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  2. John D. Rockefeller - Wikipedia

    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.

  3. John D. Rockefeller | Biography, Industry, Philanthropy ...

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

    Biography: John D. Rockefeller, Senior John D. Rockefeller, Sr. Rockefeller Archive Center. Youth John D. Rockefeller was born July 8, 1839, in Richford, New York, about midway between...

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  6. JDR also was one of the first major philanthropists in the United States, establishing several important foundations and donating a total of $540 million to charitable endeavors. John D. Rockefeller was born on July 8, 1839, on farm in Richford, New York, the second of the six children of William A. and Eliza Davison Rockefeller.

  7. 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...

  8. John D. Rockefeller - Quotes, Facts & Robber Baron - Biography

    John D. Rockefeller was the head of the Standard Oil Company and one of the world's richest men. He used his fortune to fund ongoing philanthropic causes. Who Was John D. Rockefeller? American...

  9. 10 Things You May Not Know About John D. Rockefeller

    Rockefeller suffered from alopecia and lost all hair from his body and head. Beginning in his 40s, Rockefeller lost all the hair from his head, his mustache and his body. The hair never grew...

  10. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. - National Park Service

    After 1910 John D. Rockefeller, Jr., devoted his life to philanthropy. With his father, he participated in the creation of notable philanthropic institutions such as the Rockefeller Institute, the General Education Board, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He was the major contributor to the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, a general purpose foundation.

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