Getty Family Net Worth: At the beginning of the first episode of Trust, the new FX drama centered around the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, oil scion J. Paul Getty (Donald Sutherland) asks his five mistresses a question. “Which of you loves me the most?” he asks, with an uncomfortable mixture of mischief and monstrousness.
He goes on to explain that he will reward the most loving mistress in his will with a comfortable piece of his fortune. So, did Getty leave some of his fortunes to his mistresses, as he suggested at the beginning of the Trust? He sure did that. Getty left money and shares of Getty’s oil stock to 12 women whom he knew from different parts of his life—many of whom were lovers.
This plan has an undeniable allure, considering that Getty was the wealthiest man in the world at the time. Getty was worth $1,2 billion, which corresponds to $9 billion in adjusted inflation today.
Getty had many people to remember when it came to distributer his money. When Getty died in 1976, three of his five sons, sixteen grandchildren, one grandchild, five ex-wives, and several female girls had survived.