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Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.

Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.

My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil. ---->>>

If you can actually count your money, then you're not a rich man. ---->>>

The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.

The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.

The Roaring Twenties were the period of that Great American Prosperity which was built on shaky foundations.

The Roaring Twenties were the period of that Great American Prosperity which was built on shaky foundations.

In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.

In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.

If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.

If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.

The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.

The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.

I hate to be a failure. I hate and regret the failure of my marriages. I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success.

I hate to be a failure. I hate and regret the failure of my marriages. I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success.

Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying.

Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying.

In Japan, I was immensely impressed by the politeness, industrious nature and conscientiousness of the Japanese people. ---->>>

I have always enjoyed the company of women and have formed deep and long-lasting friendships with many of them. ---->>>

Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.

Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.

No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist. ---->>>

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor.

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor.

Before marriage, many couples are very much like people rushing to catch an airplane; once aboard, they turn into passengers. They just sit there.

Before marriage, many couples are very much like people rushing to catch an airplane; once aboard, they turn into passengers. They just sit there.

You cannot bring about prosperity without discouraging thrift. ---->>>

I vehemently deny that I was born a cynic and a pessimist. ---->>>

Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?

Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?

There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune. ---->>>

To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business. ---->>>

I buy when other people are selling.

I buy when other people are selling.

You cannot further the Brotherhood of Man by encouraging class hatred. ---->>>

The man who comes up with a means for doing or producing almost anything better, faster or more economically has his future and his fortune at his fingertips. ---->>>

Oil is like a wild animal. Whoever captures it has it. ---->>>

Nostalgia often leads to idle speculation. ---->>>

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw, the more of it I wanted to see. ---->>>

Whether we like it or not, men and women are not the same in nature, temperament, emotions and emotional responses. ---->>>

A hatred of failure has always been part of my nature.

A hatred of failure has always been part of my nature.

During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures. ---->>>

How does one measure the success of a museum? ---->>>

I can afford to say what I wish. ---->>>

My yachts were, I suppose, outstanding status symbols. ---->>>

Five wives can't all be wrong. ---->>>

I am neither a homosexual nor a eunuch, nor have I ever taken any vows of chastity. ---->>>

I take pride in the creation of my wealth, in its existence and in the uses to which it has been and is being put. ---->>>

Jack Dempsey and I became friends in the very early 1920s. ---->>>

My wealth is not a subject I relish discussing. ---->>>

Rhetoric and dialectics can't change what I have learned from observation and experience. ---->>>

The overwhelming majority of my rated wealth consists of investments in companies that produce goods and services. ---->>>

There are heads of royal families who control hereditary fortunes that defy comprehension. ---->>>

I have never been given to envy - save for the envy I feel toward those people who have the ability to make a marriage work and endure happily. ---->>>

Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed. ---->>>

The rich are not born sceptical or cynical. They are made that way by events, circumstances. ---->>>

Governments, of course, can - and do - soak the rich. ---->>>

I have absolutely no intention of marrying Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. ---->>>

I've never been one to bet on the weather. ---->>>

A marriage contract to me is as binding as any in business, and I have always believed in sticking to an agreement.

A marriage contract to me is as binding as any in business, and I have always believed in sticking to an agreement.

I am - and have always been - a Methodist. ---->>>

I was brought up in an era when thrift was still considered a virtue. ---->>>

Nationalized industries are notorious for their inability to operate at a profit. ---->>>

There are at least 50 cities in the world that would have liked to obtain the Getty Collection. ---->>>

What I learned at Oxford has been used to great advantage throughout my business career. ---->>>

I was 37 when my father died-and I no longer had any freedom of choice over what I would do with the rest of my life. ---->>>

Control of a company does not carry with it the ability to control the price of its stock. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: December 15, 1892
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Die: 06-06, 1976
Occupation: Businessman
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Jean Paul Getty (December 15, 1892 – June 6, 1976) was an American industrialist. He founded the Getty Oil Company, and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American, while the 1966 Guinness Book of Records named him as the world's richest private citizen, worth an estimated $1.2 billion (approximately $8 (wikipedia)