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    The Rockefeller family (/ ˈ r ɒ k ə f ɛ l ər /) is an American industrial, political, and banking family that owns one of the world's largest fortunes.The fortune was made in the American petroleum industry during the late 19th and early 20th centuries by John D. Rockefeller and his brother William A. Rockefeller Jr., primarily through Standard Oil (the predecessor of ExxonMobil and ...

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    The family was heavily involved in many real estate construction projects in the U.S. during the 20th century. Chief among them: 1. Rockefeller Center, a multi-building complex built at the start of the Depression in Midtown Manhattan, financed solely by the family 2. International House of New York, New York City, 1924 (Junior) {Involvement: John D. 3rd, Abby Aldrich, David & Peggy, David Jr., Abby O'Neill} 3. Wren Building, College of William and Mary's, Virginia, from 1927 (Renovation funded by Junior) 4. Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, from 1927 onwards (Junior, Abby Aldrich, John D. 3rd and Winthrop), historical restoration 5. Museum of Modern Art, New York City, from 1929 (Abby Aldrich, Junior, Blanchette, Nelson, David, David Jr., Sharon Percy Rockefeller) 6. Riverside Church, New York City, 1930 (Junior) 7. The Cloisters, New York City, from 1934 (Junior) 8. The Interchurch Center, New York City, 1948 (Junior) 9. Asia Society(Asia House), New York City, 1956 (John D. 3rd) 1...

    Beginning with Rockefeller Senior, the family has been a major force in land conservation. Over the generations, it has created more than 20 national parks and open spaces, including the Cloisters, Acadia National Park, Forest Hill Park, the Nature Conservancy, the Rockefeller Forest in California's Humboldt Redwoods State Park (the largest stand of old-growth redwoods), and Grand Teton National Park, among many others. Rockefeller Jr, and his son Laurance (and his son Larry) were particularly prominent in this area. The National Audubon Society honored the family for its conservation efforts in November, 2005. Over 30 family members attended the event. At the event, the society's president, John Flicker, said: "Cumulatively, no other family in America has made the contribution to conservation that the Rockefeller family has made".

    The family has been awarded the annual UNA-USA’s Global Leadership Award, along with other recipients over time, including Bill Clinton and Michael Bloomberg. Members of the Rockefeller family into the fourth generation (especially the prominent banker and statesman David Rockefeller, who is the present family patriarch) have been heavily involved in international politics, and have donated money, established or been involved in the following major international institutions: 1. The Council on Foreign Relations- David, David Jr., Nelson, John D. 3rd, John D. IV (Jay), Peggy Dulany, Rockefeller Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund. 2. The Trilateral Commission- David, Rockefeller Brothers Fund. 3. The Bilderberg Group- David, John D. IV. 4. The Asia Society- John D. 3rd, John D. IV, Charles, David. 5. The Population Council- John D. 3rd. 6. The Council of the Americas- David. 7. The Group of Thirty- The Rockefeller Foundation. 8. The World Economic Forum- David. 9. The Brookings Ins...

    The Rockefeller Archive Center, an independent foundation that was until 2008 a part of Rockefeller University, is a vast three-story underground bunker built below the Martha Baird Rockefeller Hillcrest mansion on the family estate at Pocantico (see Kykuit). Along forty-foot-long walls of shelves on rails, maintained by ten full-time archivists, is the entire repository of personal and official papers and correspondence of the complete family and its members, along with historical papers of its numerous foundations, as well as other non-family philanthropic institutions. These include: the Commonwealth Fund, Charles E. Culpeper Foundation, Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust, and the John and Mary R. Markle Foundation. In total, it holds over 70 million pages of documents and contains the collections of forty-two scientific, cultural, educational and philanthropic organizations. Only the expurgated records of deceased family members are publicly available to scholars and researchers...

