at the school’s headmaster. In July 1971 his stepmother had died of a heroin overdose in Rome, and his father had moved back to the United Kingdom, partly to escape charges of drug possession which he was facing in Italy. Paul remained in Italy where he lived a bohemian lifestyle, living in a squat, frequenting nightclubs and taking part in left-wing demonstrations. He had considerable artistic talent and reportedly earned a living making jewelry, selling his paintings and cartoons, and appearing in movies as an extra. The Italian adult magazine Playmen paid him $1,000 to appear naked in a spread and on the cover of its August 1973 issue, released a month after he was kidnapped.

After Paul’s ear was sent, his grandfather agreed to pay no more than $2.2 million (equivalent to $12.7 million in 2019)—the maximum amount that was tax deductible—and lent the remainder to his son, who was responsible for repaying the sum at four percent interest. Paul was found alive on December 15, 1973, in a petrol station of Lauria in the province of Potenza shortly after the ransom was paid. At his mother’s suggestion, he called his grandfather to thank him for paying the ransom, but J. Paul Getty refused to come to the phone.

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In November 1973, a daily newspaper received an envelope containing a lock of hair, a human ear, and a threat from the kidnappers to mutilate Paul further unless they were paid $3.2 million (equivalent to $18.4 million in 2019). The letter read, “This is Paul’s first ear. If within ten days the family still believes that this is a joke mounted by him, then the other ear will arrive. In other words, he will arrive in little bits.” Paul’s health began to decline rapidly as his wound became infected, combined with pneumonia caused by the cold winter temperatures which were descending. His captors were alarmed at this sudden decline and gave him large doses of penicillin to treat the infection, which caused him to develop an allergy to the antibiotic and further affected his health. Getty’s biographer John Pearson attributed his later alcoholism to the large amounts of brandy that he was plied with in the last few months of his captivity to keep him warm and numb his pain.

Who is John Paul Getty III dating?

According to our records, John Paul Getty III married to Gisela Getty. As of May 2022, John Paul Getty III’s is not dating anyone.

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Nine of the kidnappers were apprehended, including Girolamo Piromalli and Saverio Mammoliti, high-ranking members of the ‘Ndrangheta, a Mafia organization in Calabria. Two of the kidnappers were convicted and sent to prison; the others were acquitted for lack of evidence, including the ‘Ndrangheta bosses. Most of the ransom money was never recovered. In 1977, Getty had an operation to rebuild the ear that his kidnappers had cut off.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Entrepreneur. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. John Paul Getty III celebrates birthday on November 4 of every year.

In 1974, Getty married German Gisela Martine Zacher (née Schmidt) who was five months pregnant. He had known her and her twin sister Jutta since before his kidnapping, and he was 18 years old when his son Balthazar was born in 1975. The couple divorced in 1993.

How did John Paul Getty III get paralyzed?

Getty was permanently affected by his kidnapping and suffered from drug and alcohol addiction during the years that followed. In 1981, he drank a Valium, methadone, and alcohol cocktail which caused liver failure and a stroke, leaving him quadriplegic, partially blind, and unable to speak.

What happened to John Paul Getty the third?

In 1981, at the age of 25, John Paul Getty III suffered a debilitating stroke after taking a Valium, methadone, and alcohol cocktail which caused him liver failure and a stroke, leaving him quadriplegic and partially blind. “Everything was gone,” said Bill Newsom, his godfather.

Is the Getty family still rich?

An avid collector, his penchant for antiquities and art was later displayed in the J. Paul Getty Museum, in LA, and he left around $66million (£463.3million) to the museum after his death. At the time of his death, in 1976, he is thought to have been worth $6billion (£4.2billion).

Was John Paul Getty III kidnappers caught?

Getty III was finally released and turned up at a gas station in the Italian countryside on December 15th, 1973. When he called his grandfather to thank him for paying the kidnappers’ ransom, J. Paul reportedly refused to come to the phone. Just two members of the ‘Ndrangheta organization were convicted for the crime.

Who cut off John Paul Getty's ear?

Paul senior—refused to pay, saying, “I have 14 other grandchildren. If I pay one penny, I’ll have 14 kidnapped grandchildren.” Getty III was held by the kidnappers in the mountains of Calabria for months. Getty III’s kidnappers eventually cut off his ear and mailed it with a lock of his hair to a newspaper in Rome.

Getty was permanently affected by his kidnapping and suffered from drug and alcohol addiction during the years that followed. In 1981, he drank a Valium, methadone, and alcohol cocktail which caused liver failure and a stroke, leaving him quadriplegic, partially blind, and unable to speak. Afterwards, his mother cared for him, and she sued his father for $28,000 a month to cover his medical needs. He never fully recovered and remained severely handicapped for the rest of his life. By 1987, however, he was able to regain some degree of autonomy, and he was able to ski when strapped to a metal frame.

A. J. Quinnell used Getty’s kidnapping as one piece of inspiration for his book Man on Fire. The 1995 book Painfully Rich: the Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty by John Pearson includes significant content on Getty’s kidnapping ordeal. The book was adapted to the 2017 film All the Money in the World, directed by Sir Ridley Scott. In the film, J Paul Getty is played by Christopher Plummer and John Paul Getty III is played by Charlie Plummer (as an adult) and Charlie Shotwell (at age 7). The kidnapping is also adapted in the 2018 television series Trust, produced by Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle, with Harris Dickinson as John Paul Getty III.

In 1999, Getty and several other members of his family became citizens of the Republic of Ireland in return for investments of approximately £1 million each, under a law which has since been repealed.

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