The movie’s plot is so fantastical that it has a lot of viewers wondering what is real and what is not in the movie. What happened to Paul Getty, the grandson kidnapped in All the Money in the World? The world's richest royal families' enormous wealth revealed, Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, After a year of devastating gun violence, three Chicago residents share what can be done to stop it, After Supreme Court dismisses Texas case, Trump says his efforts to challenge election results are ‘not over’. WATCH: All the Money in the World Kevin Spacey Trailer. Generous trust funds and enviable connections have helped a number of Vanderbilts stay relatively rich. The movie, of course, is also noteworthy because it features Christopher Plummer taking over the titular role from Kevin Spacey. Pictured is Nathan Mayer Rothschild, the originator of the English branch of the family. Investigators and some members of the Getty family questioned the scenario a possible hoax, orchestrated in part by the victim. He particularly disdained his third boy, John Paul Getty Jr., and viewed him as a dope-addled hippie,” reported The New York Post. Getty moved to Los Angeles “and studied for one semester at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Buddy Greene & Jeff Taylor; June 30, 2020. Oil multi-millionaire and art collector, John Paul Getty (1892 – 1976) with a glass of wine. Socialite, artist and fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt, a great-granddaughter of William Henry Vanderbilt, was reported to be worth in the region of $200 million before her death in 2019. Largely because of the sale of the company, the Getty family remains one of America's richest, with a fortune valued by Forbes at about $5 billion. “The weather was wonderful,” says Getty. Powered by. Getty, whose foundation recently made a $1 million gift to Glaad, told me that she is reluctant to say much about All the Money in the World because it covers such a difficult time in her family… Plummer so seamlessly occupies the persona of John Paul Getty Sr. that it’s a wonder any other actor was ever considered for the role (Plummer was still filming scenes for the movie through early December 2017). Mark Wahlberg’s former CIA agent/Getty security man was also based on a real character, although aspects of his behavior were left out. 39 Gifts That Are Selling Like Hotcakes During The Holidays, Top credit card wipes out interest until 2022 (seriously), This Is the Present Everyone's Talking About. 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. “A year after his release, at age 18, Getty married Martine Zacher, who was six years his senior. The Getty family estate just outside of London is the setting for the annual auction of James Bond's favorite cars. Keith & Kristyn Getty Family Hymn Sing LIVE Songwriter Special; June 23, 2020. May 10, 2019. In real life, John Paul Getty III was actually kidnapped by an Italian crime ring and held for ransom. What is left of the Rockefeller family fortune is stashed away in charitable trusts or divided among hundreds of descendants. Paul Getty: What Happened to the Real John Paul Getty III? Banker Baron Benjamin de Rothschild (pictured with his wife Ariane), from the French branch of the family, has a net worth at the time of writing of $1.5 billion, according to Forbes, making him the richest individual Rothschild. Advertisement. The family all took turns on watch during the passage, sharing the four-hour shifts. The grandson of one of the most storied American industrialists has been found dead in Los Angeles. When the senior Getty died in 1976, he left $500 to his son and nothing to his grandson,” The LA Times reported. In 1916, John D. Rockefeller allegedly became America's first billionaire. Getty’s mother, Gail, had to sue his father to get money for Paul Getty’s medical care after the overdose. Given that Getty was the richest man in the world at the time, this proposal has an undeniable allure. The likes of the Gettys, Vanderbilts and Rothschilds are synonymous with extreme wealth, but are these legendary old-money families still as rich and powerful as you might think in 2020? What is certain is that the various family charitable trusts control hundreds of millions of dollars and have helped fund arts and conservation projects, healthcare and international trade initiatives, and more. Keith & Kristyn Getty Family Hymn Sing LIVE; May 26, 2020. His daughter Hannah is a filmmaker, author and chair of the National Gallery in London. J. Paul Getty attempted to negotiate and only agreed to part with a reduced ransom payment after the gangsters cut off his grandson's ear and sent it to an Italian newspaper, along with a lock of his hair. The patriarch of the Rothschild banking dynasty and founding father of international finance, Mayer Amschel Rothschild was born in Frankfurt's Jewish ghetto in 1744, and rose to become Europe's leading banker. Patriarch Cornelius Vanderbilt (pictured) was the wealthiest person in the US by the 1860s, while his son William Henry Vanderbilt was the richest American during the 1870s and early 1880s. “Years later, the one-eared J. Paul III suffered a stroke after heavy drug use in New York which left him paralyzed and nearly blind for the rest of his life,” Forbes reported. While this is not an exact family tree, it does show a list of many popular members of the Getty family. Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, is the wealthiest member of the English branch of the family. The Getty family money came from oil.Though J. Paul's father started the family business, he was the one to turn it into a major success after negotiating leases with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in … Only one member of the family appears on Forbes' latest list of global billionaires. Paul Getty, the grandson in the movie, is the father of the actor Balthazar Getty. Unlike the Vanderbilts, who in the most part gave away or squandered their money, the Hearsts held on to and expanded the family business. But Cooper did inherit most of her $200 million fortune, while her New York apartment was given to her other son Leopold Stokowski. Investor, philanthropist and acclaimed composer Gordon Getty (pictured), J. Paul Getty's fourth child, is the richest living family member. Other notable and affluent descendants of Cornelius Vanderbilt include the 12th Duke of Marlborough, custodian of English stately home Blenheim Palace and who is related to the patriarch through his great-grandmother Consuelo Vanderbilt, as well as Hollywood screenwriter James Vanderbilt (pictured), and actor Timothy Olyphant. According to The New York Times, his life took more troubled turns; he overdosed on drugs at age 24, which led to a stroke and left him in a wheelchair, partly blind, and mute for the rest of his life. Despite his son asking the eldest Getty for the money, the oil tycoon refused. In real life, the kidnappers were “part of a ragtag group that included Mafia members, a carpenter and a hospital orderly,” according to The Post. His grandfather disapproved of his marrying so young and disinherited him. The richest individual family member, he was worth an estimated $3.3 billion, most of which has been earmarked for good causes. Gloria Vanderbilt's son, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, had said he wouldn't inherit a dime of his mother's money. “With only peripheral vision, Getty had problems communicating, and could emit only a high-pitched scream.” Rehabilitation eventually allowed him to attend the movie theater, concerts, and even to ski, the site reports. The investment banker has a net worth of £1 billion according to Bloomberg. John Paul Getty II with his second wife, Talitha Pol. The Getty family received a phone call asking for a $17.0 million ransom to be paid for his safe return. Its richest member today is philanthropist Gordon Getty, 81, worth an estimated $2.1 billion. The movie All the Money in the World was written by David Scarpa and is based on the 1995 book by John Pearson called Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortune and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty. Andrew’s mother and father have kept that legacy alive; they … Forbes puts the family fortune at $5 billion, which makes it America's 54th richest family. Keith & Kristyn Getty Family Hymn Sing LIVE; June 16, 2020. Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. Forbes estimates that the Getty family is still worth about $5 billion, a fortune accumulated in oil. He’s the grandson of the extremely wealthy, shrewd but emotionally distant John Paul Getty, a man who felt more comfortable with objects than he did with fellow human beings (luckily for the Getty Museum that bears his name and was built on his legendary art collection.). For much of the 19th century, the Rothschild family was the richest in the world. The writer of Trust, Simon Beaufoy, told The Hollywood Reporter that he had wished to speak to Gail as she is the only living member of the Getty family who … There was indeed a sympathetic kidnapper named Cinquanta, according to Vanity Fair. The Getty family’s real-life story is one of tragedy, drug use, emotional abandonment, misfortune, and, yes, a notorious kidnapping that resulted in a severed ear. Here Dr. Rajiv J Shah, current President of The Rockefeller Foundation, is pictured on his first visit in Africa meeting with Mary Otieno, a fish vendor and participant of a Rockerfeller project. His son J. Paul Getty founded the Getty Oil Company in 1942 and was the richest private citizen in the world by the 1950s. Getty Family Hymn Sing LIVE Feat. It’s true that Paul’s father was drug-addled and a backseat player in dealing with his son’s kidnapping. Much of her fortune was made up of cash from her trust fund, not to mention earnings from the New Yorker's eponymous fashion line. News today of heir John Gilbert Getty’s death is the latest in this line of tragedies to befall the descendants of billionaire oil baron Jean Paul Getty, the family patriarch. If anything, though, considering what happened to Paul Getty after the abduction, the movie understates the tragic nature of the Getty fortune and family. By Joanne Shurvell Contributor. GETTY FAMILY TREE . Getty Oil “was ultimately absorbed by Texaco in 1984 and today is probably part of Chevron,” reports Forbes. Gilded Age icons, the Vanderbilts amassed a colossal fortune from railroads and shipping during the latter half of the 19th