John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller
By Russell Morgan
Zach Wolf
• John D. Rockefeller was one of the most
influential business tycoons America has ever
seen, and he symbolized the American
philosophy that bigger is better in his constant
pursuit to increase the size of his empire. His acts
of generosity and kindness were masked by the
media propaganda against him as a greedy
business man. In summation Rockefeller was an
American pioneer whose acute sense for business
was centuries ahead of his competition’s.
Basic Biography
• Born: July 8, 1839, in Richmond, New York
• In 1852 Rockefeller began attending Owego
Academy in Owego, New York.
• In 1853 Rockefeller’s family moved to
Cleveland where he concluded high-school in
• Studious, persistent and diligent individual.
• Died: May 23, 1939 in Ormond Beach, Florida
• Rockefeller’s first line of work was as a bookkeeper.
• Clark & Rockefellers company.
• The Firm of Andrews, Clark & Company.
• Standard Oil
• The Educational Board (The Rockefeller
• University of Chicago
• Hookworm
• “I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere
money-making has never been my goal, I had
an ambition to build.”
• “I have no use for men who fail. The cause of
their failure is no business of mine, but I want
successful men as my associates.”
• “Charity is injurious unless it helps the
recipient to become independent of it.”
• “I was early taught to work as well as play,
My Life has been one long, happy holiday,
Full of work and full of playI dropped the worry on the wayAnd god was good to me everyday.”

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