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John D. Rockefeller


Billionaire and co-founder of Regular Oil Organization, the initial formidable U.S. business trust. He was a mentioned philanthropist. He worked well like a bookkeeper for any produce commission strong. He was frequently regarded as the wealthiest person ever sold, even after modifications were designed for inflation. He wedded Laura Celestia Spelman and experienced five kids with her. He entrusted his just child John Rockefeller Jr. along with his essential oil empire and foundations.

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Full Name John D. Rockefeller
Date Of Birth July 8, 1839
Died May 23, 1937, Ormond Beach, Florida, United States
Place Of Birth Richford, NY
Profession Entrepreneur
Education Chancellor University, Owego Free Academy
Nationality American
Spouse Laura Spelman Rockefeller
Parents William Rockefeller Sr., Eliza Davison
Siblings William Rockefeller, Frank Rockefeller, Francis Rockefeller, Mary Ann Rockefeller, Cornelia Rockefeller, Lucy Rockefeller Briggs, Clorinda Rockefeller
Star Sign Cancer

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1Father of John D. Rockefeller Jr.. Grandfather of John D. Rockefeller III, Nelson Rockefeller, David Rockefeller, Winthrop Rockefeller, and Laurance S. Rockefeller. Great-grandfather of Jay Rockefeller, and David Rockefeller Jr..
2Abstained from alcohol and tobacco throughout his life.
3Was a supporter of Abraham Lincoln.
4Had four daughters and one son.
5He was the first American to be worth more than a billion dollars.
6Developed alopecia universalis in 1901, a condition which caused him to lose all of his body hair.
7An extremely generous man, he established many charities, which were devoted to building schools, hospitals and helping the less fortunate.




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Six Million Dollar Conman2012DocumentaryHimself
Fall of the Republic: The Presidency of Barack H. Obama2009DocumentaryHimself
Healing Cancer2008Video documentaryHimself
Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement2007Video documentaryHimself
Modern Marvels2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power1992TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Founder, Standard Oil
A Trip Down Memory Lane1965Short documentaryHimself - Golfs, Cranks Camera (as J.D. Rockefeller)
Project XX1957TV Series documentaryHimself - Businessman
I Never Forget a Face1956Short documentaryHimself
Wonderful Times1950DocumentaryHimself

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1Don't blame the marketing department. The buck stops with the chief executive.
2The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it?
3There is nothing in this world that can compare with the Christian fellowship; nothing that can satisfy but Christ.
4And 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.
5It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.
6I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
7I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living.
8Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim.
9I 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.
10I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
11Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.
12After it is all over, the religion of man is his most important possession.
13The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.
14Competition is a sin.
15Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
16A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
17Giving should be entered into in just the same way as investing. Giving is investing.
18We 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.
19Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.
20Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
21Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
22I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.
23I 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.
24I 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.
25Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
26Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
27If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
28If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.
29The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit... a reputation, character.
30I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
31I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts.
32This Sunday School has been of help to me, greater perhaps than any other force in my Christian life, and I can ask no better things for you than that you, and all that shall come after you in this great band of workers for Christ, shall receive the same measure of blessedness which I have been permitted to have.
33The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee. And I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.

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