Mark Getty

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Mark Getty
Born (1960-07-09) July 9, 1960 (age 55)
Oxfordshire, UK
Occupation Founder and Chairman
Salary Unknown
Net worth Decrease £315 Million GBP[1] (approximately $483 Million U.S.)
Children Alexander Getty, Joseph Getty, Julius Getty
Website Getty Images

Mark Getty (born July 9, 1960)[2] 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 A member of the Getty family, which originally made its money from oil, he is the son of American-British billionaire philanthropist Sir John Paul Getty, Jr.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 attended Taunton School then read Politics & Philosophy at Magdalen College, Oxford.[3]

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.

Personal life[edit]

Getty has three children: Alexander, Joseph and Julius. An Irish passport holder,[4] he lives at Wormsley Park.


  1. ^ "The Sunday Times Rich List 2007". The Times (London). April 26, 2009. Retrieved May 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Sunday Times Rich List 2007". The Times (London). Retrieved May 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ "The MT interview: Mark Getty". Management Today. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  4. ^ Ireland's Rich List 2010

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