John D. Rockefeller(1839 - 1937) raised himself up to become the richest man in the history of the world. At one point, he possessed the equivalent of $1 trillion dollars today's money -- and there were no income taxes then. He started as a bookkeeper, went into groceries and eventually bought refineries & oil wells, which became Standard Oil. For awhile he owned almost all the oil fields & facilities in America. He spent the last 40 years of his life supporting charities and good causes.

John D. Rockefeller(1839 - 1937) raised himself up to become the richest man in the history of the world. At one point, he possessed the equivalent of $1 trillion dollars today's money -- and there were no income taxes then. He started as a bookkeeper, went into groceries and eventually bought refineries & oil wells, which became Standard Oil. For awhile he owned almost all the oil fields & facilities in America. He spent the last 40 years of his life supporting charities and good causes.

The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy   Looks like a good book.

The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy Looks like a good book.

The Men Who Built America: Review of the History Channel Series

The Men Who Built America: Review of the History Channel Series

OHIO - John D. Rockefeller founded Standard Oil Company in Ohio by Cleveland. Besides being an industrialist, he was a great philanthropist.

Be Your Own Tyrant: John D. Rockefeller’s Keys to Success

John D. Rockefeller's Keys to Success

Be Your Own Tyrant: John D. Rockefeller’s Keys to Success

John D. Rockefeller was the richest man in America in his time and one of the first major tycoons. He founded the Standard Oil Company, a monopoly that was eventually dissolved.

John D. Rockefeller was the richest man in America in his time and one of the first major tycoons. He founded the Standard Oil Company, a monopoly that was eventually dissolved.

John D Rockefeller - Inspirational Quote

Top 100 Inspirational Quotes From The Most Brilliant Minds In Business

I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living. John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller Quotes

I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living. John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937) with his only son, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. circa 1920    Rockefeller, Sr. is frequently listed as the richest man in history (depending on which list you look at) in company with the likes of Andrew Carnegie, Tsar Nicholas II and William the Conqueror.

John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937) with his only son, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. circa 1920 Rockefeller, Sr. is frequently listed as the richest man in history (depending on which list you look at) in company with the likes of Andrew Carnegie, Tsar Nicholas II and William the Conqueror.

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