Oil Tycoon John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller was born on July 8, 1839 in Richford, New York. Rockefeller co-founded the Standard Oil Company, which was the first great business trust in the U.S. Along with contemporaries like Andrew Carnegie, Rockefeller also helped define modern philanthropy.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. John D. Rockefeller's first place of business was in a humble Cleveland building. 00:21

  2. John D. Rockefeller had a habit of donating dimes to encourage thrift. 00:47

  3. Hear John D. Rockefeller's last ever newsreel talk: 00:59

Written by Curiosity Staff July 2, 2015

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