Paul Getty III never recovered; he developed a serious alcohol and prescription drug addiction. In 1981, he swallowed a cocktail of Valium, methadone and alcohol, resulting in a stroke that left him quadriplegic, partially blind and unable to speak. He died in 2011 at age 54.
Is the Getty family still rich?
In 1957, Fortune magazine named him the richest living American, while the 1966 Guinness Book of Records named him as the world’s richest private citizen, worth an estimated $1.2 billion (approximately $7.5 billion in 2020).
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Who inherited JP Gettys fortune?
Neither the coroner nor police had officially identified the man, but a statement from 47-year-old Andrew Getty’s parents, Ann and Gordon Getty, confirmed it was him. Gordon Getty is the San Francisco billionaire scion of the late J. Paul Getty, whose oil fortune made his family among the richest in U.S. history.
Is Paul Getty Jr still alive?
April 17, 2003
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