July 9, 1960 |
|Occupation||Founder and Chairman|
|Net worth||£315 Million GBP (approximately $483 Million U.S.)|
|Children||Alexander Getty, Joseph Getty, Julius Getty|
Mark Getty (born July 9, 1960) is a British businessman and co-founder of Getty Images. A member of the Getty family, which originally made its money from oil, he is the son of American-British billionaire philanthropist Sir John Paul Getty, Jr.
Getty began his career with spells at Kidder Peabody in New York and then joined Hambros Bank Limited in London. He co-founded Getty Investments LLC Group, which holds the majority share-stake of the photographic agency Getty Images, with Jonathan Klein in 1993. Getty is the Chairman of Getty Images. Under his leadership it has become a major supplier of both commercial and private photographs, most especially for publications in the UK, U.S. and internationally. Getty is a member of the board of Getty Investments LLP.
In 2003, Getty inherited his father's majority holding in the Wisden Group.
In 2004 Getty was re-appointed as a trustee of the National Gallery in London. He is a regular member of the Sunday Times Rich List. On the 2009 list, he was ranked 174=, after a Net Worth loss of £55 Million GBP from the previous year accredited to loss of share worth.