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Gordon Getty

President and Chairman, Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation
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Net worth 2018: $2.12 Billion
Industry: Energy
Residence: San Francisco, California
Country: United States
BirthDay: 20 December 1933
Sigh: Capricorn
Children: 7
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
BIOGRAPHY

Gordon Getty was bornon 20 December 1933 in San Francisco, California, United States, is President and Chairman, Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation. Gordon Getty is #1143 in List Billionaires People In The World. Gordon Getty led the sale of his family's Getty Oil to Texaco for $10.1 billion in 1984, after his oil tycoon father J. Paul Getty died in 1976. Once the sole trustee of the family trust, Getty orchestrated the breakup into six separate trusts in 1985. In 2015, Gordon's son Andrew Getty died in his Beverly Hills mansion at age 47, reportedly due to medical issues and an unhealthy lifestyle. Gordon Getty is a classical music composer, whose compositions include the Canterville Ghost, Plump Jack, and Usher House. An opera and wine aficionado, Getty is a partner in Odette Estate winery in Napa Valley.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$2 Billion

2010

$2 Billion

2011

$2 Billion

2012

$2 Billion

2013

$2 Billion

2014

$2.1 Billion

2015

$2.1 Billion

2016

$2.1 Billion

2017

$2.1 Billion

2018

$2.12 Billion

TIMELINE
2016

Gordon Getty's life and work was chronicled in Peter Rosen's documentary Gordon Getty: There Will be Music which premiered on February 5, 2016 at Cinema Village in New York City

2015

On May 9, 2015 was the premiere at Leipzig Opera of The Canterville Ghost opera by Gordon Getty

2011

According to the Forbes 400, as of September 2011 his net worth is $2 billion, making him number 212 on the list of the richest Americans

2002

In 2002, Getty founded ReFlow, a company which temporarily purchases shares in mutual funds to save funds taxes and commissions

1986

He joined the oil business to please his father; however, he eventually sold the family's Getty Oil to Texaco in 1986 for US$10 billion

1983

In 1983, Forbes magazine ranked him the richest person in America with a net worth a little over $2 billion

1976

When his father died in 1976, Gordon assumed control of Getty's US$2 billion trust

1970

Aspiring to become an opera singer, Getty studied in the mid-1970s with Louise Caselotti, a mezzo-soprano who had been Maria Callas' voice teacher (1946–47)

1964

He married Ann Gilbert in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Christmas Day, 1964

1933

Gordon Peter Getty (born December 20, 1933) is an American businessman, investor, philanthropist and classical music composer, the fourth child of oil tycoon J

1921

His current net worth is cited as $2 billion, making him the 212th richest person in the United States

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