Skip to comments.Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at age 101
Posted on 03/20/2017 8:10:58 AM PDT by re_tail20
David Rockefeller, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist who was the last in his generation of one of the country's most famously philanthropic families, died Monday. He was 101.
Rockefeller died in his sleep at his home in suburban Pocantico Hills, New York, according to his spokesman, Fraser P. Seitel.
He was the youngest of six children born to John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller. With the passing of his siblings, he became the guardian of his family's fortune and head of a sprawling network of family interests, both business and philanthropic, that ranged from environmental conservation to the arts.
To mark his 100th birthday in 2015, Rockefeller gave 1,000 acres of land next to a national park to the state of Maine.
Aspects of the Rockefeller brothers' upbringing became famous, including the 25-cent allowance, portions of which had to be set aside for charity and savings, and the inculcation that wealth brings great responsibility.
Two of his brothers held elected office: Nelson Rockefeller served as the governor of New York, hungered for the White House and briefly served as vice president. Winthrop Rockefeller was a governor of Arkansas.
David Rockefeller, however, wielded power and influence without ever seeking public office. Among his many accomplishments were spurring the project that led to the World Trade Center.
And unlike his other brothers, John D. III and Laurance, who shied from the spotlight and were known for philanthropy, David Rockefeller embraced business and traveled and spoke widely as a champion of enlightened capitalism.
"American capitalism has brought more benefits to more people than any other system in any part of the world at any time in history," he said. "The problem is to see that the system is run as efficiently and as honestly...
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He’s in God’s hands now.
Didn’t he have a nephew that died on a South American river or in Borneo maybe, in the 1960/70s?
I was beginning to think he would never die after 2-3 heart transplants, etc. The Devil can be a powerful ally...at a price.
Fascinating - his story is that of New York City and America’s history.
His maternal Grandfather, Nelson Aldrich of Rhode Island, was one of the six men who met at Jekyll Island in Georgia in 1910 to secretly plan the future Federal Reserve Bank, which was imposed on America 3 years later.
Now it is Hebrews 9:27 time for the bastard
Mark 8:36 “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?”
Can we get him to take Soros with him ?
Chuck Berry will be missed more.
Amen to that.
So Bubba’s uncle finally died
Trying to bring ‘others around the world to build a more integrated political & economic structure’ is fine if you’re bringing everyone else UP to the freedoms & prosperity of the US. Unfortunately, they ended up trying to reverse the process to take us DOWN to the level of others.
Funny. Walter Cronkite said something similar.
Wow, those eyes.
I seriously doubt that. This guy was a serial mass murderer along with the rest of the globalists.
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