Was briefly involved in management of Getty Enterprises, and for reasons unknown has been excluded from the family trust. Jean Ronald has survived bankruptcy, and his income is now provided by his brothers. He resides in Germany.
Some speculate that Jean Ronald was excluded from the family trust because of J. Paul Getty Sr.'s resentment towards his mother, Adolphine. She successfully prevented J. Paul Getty from marrying his 4th wife Ann Rork before she gave birth to their first child by fighting their divorce; thus, J. Paul's animosity towards Hemle carried over to him.