    The combined wealth of the family – their total assets and investments plus the individual wealth of its members – has never been known with any precision. The records of the family archives relating to both the family and individual members' net worth is closed to researchers. From the outset, and even today, the family wealth has been under the complete control of the male members of the family, through the family office. Despite strong-willed wives who had influence over their husbands' decisions – such as the pivotal female figure Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, wife of Junior – in all cases they received allowances only and were never given even partial responsibility for the family fortune. Much of the wealth has been locked up in the notable family trust of 1934 (which holds the bulk of the fortune and matures on the death of the fourth generation), and the trust of 1952, both administered by the Chase Manhattan Bank. These trusts have consisted of shares in the successor companies...

    Over the generations the family members have resided in some notable historic homes. A total of 81 Rockefeller homes are on the National Register of Historic Places.Not including all homes owned by the five brothers, some of the more prominent of these are: 1. Kykuit- The landmark six-story home on the vast Westchester County family estate, home to four generations of the family; 2. Bassett Hall- The house at Colonial Williamsburg bought by Junior in 1927 and renovated by 1936, it was the favorite residence of both Junior and Abby and is now a house museum at the family-restored Colonial Revival town; 3. The Eyrie - A sprawling 100-room summer holiday home on Mount Desert Island in Maine, demolished by family members in 1962; 4. Forest Hill- The family's country estate and summer home in Cleveland for four decades. Built and occupied by Senior, it burned down in 1917; 5. Golf House at Lakewood, New Jersey - The former three-story clubhouse for the elite Ocean County Hunt and Country...

    A trademark of the dynasty over its 140-plus years has been the remarkable unity it has maintained, despite major divisions that developed in the late 1970s, and unlike other rich families such as the DuPonts and the Mellons. A primary reason has been the lifelong efforts of "Junior" to not only cleanse the name from the opprobrium stemming from the ruthless practices of Standard Oil, but his tireless efforts to forge family unity even as he allowed his five sons to operate independently. This was partly achieved by regular brothers and family meetings, but it was also because of the high value placed on family unity by first Nelson and John 3rd, and later especially with David. Regarding achievements, in 1972, on the 100th anniversary of the founding of Andrew Carnegie's philanthropy, the Carnegie Corporation, which has had a long association with the family and its institutions, released a public statement on the influence of the family on not just philanthropy but encompassing a...

    The members of the Rockefeller family are noted for their philanthropy; a Rockefeller Archive Centerstudy in 2004 documents an incomplete list of 72 major institutions that the family has created and/or endowed up to the present day. Historically, the major focus of their benefactions have been in the educational, health and conservation areas. Family leaders in both philanthropy and business have included John D. Sr., John D. Jr. ("Junior"), John D. III, Laurance Rockefeller and David Rockefeller, who is the family's current patriarch. Several family members have held high public office, including Vice President of the United States (Nelson Rockefeller), United States Senator (Jay Rockefeller), state governor (Nelson, Jay, and Winthrop Rockefeller), and lieutenant governor (Winthrop Paul Rockefeller). Another noted family member was Michael Rockefeller, son of Nelson Rockefeller, an anthropologist who came to media attention after he was presumed killed in New Guineain 1961. The co...

    Ancestors

    1. Goddard Rockenfeller (1590–1684) (m.1622) Magdalena (1592–1656) 1.1. Johannes Rockenfeller (1634–1684) (m.1678) Elizabeth Margaretha Remagen (1634) 1.1.1. Johann Peter Rockefeller (1681, Prussia–1763, Rocktown, NJ) (Arrived in America 1708) 1.1.1.1. Peter Rockefeller (1711–1787) (m.1740) Mary Bellis (1723–1772) (Had nine children in all) 1.1.1.1.1. Godfrey Rockefeller (1745–1818) 1.1.1.1.2. Margaret Rockefeller (1750–1797) (m.late 18th century) George Trumbo (1750–1830) 1.1.1.1.3. William...

    Descendants of John Davison Rockefeller

    To the sixth-generation, with 21 still living in the fourth (the Cousins). The total number of blood relative descendants as of 2006 is about 150. 1. Elizabeth "Bessie" Rockefeller Strong (1866–1906) (m.1889) Charles Augustus Strong (1862–1940) 1.1. Margaret Strong(1897–1985) (m.1st.1927) George de Cuevas (1885–1961); (m.2nd.1977) Raimundo de Larrain 2. Alice Rockefeller(1869–1870) 3. Alta Rockefeller Prentice (1871–1962) (m.1901) Ezra Parmelee Prentice (1863–1955) 3.1. John Rockefeller Prent...

