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 is widely considered the wealthiest American of all time and the richest person in modern history.Rockefeller was born into a large and poor family in upstate New York that moved several times before eventually settling in Cleveland, Ohio. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John D. Rockefeller has received more than 13,800,299 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). John D. Rockefeller is the 7th most popular businessperson (up from 9th in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from United States (up from 76th 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 7 out of 604Before him are Bill Gates, Howard Hughes, Pierre de Coubertin, Oskar Schindler, Cecil Rhodes, and Warren Buffett. After him are Ingvar Kamprad, George Soros, Aristotle Onassis, David Rockefeller, Vince McMahon, and Ray Kroc.

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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, George Armstrong Custer, Carol I of Romania, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Josephine Cochrane, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, and Machado de Assis. Among people deceased in 1937, John D. Rockefeller ranks 6Before him are Ernest Rutherford, Pierre de Coubertin, Maurice Ravel, Guglielmo Marconi, and Alfred Adler. After him are Antonio Gramsci, H. P. Lovecraft, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Amelia Earhart, Erich Ludendorff, and George Gershwin.

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Among people born in United States, John D. Rockefeller ranks 61 out of 15,968Before him are Warren Buffett (1930), Jack London (1876), Jack Nicholson (1937), James Stewart (1908), Abraham Maslow (1908), and Robert Frost (1874). After him are George W. Bush (1946), John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928), Harry S. Truman (1884), Judy Garland (1922), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), and Al Gore (1948).

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Among businesspeople born in United States, John D. Rockefeller ranks 4Before him are Bill Gates (1955), Howard Hughes (1905), and Warren Buffett (1930). After him are David Rockefeller (1915), Vince McMahon (1945), Ray Kroc (1902), Colonel Sanders (1890), Hugh Hefner (1926), Tim Cook (1960), J. P. Morgan (1837), and J. Paul Getty (1892).