The most greedy billionaire Paul Getty spare money for the treatment of son
• The most greedy billionaire Paul Getty spare money for the treatment of his son
Oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty in 1957 has been declared the richest man on earth, and has retained this title until his death. Getty was known for his maniacal stinginess. The story of how he refused to pay a ransom for the kidnapped grandson, became the plot of the film "All the money in the world", which will be released in cinemas in Russia February 22, 2018. But in reality, the Getty's obsession with money was even worse.
By 1966 Getty state was estimated at 1, 2 billion, which today is equivalent to almost $ 9 billion. All the money he earned through oil company Getty Oil. But it was just greed is boundless and extends even to those closest to you. Getty greed played a tragic role in the lives of his seriously ill son Timothy. He was the son of the fifth and last wife of Paul Getty - Teddy Getty Gaston (Louise Dudley). In his memoirs, the former wife of oil tycoon told about his welfare and pathological greed.
Teddy Getty Gaston and Timothy Getty
Getty complained that he had to pay the hospital bills son, when he lost his sight because of a brain tumor. While Timmy was fighting for his life, my father did not see him for four years. When Timothy died at the age of 12 years, the Getty has not even come to his funeral. Nevertheless Timmy loved father. "He was full of love for her father. Timmy did not know that his father - the richest man in the world. Of course, he had heard about it, but said: "This is what the world sees. I see him as dear father, whom I love. " So he missed his father, "- wrote Teddy Getty Gaston.
"Once, when I quietly sat next to him, he thought, and said:" When he comes home? I'm sorry that I do not have dads like other boys. Do you think he really loves me? I would like to talk to him. " He never asked any material things. All he wanted to do - is to see his father. He never took offense, that Paul did not come. He is too fond of it, but still needed a father. "
Teddy never forgave Paul for the fact that he came to see his son during his illness, and called it a reason for divorce in 1958. In letters sent to Teddy in the years to her husband, she begged him to come and support his son, but he never did. In 1954, Teddy wrote Getty:
"I know you do not come to us because they do not want. I came to a tragic realization that you're not too worried about me and Timmy. "
While Paul Getty was in England, and was negotiating a deal with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, which was to make him the first American billionaire. And not just Getty refused to come home, but also gave the little boy a false hope. He promised to visit regularly Timmy's in the hospital, but did not do it. But on the phone, he complained to his wife on account of the doctors.
It was supposed that Paul to visit his son in 1952. But the oil tycoon did not set foot on the Queen Mary liner board, which is not even informed the family. Later this year, he wrote a letter to Teddy:
"I hope Timmy will stay away from doctors, except for a 10-dollar visits. I do not think that physicians will now be able for it to do something other than inspections, which should not cost more than 25 dollars. "
In addition, he told his wife that she should pay the bill for the pony, which bought Timmy.
"I always wondered why Paul never came to see Timmy. It was killing me inside and forced to divorce her husband. After the death of Timmy Paul said: "Do not leave me, and you will be richer than the Queen." But I refused, I was in too much pain. "
Later, Teddy married his friend William Gaston, their daughter Louise was born, which works as a director in Los Angeles. Teddy died April 8, 2017 at the age of 103 years.