J. Paul Getty: The Dysfunctional Billionaire by Daniel Alef
Approx. 1,600 words.
Published on October 13, 2009.
Profile of J. Paul Getty, one of America’s first billionaires. Getty, the richest man in the world in the mid 20th century, was a consummate businessman who built an oil empire and left a vast antiquities and art collection as his legacy. But he was a womanizer, a miser, and a completely dysfunctional parent. This is a tale of great success in business and utter failure as a human being.