Founded buyout firm Hicks Muse in 1989, renamed Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst in 1994. Left in 2004, launched Hicks Acquisition 3 years later; agreed to buy oil outfit Resolute Natural Resources in August for $582 million. Fellow residents of ritzy Preston Hollow neighborhood include former President George W. Bush, Michael Dell.
In turn, he plowed his profits back into the trust. Over the next months, she wrote him a series of poignant letters. His replies are not in the archives of the Getty Research Institute.
Getty began his career as a wildcatter—an independent operator—and he kept that mentality all his life. He usually went against the grain of prevailing trends, fashion—and big corporations. In the twenties, while many were feverishly buying stocks as values soared, Getty sank his money into buying leases on lots, betting that he would strike oil.
Ivy Getty is the great-granddaughter of tycoon and industrialist J. Stating that this man was rich is a gross understatement. In 1957, Fortune magazine named him the richest living American and, in 1966, the Guinness Book of Records named him as the world’s richest private citizen. Getty’s immense wealth turned his family into an American dynasty which, after several generations, is still worth billions of dollars.
But his cover had been blown on October 28, 1957. Getty was not only at the top of the seventy-six-person list—which was divided into five tiers—but far above the rest. His name alone appeared in the $700 million to $1 billion category. The $400 million to $700 million class included four members of the Mellon family as well as John D. Rockefeller Jr., Dallas oil magnate H. L. Hunt, and Miami real estate mogul Arthur Vining Davis. Newsom then spent 12 days without any public events, leading to unsubstantiatedrumorsthat he had suffered from health issues due to the COVID-19 booster.
“Bob” owns the New England Patriots, NFL’s third-most-valuable team. Bought struggling franchise in 1994 for record $172 million; today squad worth $1.4 billion. Team has won 3 Super Bowls this decade; hoping for playoff run with return of star quarterback Tom Brady. Bob studied at Columbia, then Harvard M.B.A. Joined packing firm Rand-Whitney. Today Kraft Group’s sales are $1.4 billion; real estate, paper companies, private equity, New England Revolution soccer team.
Recession not killing Navy vet’s buzz; sales of his Patrón tequila up nearly 10% so far this year. Cofounded hair-care outfit John Paul Mitchell Systems with Paul Mitchell in 1980 with $700; lived in car, hawked products door-to-door in Los Angeles. Annual sales now approach $900 million, sells only to professional salons.
Barber’s son from Minneapolis sold popcorn as kid. Eagle Scout, high school valedictorian worked way through UCLA with anthony oneal dave ramsey night job at aircraft factory; graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Earned Harvard M.B.A., then served in Navy during WWII.
Spends time sponsoring 2 sons’ nationally competitive youth basketball teams. Bought Riata Energy with $500 loan 1984; grew into one of nation’s largest private drillers. Sold 46% stake to former Chesapeake Energy president Tom Ward for $500 million in 2006. Large shareholder of Transatlantic Petroleum; runs Longfellow Energy. Also invests in venture capital and agriculture. With wife, Amy, last year donated $57.2 million to alma mater to fund entrepreneur program; school’s second-biggest giver behind Pickens.
Social media posts spreading the claims drew more than 25,000 interactions on Facebook, according toCrowdTangle analytics. Newsom then spent 12 days without any public events, leading to unsubstantiated rumors that he had suffered from health issues due to the COVID-19 booster. Social media posts spreading the claims drew more than 25,000 interactions on Facebook, according to CrowdTangle analytics. A UK mother was left fighting for her life, and lost part of an ear, after she contracted sepsis during childbirth — but a midwife told her she probably had…