The Troubled History Of The Getty Family Proves Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness

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The Getty family, which can trace its ancestry to the founder of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is known internationally for accumulating a massive amount of wealth in the oil business. The 20th century was kind to the family’s patriarch, George, who successfully got his hands dirty in the petroleum industry and became a multi-millionaire.According to Forbes, the family fortune is estimated at $5 billion.

A Family Cursed?

While the Gettys have had a huge amount of financial success, they’ve also been riddled with personal scandals, drug-related deaths, and even a kidnapping.

Some may even say they’re cursed. But while many of the family members have struggled with various demons, some have made it through their lives without many problems.