Definition of John D Rockefeller from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


John D Rockefeller

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John Davison Rockefeller (1839-1937) a US businessman who became very rich as the owner and President of the Standard Oil Company. In 1911 he gave the business to his only son, John D Rockefeller Junior (1874-1960) and then gave about $500 million of his own money for good causes. He established the Rockefeller Foundation and the University of Chicago (1892).