John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller


Billionaire and co-founder of Standard Oil Company, the first formidable U.S. business trust. He was a noted philanthropist. He worked as a bookkeeper for a produce commission firm. He was often considered the wealthiest person in history, even after adjustments were made for inflation. He married Laura Celestia Spelman and had five children with her. He entrusted his only son John Rockefeller Jr. with his oil empire and foundations.
  • When was
    John D. Rockefeller born?

    John D. Rockefeller was born on Monday, July 8, 1839

  • Where was
    John D. Rockefeller born?

    John D. Rockefeller was born in Richford, NY

  • How old is
    John D. Rockefeller?

    John D. Rockefeller is 184

Best Quotes

  • I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
  • The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it?
  • I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
  • God gave me my money. I believe the power to make money is a gift from God . to be developed and used to the best of our ability for the good of mankind. Having been endowed with the gift I possess, I believe it is my duty to make money and still more money and to use the money I make for the good of my fellow man according to the dictates of my conscience.
  • Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
  • Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.
  • If you want to succeed,you should strike out on new paths rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
  • I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all of the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake.
  • I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
  • I believe that the power to make money is a gift from God.
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