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Mark Getty

Mark Getty

British businessman
Mark Getty
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro British businessman
Is Photographer Businessperson Entrepreneur
From United States of America
Type Arts Business
Gender male
Birth 9 July 1960, Oxfordshire, South East England, England, United Kingdom
Age: 60 years
Star sign CancerCancer
Father: John Paul Getty Jr.
Siblings: John Paul Getty IIIAileen Getty
Taunton School
Order of the British Empire  
The details


Mark Harris Getty, KBE (born 9 July 1960) is an Irish national British businessman and is co-founder and Chairman of Getty Images. He is the son of Gail Harris, and Sir John Paul Getty.


Getty was born in Rome, Italy. He attended Taunton School and studied Politics & Philosophy at St Catherine's College, Oxford.

Getty began his career with spells at Kidder Peabody in New York and then joined Hambros Bank Limited in London. In 1993 he drove his family's founding investment in andBeyond, the world's leading ecotourism business, and still acts as chairman of the business. Shortly afterwards, in 1994, he co-founded the photographic agency Getty Images with Jonathan Klein. Getty Images is the world's leading supplier of imagery for the media, corporate, and advertising sectors.

In 2008, Getty became chairman of the trustees of the National Gallery in London, a post he held until 2016. In 2017, Getty became Chairman of the British School at Rome.

Personal life

Getty has three sons from his marriage to Domitilla Harding. Getty and Harding divorced in 2011. Getty is now married to Caterina Nahberg with whom he has a daughter, and currently, they live in Rome, Italy.

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