John D. Rockefeller

1839 - 1937

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John Davison Rockefeller Sr. (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) was an American business magnate and philanthropist. He was one of the wealthiest Americans of all time and one of the richest people in modern history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John D. Rockefeller has received more than 18,715,915 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). John D. Rockefeller is the 9th most popular businessperson (down from 6th in 2019), the 84th most popular biography from United States (down from 69th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Businessperson.

John D. Rockefeller was a businessman who founded the Standard Oil Company in 1870. He became the world's richest man and the first American billionaire.

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Among businesspeople, John D. Rockefeller ranks 9 out of 847Before him are Bill Gates, Pierre de Coubertin, Oskar Schindler, Ferruccio Lamborghini, Sepp Blatter, and Larry Ellison. After him are Jeff Bezos, Vince McMahon, Warren Buffett, Ingvar Kamprad, George Soros, and Aristotle Onassis.

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Among people born in 1839, John D. Rockefeller ranks 2Before him is Paul Cézanne. After him are Sully Prudhomme, Modest Mussorgsky, Alfred Sisley, Charles Sanders Peirce, Carol I of Romania, George Armstrong Custer, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, Josephine Cochrane, and Nikolay Przhevalsky. Among people deceased in 1937, John D. Rockefeller ranks 7Before him are H. P. Lovecraft, Ernest Rutherford, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Adler, Pierre de Coubertin, and Antonio Gramsci. After him are Maurice Ravel, Erich Ludendorff, Amelia Earhart, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, and Mikhail Tukhachevsky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John D. Rockefeller ranks 84 out of 20,380Before him are Al Capone (1899), Abraham Maslow (1908), Robin Williams (1951), Stephen King (1947), Morgan Freeman (1937), and Larry Ellison (1944). After him are Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Caitlyn Jenner (1949), Charles Manson (1934), Grace Hopper (1906), Tina Turner (1939), and Louis Armstrong (1901).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, John D. Rockefeller ranks 4Before him are Howard Hughes (1905), Bill Gates (1955), and Larry Ellison (1944). After him are Jeff Bezos (1964), Vince McMahon (1945), Warren Buffett (1930), Tim Cook (1960), Jeffrey Epstein (1953), David Rockefeller (1915), Steve Ballmer (1956), and Colonel Sanders (1890).