American business magnate and philanthropist
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About John D. Rockefeller
John D. Rockefeller was an American business magnate and philanthropist.
He was the founder of the Standard Oil Company in 1870. He was also the founder of the University of Chicago and the Rockefeller University.
On September 29, 1916, he became the first person to ever reach a personal fortune of 1 billion US dollars, making him the richest person in US history. He actually defined the structure of modern philanthropy.
His Personal Life
He was married once and he had 5 children.
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Famous quotes by John D. Rockefeller
A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.John D. Rockefeller
After it is all over, the religion of man is his most important possession.John D. Rockefeller
And we are never too old to study the Bible. Each time the lessons are studied comes some new meaning, some new thought which will make us better.John D. Rockefeller
Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.John D. Rockefeller
Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.John D. Rockefeller
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.John D. Rockefeller
Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.John D. Rockefeller
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.John D. Rockefeller
I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.John D. Rockefeller
I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake.John D. Rockefeller
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.John D. Rockefeller
Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim.John D. Rockefeller
The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.John D. Rockefeller
We can never learn too much of His will towards us, too much of His messages and His advice. The Bible is His word and its study gives at once the foundation for our faith and an inspiration to battle onward in the fight against the tempter.John D. Rockefeller
John D. Rockefeller's Popularity
John D. Rockefeller was a famous American business magnate and philanthropist, who was born on July 8, 1839. As a person born on this date, John D. Rockefeller is listed in our database as the 3rd most popular celebrity for the day (July 8) and the 1st most popular for the year (1839).
People born on July 8 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. John D. Rockefeller is the 57th most popular Cancer.
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