Painfully Rich by John Pearson
The Outrageous Fortune and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty

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When J. Paul Getty died in 1976, he left a fortune of four billion dollars to be divided among nineteen heirs, and the author of The Private Lives of Winston Churchill examines the sometimes disastrous effects of this money on its recipients.

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Pearson, educated at Cambridge, has worked on various newspapers, including the London Sunday Times, where he wrote a column with Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond.
Published November 1, 1995 by St Martins Pr. 270 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Paul played favorites and pitted brother against brother until the eldest, George, committed suicide, and his half-brother, Paul Junior, became a drug addict.

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