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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, Facts, &...

    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 - Biography, Facts & Children - HISTORY

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

    Best Known For: 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. Industries; Business and...

  6. John D. Rockefeller Jr. - Wikipedia

    John Davison Rockefeller Jr. (January 29, 1874 – May 11, 1960) was an American financier and philanthropist. Rockefeller was the only son of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller.

  7. 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...

  8. 10 Things You May Not Know About John D. Rockefeller

    On the 175th anniversary of John D. Rockefeller’s birth, explore 10 surprising facts about the oil tycoon and philanthropist.

  9. John D. Rockefeller, 1839-1937 | Rockefeller Archive Center

    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. John D. Rockefeller | Timeline | Britannica

    July 8, 1839 John D. Rockefeller Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. John Davison Rockefeller is born in Richford, New York, the second of six children. His father, William (“Big Bill”) Avery Rockefeller, is a traveling physician and snake-oil salesman, meaning a person who sells fraudulent cures for health ailments.

  11. 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...