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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 has been widely considered the wealthiest American of all time and the richest person in modern history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John D. Rockefeller has received more than 15,537,952 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). John D. Rockefeller is the 6th most popular businessperson (up from 7th in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from United States (down from 61st in 2019) and the 3rd 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 6 out of 601Before him are Howard Hughes, Bill Gates, Pierre de Coubertin, Oskar Schindler, and Cecil Rhodes. After him are Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Ingvar Kamprad, Sepp Blatter, George Soros, and Vince McMahon.

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Among people born in 1839, John D. Rockefeller ranks 2Before him is Paul Cézanne. After him are Modest Mussorgsky, Sully Prudhomme, 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 5Before him are Ernest Rutherford, Pierre de Coubertin, Guglielmo Marconi, and Alfred Adler. After him are Maurice Ravel, Antonio Gramsci, H. P. Lovecraft, Amelia Earhart, George Gershwin, Erich Ludendorff, and Lou Andreas-Salomé.

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Among people born in United States, John D. Rockefeller ranks 69 out of 18,182Before him are Toni Morrison (1931), Charles Lindbergh (1902), Al Gore (1948), Morgan Freeman (1937), Helen Keller (1880), and Stephen King (1947). After him are Danny DeVito (1944), Noam Chomsky (1928), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), Patrick Swayze (1952), Theodore Roosevelt (1858), and Warren Buffett (1930).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, John D. Rockefeller ranks 3Before him are Howard Hughes (1905) and Bill Gates (1955). After him are Warren Buffett (1930), Jeff Bezos (1964), Vince McMahon (1945), David Rockefeller (1915), Tim Cook (1960), Colonel Sanders (1890), Ray Kroc (1902), P. T. Barnum (1810), and Steve Ballmer (1956).