Rare interview of J. Paul Getty in 1960 on being rich

In 1960, J. Paul Getty, the American oil man who was one of the richest people in the world, sat for an interview with CBC’s Close-Up. Here, he is asked about his philosophy in life and how he feels about the nature of wealth itself.

J. Paul Getty, the famously reclusive multi-millionaire, has granted an interview to CBC Television’s Close-Up. He speaks with Douglas Leiterman about his wealth, his spending habits, and his failed marriages – “I probably paid too much attention to my business.” They talk about his oilfields in Saudi Arabia, and his ultimate objective, before he retires – “I hope to keep active in business…keep the position in the industry that I have now.”

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