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John D. Rockefeller

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Birthday
8, 1839
Birthplace
Richford, NY
Death Date
May 23, 1937 (97)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
8, 1839
Birthplace
Richford, NY
Death Date
May 23, 1937 (97)

About

Billionaire and co-founder of Standard Oil Company, the first formidable U.S. business trust. He was a noted philanthropist.

Before Fame

He worked as a bookkeeper for a produce commission firm.

Trivia

He was often considered the wealthiest person in history, even after adjustments were made for inflation.

Family Life

He married Laura Celestia Spelman and had five children with her.

Associated With

He entrusted his only son John Rockefeller Jr. with his oil empire and foundations.

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