    Descendants of William Rockefeller

    An article in the New York Timesin 1937 stated that William Rockefeller had, at that time, exactly 28 great-grandchildren. 1. Lewis Edward Rockefeller (1865–1866) 2. Emma Rockefeller McAlpin (1868–1934) 3. William Goodsell Rockefeller (1870–1922) 3.1. William Avery Rockefeller (1896–1973) 3.1.1. William Rockefeller 3.1.2. Frederick Lincoln Rockefeller 3.1.3. Elsie Rockefeller 3.2. Godfrey Stillman Rockefeller (1899–1983) 3.2.1. Godfrey A. Rockefeller(1924–2010) 3.2.2. Marion Rockefeller 3.2.3...

    Abels, Jules. The Rockefeller Billions: The Story of the World's Most Stupendous Fortune. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1965.
    Aldrich, Nelson W. Jr. Old Money: The Mythology of America's Upper Class. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.
    Boorstin, Daniel J. The Americans: The Democratic Experience. New York: Vintage Books, 1974.
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  4. John D. Rockefeller - Wikipedia

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    Rockefeller family. 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 ...

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  5. Category:Rockefeller family - Wikipedia

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    Rockefeller family

    1. John D. RockefellerSr. (1839–1937), founder of the Standard Oil Company 2. Laura Spelman Rockefeller(1839–1915), wife of John D.R., namesake of Spelman College 3. William Rockefeller(1841–1922), brother of John D.R. 4. Bessie Rockefeller Strong(1866–1906), daughter of John D.R. 5. Alice Rockefeller(1869–1870), daughter of John D.R. 6. Alta Rockefeller Prentice(1871–1962), daughter of John D.R., founder Alta House (settlement house) 7. Edith Rockefeller McCormick(1872–1932), daughter of Joh...

    Other people with the name

    1. Clark Rockefeller(born Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, 1961), convicted murderer and impostor 2. Jim Rockefeller, inventor of the Rockefeller Yankee, a fiberglass-bodied sports car 3. Lewis K. Rockefeller(1875–1948), US Representative from New York, Republican; not a member of the John D. Rockefeller branch of the family dynasty

    "Rockefeller Street," a song by Estonian singer Getter Jaani
    "The Rockafeller Skank", a song by British musician Fatboy Slim
  7. Rockefeller family | Familypedia | Fandom

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    One of the founding members of the Rockefeller family was businessman William Rockefeller Sr. born in Granger, New York, to a Protestant family. He had six children with his first wife Eliza Davison, the most prominent of which were oil tycoons John Davison Rockefeller and William Rockefeller, co-founders of Standard Oil. Oil baron John D. Rockefeller was a devout Northern Baptist, and he supported many church-based institutions.

    The family was heavily involved in numerous real estate construction projects in the U.S. during the 20th century.Chief among them: 1. Rockefeller Center, a multi-building complex built at the start of the Depression in Midtown Manhattan, financed solely by the family 2. International House of New York, New York City, 1924 (Junior) {Involvement: John III, Abby Aldrich, David & Peggy, David Jr., Abby O'Neill} 3. Wren Building, College of William and Mary, Virginia, from 1927 (Renovation funded by Junior) 4. Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, from 1927 onwards (Junior, Abby Aldrich, John III and Winthrop), historical restoration 5. Museum of Modern Art, New York City, from 1929 (Abby Aldrich, John Jr., Blanchette, Nelson, David, David Jr., Sharon Percy Rockefeller) 6. Riverside Church, New York City, 1930 (John Jr.) 7. The Cloisters, New York City, from 1934 (John Jr.) 8. The Interchurch Center, New York City, 1948 (John Jr.) 9. Asia Society(Asia House), New York City, 1956 (John III) 1...