century. © Produced by Mathew Brady's studio, restored by Michel Vuijlsteke [Public domain], via Wikimedia Comm... © By Unknown author [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, © Rockefeller Archive Center [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, © By Oscar White ([1]) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, © By Elbert Hubbard [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, © By Alonso de Mendoza [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, © By Thor19 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons, © By Aaron Tycko (UnknownUnknown source) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. ), In the new Hollywood film, All the Money in the World, John Paul Getty III (known as Paul Getty) is kidnapped by a ring of Italian criminals. The richest private individual in modern history, John D. Rockefeller had a peak net worth of almost $400 billion in today's money. Keith & Kristyn Getty Family Hymn Sing LIVE; June 9, 2020. Cooper was already rich in his own right, as the award-winning TV journalist earns $11 million a year from his CNN gig and prior to his recent windfall was estimated to be worth $110 million. For example, it’s true that when the elder Getty eventually agreed to pay ransom, he did so only because it was tax deductible, the Times reported. Today, the Getty museums in Westwood and Malibu are part of the family’s legacy. Another scion, Patty Hearst, a granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, was famously kidnapped and held hostage in 1974 by domestic terrorist group the Symbionese Liberation Army. When she was eventually discovered, Hearst was arrested and thrown in prison, but her sentence was later commuted and she was pardoned by President Clinton in 2001. J. Paul Getty died at his mansion in England in 1976 at the ripe old age of 83, leaving a fortune of $4 billion, which is $17.3 billion in today's money, most of which was channeled into the J. Paul Getty Trust, now the world's wealthiest art institution. Today, none of the companies founded by Cornelius Vanderbilt remain in the family. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Notoriously frugal, J. Paul Getty (pictured) complained about his dying son Timmy's medical bills, and when his grandson John Paul Getty III was kidnapped in Rome in July 1973 by 'Ndrangheta gangsters he refused to pay the ransom. Although he survived the notorious abduction, John Paul Getty III died at age 54 in 2011 in his home in London, England. Paul Getty died as a father of two and grandfather of six, and his son memorialized him in The Los Angeles Times by saying that his father had “taught us how to live our lives and overcome obstacles and extreme adversity and we shall miss him dearly.” Although he’d once charmed his grandfather, John Paul Getty III’s relationship with the elder Getty fractured after the kidnapping. Forbes estimates that the Getty family is still worth about $5 billion, a fortune accumulated in oil. Initially, they did not take the call seriously, suspecting it was a ploy by Paul Getty III to get some money out of his grandfather. “For the rest of his life, unable even to enunciate his own name, he had to be spoon-fed, dressed, bathed and cared for around the clock by his mother, Gail, and a team of carers,” The Telegraph recounted. J. Paul Getty's grandson Mark Getty, the founder of picture library Getty Images, is worth several hundred million dollars, while actor and musician Balthazar Getty (pictured) is said to have a fortune of some $200 million. Over the years, the family fortune has been divided among the many descendants of Mayer Amschel Rothschild and has funded everything from splendid châteaux to mining and energy companies to large-scale philanthropic endeavors. (Warning: As the movie closely follows real life, there are some spoilers ahead. Today’s bright young Gettys, though, are a very well-behaved if very well-heeled bunch of blonds. His son David Rockefeller Jr. is the current chair of the principal family foundation and worth considerably less than his late father as the family's wealth becomes ever more diluted. In fact, George Getty was convinced his womanising son would eventually ruin the family company. In real life, at the age of 16, John Paul Getty III – known as Paul Getty – “had become somewhat of a fringe celebrity while living in Rome, thanks to his last name,” Vanity Fair reports. However, he was also addicted to drugs and alcohol, which led to a near-fatal stroke in 1981,” according to The Los Angeles Times. The original media mogul and the inspiration behind Orson Welles' Citizen Kane, William Randolph Hearst owned 28 major newspapers and 18 magazines at the peak of his career. The Getty family has held prominence in the world dating back many years, so it's no wonder that many people have a fascination with its members. For four decades Gisela, mother of the actor Balthazar Getty with Little Paul as well as Anna from a previous marriage, has not broken the Getty family’s code of silence. Other living scions of note include designer Ariana Rockefeller (pictured) and politician Jay Rockefeller, who has an estimated personal fortune of $160 million. 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