In 1960, J. Paul Getty, the American oil man who was one of the richest people in the world, sat for an interview with CBC’s Close-Up. Here, he is asked about his philosophy in life and how he feels about the nature of wealth itself.
J. Paul Getty, the famously reclusive multi-millionaire, has granted an interview to CBC Television’s Close-Up. He speaks with Douglas Leiterman about his wealth, his spending habits, and his failed marriages – “I probably paid too much attention to my business.” They talk about his oilfields in Saudi Arabia, and his ultimate objective, before he retires – “I hope to keep active in business…keep the position in the industry that I have now.”
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J. Paul Getty reflects on the nature of wealth, 1960