As I See It: The Autobiography of J. Paul Getty. While writing his autobiography, Jean Paul Getty – then perhaps the world’s richest man – hoped it would be the final verdict on himself, on his many friends and associates, and on his times. Regrettably, it proved to be so: Getty died in 1976 as As I See It was going to press.
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This is phenomenal reading for anyone interested in current economic-political quandry the world is in right now. He wrote this book in 1975, in a time when the economy was just coming out of a rut. He predicts much of how the government is acting now and discusses it’s pitfalls. So far it’s been a fascinating read
JP Getty in his days was a real business man.
Born in a rich family, worked hard as ordinary worker for his father George Getty in his oil refineries.
He learnt for many years from his father on how to do business, how to be a champion and how to get rich.
When he returned from Oxford, England he took the position of Mr. Getty father but his conservative mother separated him from Getty Trust.
He must to star again himself. And he succeeds with hard work and good connections.
After many perforations they found too many oil wells, building fastly a great company.
But as many young men, JP Getty was seduced by easygoing life and glamour; soon he godfathered extravagant parties in CA.
Later Mr. Getty remembers this period of his life and boring and lazy.
In the second stage of his career as oil man Jean Paul crossed the Atlantic to ME to do business with the powerful shakes. Risking too much of his money. Many advised him to abandon and back to the States, but he was a man of extraordinary caliber and risk taker.
He never gave up in his oil exploration in ME. Years of hard work he found too much oil.
He became of the richest man of USA in the 50s
Hardcover, used in very good condition, internally very clean pages, except a, tidy inscription of the previous owners name. 361. Binding firm. Black cover. Dust wrapper good with some shelf wear.