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

 

Jean Paul Getty refused ransom demand for grandson

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 richest American who ever lived. Continue reading

Rescued by Lions — I’m Not Lyin’

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In 2005 a 12-year-old girl who had been kidnapped was rescued by three unlikely heroes: lions.

The girl was taken from her home in Ethiopia by seven men, who beat her and attempted to force her to marry one of them. In what was largely described by locals as “some kind of miracle,” three lions showed up and chased away the abductors and then stood guard around the girl for half a day until help arrived. Once the police showed up, the lions returned to the forest.

Lions typically would not hesitate to kill a person, but animal experts speculate that the crying girl may have sounded like a lion cub, bringing out the protective instincts of the King of Beasts.

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