David Rockefeller

1915 - 2017

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David Rockefeller (June 12, 1915 – March 20, 2017) was an American economist and investment banker who served as chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation. He was the oldest living member of the third generation of the Rockefeller family, and family patriarch from 2004 until his death in 2017. Rockefeller was the fifth son and youngest child of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, and a grandson of John D. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Rockefeller has received more than 6,449,679 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). David Rockefeller is the 23rd most popular businessperson (down from 15th in 2019), the 224th most popular biography from United States (down from 204th in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Businessperson.

David Rockefeller was an American banker and philanthropist who was the chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation. Rockefeller was noted for his wide-ranging political connections and foreign travel, as well as for his support for arts and humanities.

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Among businesspeople, David Rockefeller ranks 23 out of 847Before him are Levi Strauss, Florentino Pérez, Tim Cook, Jeffrey Epstein, Cosimo de' Medici, and Ludwig Erhard. After him are Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Steve Ballmer, Amancio Ortega, Colonel Sanders, Muhammad Yunus, and Adolf Dassler.

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Among people born in 1915, David Rockefeller ranks 10Before him are Moshe Dayan, Frank Sinatra, Ingrid Bergman, Roland Barthes, Vasily Zaitsev, and Yitzhak Shamir. After him are Arthur Miller, Orson Welles, Eli Wallach, Paul Samuelson, Billie Holiday, and Paul Tibbets. Among people deceased in 2017, David Rockefeller ranks 10Before him are Roger Moore, Stanislav Petrov, Gene Cernan, Zygmunt Bauman, Salvatore Riina, and Ali Abdullah Saleh. After him are Jalal Talabani, Raymond Kopa, Chuck Berry, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Liliane Bettencourt, and Jerry Lewis.

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Among people born in United States, David Rockefeller ranks 224 out of 20,380Before him are Rocky Marciano (1923), Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), Adam Sandler (1966), Priscilla Presley (1945), Humphrey Bogart (1899), and Talcott Parsons (1902). After him are Josephine Baker (1906), Tim Burton (1958), Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), Charles Sanders Peirce (1839), Arthur Miller (1915), and Peter Falk (1927).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, David Rockefeller ranks 10Before him are John D. Rockefeller (1839), Jeff Bezos (1964), Vince McMahon (1945), Warren Buffett (1930), Tim Cook (1960), and Jeffrey Epstein (1953). After him are Steve Ballmer (1956), Colonel Sanders (1890), P. T. Barnum (1810), J. P. Morgan (1837), Philip Kotler (1931), and Hugh Hefner (1926).