Business: Whale into Jonah?

Of all prodigious oilmen not the least is J. (for Jean) Paul Getty of Los Angeles. He was born in Minneapolis. His father George was of Scottish descent, a man who began life with little money and died in 1930 leaving an estate valued at $21.000,000. Jean Paul went to the University of California, later to Oxford whence he was graduated in 1914. In 1915 Jean Paul, interested in philosophy, an athlete, a pianist, a speaker of eight languages, was an oil lease broker in Tulsa, Okla.. with not a penny of his father's...

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