J. Paul Getty, the richest man in the entire world, is in the process of burying his eldest son George, who committed suicide by stabbing himself in the chest with a carving fork. His three remaining sons besmirch him and wonder who will be chosen as the next in line to run their father's vast empire. In walks J. Paul Getty's 16-year-old disheveled grandson John Paul Getty III, who quickly builds up enough nerve to ask his grandfather for a handout of $6,000 to pay off some debts in Rome. His grandfather does not comply so John III is forced to make other arrangements.
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J. Paul Getty
So, Sarah Getty, your great-grandmother. This is her trust. I buy oil fields. The money from which I invest in shipping. Why pay someone else to transport your own oil? The money from which I invest in refineries. Why pay someone else to process your own oil? The money from which I invest in gas stations. Why pay someone else to pump your own gas? The money from which I invest in hotels, to house my workforce. The money from which I invest back into the trust. The money from which I invest in
J. Paul Getty III
Hold Your Head Up
Written by Rod Argent
, Chris White
Performed by Argent See more