    Beginning with John Sr., the family has been a major force in land conservation. Over the generations, it has created more than 20 national parks and open spaces, including the Cloisters, Acadia National Park, Forest Hill Park, the Nature Conservancy, the Rockefeller Forest in California's Humboldt Redwoods State Park (the largest stand of old-growth redwoods), and Grand Teton National Park, among many others. John Jr., and his son Laurance(and his son Laurance Jr. aka Larry) were particularly prominent in this area. The family was honored for its conservation efforts in November 2005, by the National Audubon Society, one of America's largest and oldest conservation organizations, at which over 30 family members attended. At the event, the society's president, John Flicker, notably stated: "Cumulatively, no other family in America has made the contribution to conservation that the Rockefeller family has made".

    Members of the Rockefeller family into the fourth generation (especially the prominent banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller, who was the family patriarch until his death in 2017) have been heavily involved in international politics. David Rockefeller never assumed an official role, nonetheless, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton.The rockefeller family patricarchs donated money to, established or been involved in the following major international institutions: 1. The Council on Foreign Relations- David, David Jr., Nelson, John D. III, John D. IV (Jay), Peggy Dulany, Rockefeller Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund. 2. The Trilateral Commission-David, Rockefeller Brothers Fund. 3. The Bilderberg Group- David, John D. IV. 4. The Asia Society- John D. III, John D. IV, Charles, David. 5. The Population Council- John D. III. 6. The Council of the Americas- David. 7. The Group of Thirty- The Rockefeller Foundation. 8. The World Economic Forum...

    The Rockefeller Archive Center, an independent foundation that was until 2008 a division of Rockefeller University, is a three-level underground archive below the Martha Baird Rockefeller Hillcrest house on the family estate at Pocantico (see Kykuit). Along forty-foot-long walls of shelves on rails, maintained by ten full-time archivists, is the entire repository of personal and official papers and correspondence of the complete family and its members, along with historical papers of its numerous foundations, as well as other non-family philanthropic institutions. These include: the Commonwealth Fund, Charles E. Culpeper Foundation, Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust, and the John and Mary R. Markle Foundation. In total, it holds over 70 million pages of documents and contains the collections of forty-two scientific, cultural, educational and philanthropic organizations. Only the expurgated records of deceased family members are publicly available to scholars and researchers; all re...

    The combined wealth of the family – their total assets and investments plus the individual wealth of its members – has never been known with any precision. The records of the family archives relating to both the family and individual members' net worth are closed to researchers. From the outset, and even today, the family's wealth has been under the complete control of the male members of the dynasty, through the family office. Despite strong-willed wives who had influence over their husbands' decisions—such as the pivotal female figure Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, wife of Junior—in all cases they received allowances only and were never given even partial responsibility for the family fortune. Much of the wealth has been locked up in the notable family trust of 1934 (which holds the bulk of the fortune and matures on the death of the fourth generation), and the trust of 1952, both administered by Chase Bank, the corporate successor to Chase Manhattan Bank. These trusts have consisted o...

    Over the generations the family members have resided in some notable historic homes. A total of 81 Rockefeller homes are on the National Register of Historic Places.Not including all homes owned by the five brothers, some of the more prominent of these are: 1. One Beekman Place- The residence of Laurance in New York City 2. 10 West Fifty-fourth Street - A nine-story single family home, the former residence of Junior before he shifted to 740 Park Avenue, and the largest residence in New York City at the time, it was the home for the five young brothers. It was later given by Junior to the Museum of Modern Art 3. 740 Park Avenue- Junior and Abby's famed 40-room triplex apartment in the luxury New York City apartment building, which was later sold for a record price; 4. Bassett Hall - The house at Colonial Williamsburgbought by Junior in 1927 and renovated by 1936, it was the favorite residence of both Junior and Abby and is now a house museum at the family-restored Colonial Revival to...

