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  2. John D. Rockefeller - Wikipedia

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    Rockefeller family. 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] [4] Rockefeller was born into a large family in upstate New York that moved several times before eventually settling in Cleveland, Ohio.

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

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    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. Rockefeller was the eldest son and second of six children born to traveling physician and snake-oil salesman William (“Big Bill”) Avery Rockefeller and Eliza Davison Rockefeller.

  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 ...

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    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...

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

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    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...

  7. 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. 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 ...

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

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    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...

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