J. Paul Getty refused to pay for his grandson’s ransom…

J. Paul Getty refused to pay for his 16-year-old grandson’s ransom. When an ear arrived by mail and the kidnappers lowered the sum to $3m instead of $17m, he agreed to pay only $2.2 million – the maximum amount that would be tax deductible. He lent his son the remaining $800.000, at a 4% interest.

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