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John D. Rockefeller

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller

Profession: Oil Industrialist

United States of America

Biography: Co-founder of the Standard Oil Company and the world's first billionaire.

Born: July 8, 1839
Birthplace: Richford, New York, USA
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: May 23, 1937 (aged 97)
Cause of Death: Arteriosclerosis

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Married Life

  • 1864-09-08 Business magnate John D. Rockefeller (25) weds abolitionist Laura Spelman (24)

Historical Events

  • 1868-12-01 John D. Rockefeller begins anti oil war
  • 1870-01-10 John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil
  • 1913-03-14 John D. Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation
  • 1916-09-29 American oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller becomes the world's first billionaire

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