American Dynasties: Legacy of Great Wealth, Great Drama

John Paul Getty III, scion of one of the world's richest oil families who died at 54 this past weekend, lived on a landscape cratered by tragedy and dysfunctional relationships … familiar terrain for the Gettys and for several of this country's best known dynasties. Kidnapped in Rome at age 16, his captors tied him to a stake for five months and cut off his ear because his distrustful and miserly grandfather would not initially pay the ransom. J. Paul Getty, considered then to be the richest...Full Story
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