Gordon Getty

About Gordon Getty

Who is it?: President and Chairman, Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation
Birth Day: December 20, 1933
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, United States
Occupation: Businessman, investor, philanthropist, composer
Spouse(s): Ann Gilbert (m. 1964)
Children: 7, including Andrew Rork Getty
Parent(s): J. Paul Getty Ann Rork Light
Relatives: John Paul Getty Jr. (brother) John Paul Getty III (nephew) Mark Getty (nephew) George Getty (grandfather) Sam E. Rork (grandfather)

Gordon Getty

Gordon Getty was born on December 20, 1933 in San Francisco, California, United States, is President and Chairman, Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation. Gordon Getty led the sale of his family's Getty Oil to Texaco for $10.1 billion in 1984, after his oil tycoon father J. Paul Getty died in 1976. Once the sole trustee of the family trust, Getty orchestrated the breakup into six separate trusts in 1985. In 2015, Gordon's son Andrew Getty died in his Beverly Hills mansion at age 47, reportedly due to medical issues and an unhealthy lifestyle. Gordon Getty is a classical music composer, whose compositions include the Canterville Ghost, Plump Jack, and Usher House. An opera and wine aficionado, Getty is a partner in Odette Estate winery in Napa Valley.
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Occupation Energy
Age 89 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born December 20, 1933 (San Francisco, California, United States)
Birthday December 20
Town/City San Francisco, California, United States
Nationality United States

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Gordon Getty’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. According to astrologers, Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility, and its representatives are traditional and often very serious by nature. These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Gordon Getty was born in the Year of the Rooster. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are practical, resourceful, observant, analytical, straightforward, trusting, honest, perfectionists, neat and conservative. Compatible with Ox or Snake.

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Getty was raised in San Francisco, California, attended St. Ignatius College Preparatory, University of San Francisco and earned a B.A. in music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He married Ann Gilbert in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Christmas Day, 1964.


He joined the oil Business to please his father; however, he eventually sold the family's Getty Oil to Texaco in 1986 for US$10 billion. In 1983, Forbes magazine ranked him the richest person in America with a net worth a little over $2 billion. His current net worth is cited as $2 billion, making him the 212th richest person in the United States.


In 2002, Getty founded ReFlow, a company which temporarily purchases shares in mutual funds to save funds taxes and commissions.


On May 9, 2015 was the premiere at Leipzig Opera of The Canterville Ghost opera by Gordon Getty.


Gordon Getty's life and work was chronicled in Peter Rosen's documentary Gordon Getty: There Will be Music which premiered on February 5, 2016 at Cinema Village in New York City.

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