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  2. John D. Rockefeller - Wikipedia

    John D. Rockefeller 71 languages John Davison Rockefeller Sr. (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) was an American business magnate and philanthropist. He has been widely considered the wealthiest American of all time [1] [2] and the richest person in modern history.

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  3. John D. Rockefeller | biography | Britannica

    John D. Rockefeller, in full John Davison Rockefeller, (born July 8, 1839, Richford, New York, U.S.—died May 23, 1937, Ormond Beach, Florida), American industrialist and philanthropist, founder of the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. business trust.

  4. John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937), founder of the Standard Oil Company, became one of the world’s wealthiest men and a major philanthropist. Born into modest circumstances in upstate New York, he...

  5. Name: John Davison Rockefeller Birth Year: 1839 Birth date: July 8, 1839 Birth State: New York Birth City: Richford Birth Country: United States Gender: Male Best Known For: John D....

  6. Biography: John D. Rockefeller, Senior | American Experience ...

    John D. Rockefeller was born July 8, 1839, in Richford, New York, about midway between Binghamton and Ithaca. His father, William Avery Rockefeller, was a "pitch man" — a "doctor" who claimed...

  7. John D. Rockefeller | Timeline | Britannica

    John D. Rockefeller Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (cph 3a48646) The Ohio Supreme Court rules that the Standard Oil Trust is a monopoly, which violates state antitrust law. Rockefeller sidesteps the decision by dissolving the trust and transferring its properties to companies in other states. 1897

  8. John D. Rockefeller | Achievements | Britannica

    In the 1860s John D. Rockefeller took note of the expansion of oil production in western Pennsylvania and built an oil refinery near Cleveland, Ohio, in 1863. He quickly found success as it became the largest refinery in the area, and Rockefeller stayed in the oil business the rest of his life.

  9. John Davison Rockefeller (JDR) was the guiding force behind the creation and development of the Standard Oil Company, which grew to dominate the oil industry and became one of the first big trusts in the United States, thus engendering much controversy and opposition regarding its business practices and form of organization.

  10. Who Was John D. Rockefeller? For What Is He Known? - Investopedia

    Billionaire John D. Rockefeller (July 8, 1839 to May 23, 1937) continues to rank as one of the richest men in modern times. He rose from modest beginnings to become the founder of Standard Oil in...

  11. 10 Things You May Not Know About John D. Rockefeller

    Shortly after the discovery of petroleum in Titusville, Pennsylvania, the 24-year-old Rockefeller entered the fledgling oil business in 1863 by investing in a Cleveland refinery. In 1870, he...

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