John Paul Getty III
John Paul Getty III had his ear cut off by Italian mobsters after being held to ransom for a portion of his wealthy family's fortune - which his grandfather initially refused to pay.
Family: John Paul Getty II with his first wife Gail Harris and their children John Paul Getty III, Aileen Getty and Mark Getty.
Jean Paul Getty III's death this weekend at the Getty family mansion in Buckinghamshire marks the ­latest sorry instalment in the desperately sad story of the house of Getty
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TIL that when 16 year old John Paul Getty III was kidnapped in 1973 his billionaire grandfather refused to pay $17 million ransom. After the kidnappers mailed Getty's ear to a newspaper his grandfather only agreed to pay $2.2 million because that was the maximum amount that was tax deductible.
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