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Rockefeller

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Rockefeller

  1. 1. John D. Rockefeller Rachel Jacoby 7
  2. 2. Basic History • Born in Richford, New York on July 8, 1839 • Moved to Cleveland in 1853 • Went into the oil refinery business with his neighbor Maurice Clark in 1859 • Married Laura Spelman in 1864 and had five children • Involved in philanthropy
  3. 3. Prior Work Experience • First job as an assistant bookkeeper Rockefeller partly owned.. • Andrews, Clark, and Co. • Rockefeller & Andrews • Standard Oil Company • Standard Oil Trust
  4. 4. Where do they work now? • He’s dead
  5. 5. Standard Oil Company • Oil refinery • Replaced much of the competition in Cleveland during the later 1800s • By end of the 1870s, Standard Oil produced about 90% of the oil in the US • Made Rockefeller a millionaire
  6. 6. Position at Standard Oil • Rockefeller was co-owner of Standard Oil Company
  7. 7. After Standard Oil.. • Rockefeller continued to hold stocks in the company, keeping a continuous flow of money • He became a philanthropist
  8. 8. Works Cited • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D._Rockefe ller

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