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John D. Rockefeller Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in Richford, New York, USA
Died in Ormond, Florida, USA
Birth NameJohn Davison Rockefeller
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John D. Rockefeller was born on July 8, 1839 in Richford, New York, USA as John Davison Rockefeller. He was married to Laura Celesdia Spelman. He died on May 23, 1937 in Ormond, Florida, USA.

Spouse (1)

Laura Celesdia Spelman (8 September 1864 - 1915) ( her death) ( 5 children)

Trivia (8)

An extremely generous man, he established many charities, which were devoted to building schools, hospitals and helping the less fortunate.
Developed alopecia universalis in 1901, a condition which caused him to lose all of his body hair.
He was the first American to be worth more than a billion dollars.
Had four daughters and one son.
Was a supporter of Abraham Lincoln.
Abstained from alcohol and tobacco throughout his life.
Adjusting for monetary inflation, he was the wealthiest person in modern history, with peak net worth of approximately $340 billion in 2015 dollars.

Personal Quotes (33)

The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee. And I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.
This Sunday School has been of help to me, greater perhaps than any other force in my Christian life, and I can ask no better things for you than that you, and all that shall come after you in this great band of workers for Christ, shall receive the same measure of blessedness which I have been permitted to have.
I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit... a reputation, character.
If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.
I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.
We can never learn too much of His will towards us, too much of His messages and His advice. The Bible is His word and its study gives at once the foundation for our faith and an inspiration to battle onward in the fight against the tempter.
Giving should be entered into in just the same way as investing. Giving is investing.
A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
Competition is a sin.
The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.
After it is all over, the religion of man is his most important possession.
Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake.
Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim.
I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living.
I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.
And we are never too old to study the Bible. Each time the lessons are studied comes some new meaning, some new thought which will make us better.
There is nothing in this world that can compare with the Christian fellowship; nothing that can satisfy but Christ.
The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it?
Don't blame the marketing department. The buck stops with the chief executive.

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