    A trademark of the dynasty over its 140-plus years has been the remarkable unity it has maintained, despite major divisions that developed in the late 1970s, and unlike other wealthy families such as the Du Ponts and the Mellons. A primary reason has been the lifelong efforts of "Junior" to not only cleanse the name from the opprobrium stemming from the ruthless practices of Standard Oil, but his tireless efforts to forge family unity even as he allowed his five sons to operate independently. This was partly achieved by regular brothers and family meetings, but it was also because of the high value placed on family unity by first Nelson and John III, and later especially with David. Regarding achievements, in 1972, on the 100th anniversary of the founding of Andrew Carnegie's philanthropy, the Carnegie Corporation, which has had a long association with the family and its institutions, released a public statement on the influence of the family on not just philanthropy but encompassin...

    The members of the Rockefeller family are noted for their philanthropy; a Rockefeller Archive Centerstudy in 2004 documents an incomplete list of 72 major institutions that the family has created and/or endowed up to the present day. Historically, the major focus of their benefactions have been in the educational, health and conservation areas. Family leaders in both philanthropy and business have included John D. Sr., John D. Jr. ("Junior"), John D. III, Laurance, and David. Several family members have held high public office, including Vice President of the United States (Nelson Rockefeller), United States Senator (Jay Rockefeller), state governor (Nelson, Jay, and Winthrop Rockefeller), and lieutenant governor (Winthrop Paul Rockefeller). Another noted family member was Michael Rockefeller, son of Nelson Rockefeller, an anthropologistwho came to media attention after he was presumed killed in New Guinea in 1961. The corporate, financial, and personal affairs of the family - numbe...

    Winthrop Rockefeller (1912–1973)
    Winthrop Paul Rockefeller (1948–2006)
  8. Happy Rockefeller - Wikipedia

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    Margaretta Large "Happy" Rockefeller (née Fitler, formerly Murphy; June 9, 1926 – May 19, 2015) was a philanthropist and the second wife of the 49th governor of New York and 41st vice president of the United States, Nelson Rockefeller (1908–1979).

  9. Michael Rockefeller - Wikipedia

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    Michael Clark Rockefeller was the fifth child of New York Governor and future U.S. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, and a fourth-generation member of the Rockefeller family. He disappeared during an expedition in the Asmat region of southwestern Netherlands New Guinea, which is now a part of the Indonesian province of Papua. In 2014, Carl Hoffman published a book that went into detail about the inquest into his killing, in which villagers and tribal elders admit to Rockefeller being killed aft

    Rockefeller was the fifth and last child of Mary Todhunter Rockefeller and Nelson Rockefeller. He was the third son of seven children fathered by Nelson Rockefeller, and he had a twin sister, Mary.

    On November 17, 1961, Rockefeller and Dutch anthropologist René Wassing were in a 40-foot dugout canoe about 3 miles from shore when their double pontoon boat was swamped and overturned. Their two local guides swam for help, but it was slow in coming. After drifting for some time, early on November 19 Rockefeller said to Wassing "I think I can make it" and swam for shore. The boat was an estimated 12 mi from the shore when he made the attempt to swim to safety, supporting the theory that ...

    It is believed that Rockefeller either drowned or was attacked by a shark or saltwater crocodile. As headhunting and cannibalism were still present in some areas of Asmat in 1961, it has also been speculated that Rockefeller may have been killed and eaten by Asmat tribespeople. In 1969, the journalist Milt Machlin traveled to the island to investigate Rockefeller's disappearance. He dismissed reports of Rockefeller living as a captive or as a Kurtz-like figure in the jungle, but concluded that c

    Many of the Asmat artifacts Rockefeller collected are part of the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The Peabody Museum has published the catalogue of an exhibition of pictures taken by Rockefeller during the New Guinea expedition.

    The 1973, National Lampoon Comics contained a story that focused on Rockefeller's disappearance as being a ruse so he could kill all the black people in New Guinea and his family could steal their resources.

    • Michael Clark Rockefeller, May 18, 1938
    • Declared legally dead in 1964 (aged 25–26)
  10. The Rockefeller Family 2020: Wiki, Married, Family, Wedding ...

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    Wiki Biography. The Rockefeller name is synonymous with big business in the USA, and has been over a considerable period of time, ranking alongside Carnegie and perhaps Rothschild in wealth – the former also as a similarly self-made billionaire family, the latter also because of assumed similar Germanic roots.

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