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.