John Paul Getty III

John Paul Getty III

Born Nov 4, 1956

John Paul Getty III, also known as Paul Getty, was the eldest of the four children of John Paul Getty, Jr. and Abigail (née Harris), and the grandson of oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty. His son is actor Balthazar Getty.

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1956 Birth Born on November 4, 1956.
1964 7 Years Old Getty spent most of his childhood in Rome, Italy, while his father headed the Italian division for the Getty family's oil business. His parents divorced in 1964 and his father married again in 1966 to model and actress Talitha Pol. … Read More


1971 14 Years Old In early 1971, he was expelled from St. Georges after having painted the hallways of the school one night, taking inspiration from Charles Manson's Helter Skelter. … Read More
1973 16 Years Old 1 More Event
At 3 a.m. on 10 July 1973, Getty, then age 16, was kidnapped in the Piazza Farnese in Rome. … Read More
1974 17 Years Old In 1974, Getty married German Gisela Martine Zacher (née Schmidt), who was five months pregnant. … Read More
1975 18 Years Old Getty was 18 years old when his son, Balthazar, was born in 1975. The couple divorced in 1993. … Read More


1981 24 Years Old Getty was an alcoholic and drug addict. In 1981, he imbibed a valium, methadone, and alcohol cocktail which caused liver failure and a stroke, leaving him a quadriplegic and nearly blind. … Read More


1987 30 Years Old By 1987, however, a daily regime of exercise, physiotherapy and speech therapy during which he reportedly showed "extraordinary willpower," had helped him regain some degree of autonomy. … Read More


1999 42 Years Old In 1999, Getty, along with several other members of his family, became citizens of the Republic of Ireland in return for investments in that country of approximately £1 million each, under a law which has since been repealed.


2011 54 Years Old On 5 February 2011, aged 54, Getty died at Wormsley, Buckinghamshire, following a long illness. … Read More
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