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Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller, John Davison Rockefeller(noun)
United States industrialist who made a fortune in the oil business and gave half of it away (1839-1937)
John D. Rockefeller
John Davison Rockefeller was an American industrialist and philanthropist. He was the founder of the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. business trust. Rockefeller revolutionized the petroleum industry and defined the structure of modern philanthropy. In 1870, he founded Standard Oil Company and aggressively ran it until he officially retired in 1897. Rockefeller founded Standard Oil as an Ohio partnership with his brother William along with Henry Flagler, Jabez Bostwick, chemist Samuel Andrews, and a silent partner, Stephen V. Harkness. As kerosene and gasoline grew in importance, Rockefeller's wealth soared and he became the world's richest man and the first American worth more than a billion dollars. Adjusting for inflation, he is often regarded as the richest person in history. Rockefeller spent the last 40 years of his life in retirement. His fortune was mainly used to create the modern systematic approach of targeted philanthropy. He was able to do this through the creation of foundations that had a major effect on medicine, education and scientific research. His foundations pioneered the development of medical research and were instrumental in the eradication of hookworm and yellow fever.
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It's more advisable and better off to live for others than to live for oneself or yourself. Yes! because a selfish person is easily forgotten after his or her demise. Whereas, the world do remember and celebrate the generous person(s) perpetually e.g. John D. Rockefeller/Andrew Carnegie/George Soros/Oprah Winfrey/Warren Buffett/Martin Luther King Jnr./Mother Theresa/Mahatma Gandhi/Nelson Mandela/Chinua Achebe among others. Thus, endeavour to live for others throughout your lifetime. For, it really pays eventually.
It's more advisable and better off to live for others than to live for oneself or yourself. Yes! because a selfish person is easily forgotten after his or her demise. Whereas, the world do remember and celebrate the generous person(s) perpetually e.g. John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, George Soros, Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffett, Henry Ford, J.N. Tata, J.R.D. Tata,Tata Group, Tata Family, Tata Motors, Sudha Murthy, Martin Luther King Jnr., Mother Theresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Dr. Myles Munroe, Chinua Achebe, Aliko Dangote, Rochas Okorocha among others. Thus, endeavour to live for others throughout your lifetime. For, it really pays eventually.
Giving is a prerequisite to receiving or getting more and more blessings, riches and money from God. Yes! whoever that gives generously and cheerfully most especially to the poor, the needy and the helpless cannot and will never lack throughout his or her lifetime (Proverbs 28 : 27, Acts 20 : 35). Uncommon and renowned givers Bill Gates, Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation or Gates Foundation, Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Foundation, George Soros, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller Snr., John D. Rockefeller Jnr., Rockefeller Family, Rockefeller Foundation, Warren Buffett, Mother Theresa, Oprah Winfrey, Sudha Murthy, J.R.D Tata, J.N. Tata, Tata Group, Tata Motors, Tata Family, Aliko Dangote, Dangote Group, Dangote Foundation, Rochas Okorocha, Rochas Foundation among others.
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