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.

(July 1839 – May was an American business magnate and He was a co-founder of the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.

John D. Rockefeller, richest American of all time... worth 330 Billion in the 1800's.  More than triple the net worth of the top 5 richest Americans today.

John D. Rockefeller, richest American of all time with Standard Oil Company monopoly. worth 330 Billion in the More than triple the net worth of the top 5 richest Americans today.

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.

Rockefeller and his son, John Jr. (he owned the Standard Oil company for 30 years before the Supreme Court broke it up in 1911 into competing oil companies)

Born in New York in 1839, Rockefeller took his first regular job as a clerk in 1855 at the age of 16.

John D Rockefeller was an American business magnate and philanthropist. He was a co-founder of the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.

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

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

John Davison Rockefeller (July 1839 – May was an American industrialist and philanthropist. He founded the Standard Oil Company which dominated the oil industry. He became one of the first major tycoons and was the richest man in America in his time.

Financier & Philanthropist, John D. Rockefeller Jr.(1874-1960) provided the land for the United Nations.

Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller and heir to his fortune. He is known for building Rockefeller Center in New York City.

John D. Rockefeller – Wikipedia

How much money to retire? Do not make all of your retirement decisions solely financial.

evening dress, first quarter 20th century (clearly 1910s or 20s). made in part from an Indian sari of blue and gold; blue satin slip; skirt of dress and underarm panels of gold lace.

Evening dress, first quarter century (clearly or made in part from an Indian sari of blue & gold; skirt of dress & underarm panels of gold lace.

One of the richest people alive during the 1920's.

Rockefeller came up with a Standard Oil Company and by 1890 had of the oil businesses in the United States

John D. Rockefeller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rockefeller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

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

"John D. Rockefeller" (1917) John Singer Sargent

The first billionaire and one of the "robber barons": John Davison Rockefeller painted by John Singer Sargent, 1917

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