The Getty Kidnapping: How Much is a Grandson’s Life Worth?

  Jean Paul Getty (1892-1976) was one of the wealthiest man in the world. In 1966 the Guinness Book of Records named him as the wealthiest man on the planet with a fortune of $1.2 billion ($9.1 billion in 2017). He earned his fortune in the oil business, and in 1996 The Wealthy 100 ranked him as the 67th... Continue Reading →

Back When a Billion Dollars Really Meant Something

When you think of big bucks, names like Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg probably come to mind. These guys were comparative paupers compared to history's biggest bankroll barons. When adjusted for inflation, John D. Rockefeller's fortune of $336 billion is more than double that of Bill Gates' holdings at their peak. While Gates does show... Continue Reading →

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