Jean Paul Getty 1892 - 1976, American industrialist. He worked summers on his father's oil fields in Oklahoma which led him to running his own oil company in Tulsa, where he made his first million age 24. Getty founded the Getty Oil Company, merged Pacific Western Oil Corporation, Mission Corporation, Tidewater Oil and Skelly Oil. His investment in land in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, making him one of the richest people in the world. In 1956, Fortune Magazine named him the "richest living American", the 1966 Guinness Book named him the world's richest private citizen, and in 1996 he was ranked as the 67th richest American who had ever lived. Here is a signed check for $930 on his personal account to Superior Oil Co.