Despite the Rockefeller billions, they were never included amongst The 400. They tried, though, spending millions in their quest for social acceptance. Age Years, York Cities, Interesting People, Serial Killers, Robber Baron, Social Accepted, American Royalty, Rockefeller Billion, Gilded Age
John D. Rockefeller - born in Richford, New York, died in Ormond Beach, Florida, buried in Cleveland, Ohio - In June 1870, Rockefeller formed Standard Oil of Ohio, which rapidly became the most profitable refiner in Ohio. Standard Oil grew to become one of the largest shippers of oil and kerosene in the country.
U.S. BUSINESS / PHILANTHROPY. John Davison Rockefeller Sr (1839 - 1937) was an American industrialist and philanthropist. He was the founder of the Standard Oil Company in 1870, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. business trust. He aggressively ran the company until he officially retired in 1897. Rockefeller spent the last 40 years of his life in retirement. His fortune was mainly used to create the modern systematic approach of targeted philanthropy.
Laurance Spelman Rockefeller (May 26, 1910 – July 11, 2004) was a venture capitalist, financier, philanthropist, a major conservationist and a prominent third-generation member of the Rockefeller family. He was the fourth child of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, and brother to John D. III, Nelson, Winthrop, David and Abby Rockefeller Mauze, with grandson John D. Rockefeller.
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Born John Davison Rockefeller, Jr. January 29, 1874 Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. Died May 11, 1960 (aged 86) Tucson, Arizona, U.S. Nationality American Alma mater Brown University Occupation Business, Philanthropist Spouse Abby Greene Aldrich Children Abby Rockefeller Mauzé (1903-76) John D. Rockefeller III (1906-78) Nelson Rockefeller (1908-79) Laurance Rockefeller (1910-2004) Winthrop Rockefeller (1912-73) David Rockefeller (born 1915)