John D. Rockefeller

1839 - 1937

John D. Rockefeller

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 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 10,933,026 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 9th most popular businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, John D. Rockefeller ranks 9 out of 481Before him are George Soros, Pierre de Coubertin, Cecil Rhodes, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Ingvar Kamprad. After him are Sepp Blatter, Aristotle Onassis, Vince McMahon, David Rockefeller, Cosimo de' Medici, and Levi Strauss.

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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, Josephine Cochrane, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, and Nikolay Przhevalsky. Among people deceased in 1937, John D. Rockefeller ranks 7Before him are Guglielmo Marconi, Ernest Rutherford, Pierre de Coubertin, Alfred Adler, Maurice Ravel, and Antonio Gramsci. After him are H. P. Lovecraft, Amelia Earhart, Erich Ludendorff, George Gershwin, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, and Lou Andreas-Salomé.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John D. Rockefeller ranks 76 out of 12,171Before him are Samuel Morse (1791), Woody Allen (1935), Theodore Roosevelt (1858), Jimi Hendrix (1942), Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929), and Louis Armstrong (1901). After him are James Dean (1931), Patrick Swayze (1952), Woodrow Wilson (1856), Frank Sinatra (1915), Debbie Reynolds (1932), and Kirk Douglas (1916).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, John D. Rockefeller ranks 4Before him are Howard Hughes (1905), Warren Buffett (1930), and Bill Gates (1955). After him are Vince McMahon (1945), David Rockefeller (1915), P. T. Barnum (1810), Colonel Sanders (1890), J. Paul Getty (1892), Ray Kroc (1902), Tim Cook (1960), and Hugh Hefner (1926).

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