The last surviving grandson of John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil Company and America’s first billionaire, died on March 20, 2017. David Rockefeller, Sr. was 101. A representative of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund confirmed the death of America’s oldest billionaire.
David Rockefeller was known as a philanthropist, banker and avid art collector. According to CNN Money, Rockefeller donated $2 billion to various institutions like The Rockefeller University, Harvard University, the Museum of Modern Art, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Council on Foreign Relations. He also established the Trilateral Commission, an organization designed to promote cooperation among the nations of North America, Western Europe and Japan.
During his 100th birthday in 2015, he donated 1,022 acres of land located in Seal Harbor, Maine to the Mount Desert Island Land and Garden Preserve.
Forbes reported that Rockefeller made it to the top list of Forbes Oldest Billionaire 2017. At the time of his death, his net worth was at $3.3 billion. He belonged to the family who founded Standard Oil Company, the corporation that includes Exxon Mobil and Chevron today. The Rockefeller family also operated the Chase Manhattan Bank.[email protected]
David Rockefeller Cause Of Death
David Rockefeller died in his sleep. Fraser Seitel, the family spokesman, told NPR that Rockefeller died of congestive heart failure at his home in Pocantico Hills, New York.
Rockefeller was known for his active lifestyle. He was always on-the-go. Rockefeller enjoyed international travels to meet leaders and bankers from around the world. He expanded Chase Manhattan globally, as such, he was often overseas to meet clients and partners.
Even in his 90s, Rockefeller was still working and enjoying charity works. He was always known for his civic activities and love for the arts.
When news of his death circulated, people who have met him offered tribute to Rockefeller. In a statement former President George W. Bush stated that Rockefeller was “one of the most generous philanthropists — and brightest Points of Light — whose caring and commitment to the widest range of worthy causes touched and lifted innumerable lives.”
Despite his luxury and wealth, people knew Rockefeller as a man with a generous heart. In an interview with NPR in 2002, he was quoted saying: “It’s nice to live well and eat well and own things, but there comes a time, if you have enough money, when you just can’t enjoy them all. And there are other things which I think can bring much greater satisfaction — and that’s doing things for others.”
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