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John D. Rockefeller

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John D. Rockefeller

Founder of the Standard Oil Company


Who was John D. Rockefeller?

John D. Rockefeller was an American industrialist and philanthropist. He was the founder of the Standard Oil Company which became the first great U.S. business trusts. Standard Oil would go on to make Rockefeller the richest man in the world and the first to reach a billion dollars.

Black Gold

Rockefeller once said, God gave me my money. But in reality, it was oil that gave Rockefeller his billions. By the time of the Civil War, whale oil had become too expensive for the majority of Americans to use to light their homes. The petroleum boom in western Pennsylvania created a cheap alternative and Rockefeller was there at the beginning to exploit it.

The Rockefeller Billions

Rockefeller is said to have amassed a fortune that in today's dollars would be worth well over $600 billion dollars. To put that in perspective, the richest person in the world today is Mexico's Carlos Slim with a total net worth of around $69 billion.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for John D. Rockefeller

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry III, King of England

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir John FitzGeoffrey

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Maurice FitzGerald

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Richard de Clare

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Roger Mortimer

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

21st cousin
via John de Brienne

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir William de Ros

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert I, Count of Artois

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Philip III, King of France

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Maria of Brabant

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

19th cousin 2 times removed
via William de Aubeney

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir William de Ferrers

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir William de Cantilupe

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William de Beauchamp

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

12th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Lionel de Welles

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir William de Fiennes

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Roger V de Toeni

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Roger la Zouche

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Roger de Mowbray

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John King

(c1600 - c1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Maurice de Berkeley

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John Davis

14th and 17th Governor of Massachusetts

17th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Alan la Zouche

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John Davis

14th and 17th Governor of Massachusetts

12th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Robert Corbet

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

19th cousin
via Sir Alan la Zouche

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

14th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Robert Corbet

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Geena Davis

Movie and TV Actress

15th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Robert Corbet

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