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  1. Mar 24, 2013 · John Davison Rockefeller was born July 8, 1839 on a farm in Richmond, New York. He was the second child of six born to William Avery and Eliza Davison Rockefeller. The family lived modestly, John’s father being a “pitch man” charging up to $25.00 for treatments for cancers.

  2. Aug 10, 2020 · John D. Rockefeller was the head of the Standard Oil Company and one of the world's richest men. He used his fortune to fund ongoing philanthropic causes.

  3. John D. Rockefeller was born July 8, 1839, in Richford, New York, about midway between Binghamton and Ithaca. His father, William Avery Rockefeller, was a "pitch man" — a "doctor" who claimed he ...

  4. Jul 08, 2014 · On the 175th anniversary of John D. Rockefeller’s birth, explore 10 surprising facts about the oil tycoon and philanthropist. 1. His father was a con artist and a bigamist.

  5. John Davison Rockefeller Jr. (January 29, 1874 – May 11, 1960) was an American financier and philanthropist, and the only son of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller.He was often known as "Junior", to distinguish him from his father. He was involved in the development of the vast office complex in Midtown Manhattan known as Rockefeller Center, making him one of the largest real estate ...

  6. Mar 01, 2021 · John D. Rockefeller Net Worth: John D. Rockefeller was an American business magnate and philanthropist.An accounting clerk by trade, Rockefeller turned a $4,000 investment in a Cleveland oil ...

  7. Oct 01, 1988 · Rockefeller’s early life hardly seemed the making of a near billionaire. His father was a peddler who often struggled to make ends meet. His mother stayed at home to raise their six children. They moved around upstate New York—from Richford to Moravia to Oswego—and eventually settled in Cleveland, Ohio. John D. was the oldest son.

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