Gordon Getty

CATEGORY: Billionaires
COMPANY: Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation
INDUSTRY: Venture Capitalism

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: This Haute Living San Francisco cover feature is the son of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty. Among a variety of professions, Getty is a classical music composer. His unmatched eye for sound investments ultimately led to the creation of one of the region’s most celebrated wine brands—PlumpJack, whose latest venture is CADE Winery. The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, which he runs with his wife, gives generously to music programs (underwriting programs of the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Symphony), and Gordon is noted as one of the nation’s most generous philanthropists.