But since Gulbenkian is remembered at least as much for the splendours of his collection in the northern suburbs of Lisbon as for his investments in oil in the early part of the last century, one would have liked more information - or speculation, at least - about his collecting motivation; not least how he compares to that other great oil man and collector, Jean Paul Getty
When Jean Paul Getty
's grandson was kidnapped and a $17million ransom demanded, lawyer Robina Lund was one of just five people in the world who knew exactly what the oil tycoon did to secure the teenager's safe return.
The heir to Jean Paul Getty
's empire is taken hostage.
The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty
to pay the ransom.
The movie, directed by Ridley Scott, tells the story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather, Jean Paul Getty
, to pay the ransom.
DVDSwith Ian Bunting Ridley Scott's best film since 2008's Body of Lies is a gripping take on the kidnapping of billionaire Jean Paul Getty
All The Money In The World (15) A true story about Jean Paul Getty
, an enormously wealthy oil tycoon, and infamously miserly.
Oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty
- the subject of a new film - was the richest man in the world, worth $1.2billion in 1966, the equivalent of PS6.8billion today.
It was a good move, because Scott (http://www.ibtimes.com/christopher-plummer-nominated-golden-globe-after-replacing-kevin-spacey-movie-2627208) received a Golden Globe nomination for playing the late oil tycoon, Jean Paul Getty
Spaceywill be replaced by veteran actor Christopher Plummer in the role of the late US oil tycoon, Jean Paul Getty
, in the Ridley Scott-directed drama about the 1973 kidnapping of his then teenage grandson, John Paul Getty III, the three publications reported.
But before we go any further, a word on the benefactor of these palaces of art, Jean Paul Getty
(1892-1976), once the world's richest man, thanks to his daring and foresight in buying a 60-year lease on Saudi oil.
"In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy," Jean Paul Getty
said more than 50 years ago.