- An American banker who served as chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation
|How tall was David Rockefeller?||183 cm / 6 ft 1 in||Born:||12 June 1915 |
|When did David Rockefeller die? / Died||20 March 2017|
|How many years did David Rockefeller live? / Lived||101 years|
|Where was David Rockefeller born?||New York City, New York, U.S.A.|
|Where did David Rockefeller die? / Deathplace ||Pocantico Hills, New York, U.S.A.|
Net worth 2020 (estimated)
|How much is David Rockefeller worth?||$3,200,000,000|
Who was David Rockefeller? / Facts
- Trivia - He was the oldest living member of the Rockefeller family and family patriarch from July 2004 until his death in March 2017
- Family roots - Rockefeller is also the only surviving child of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, and the only surviving grandchild of John D. Rockefeller and Laura Spelman Rockefeller
- Military service - He served for military intelligence in the US Army in France and North Africa during World War II.
- Career start - He worked as a secretary to NYC Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia
- Banking - Rockefeller joined Chase National Bank in 1946. By 1952 he was appointed senior vice president. Rockefeller specialized in international banking. He helped facilitate the merger of Chase National and Bank of the Manhattan Company, which resulted in the Chase Manhattan. Rockefeller was appointed chairman and CEO of Chase in the late 1960s. He retired from active management in 1981. He held the title of chairman until 1999.
- Politics - Rockefeller traveled widely and met with both foreign rulers and U.S. presidents, beginning with Dwight D. Eisenhower. At times he even served as an unofficial emissary on high-level business. Among the foreign leaders he met were Saddam Hussein, Fidel Castro, Nikita Khrushchev, and Mikhail Gorbachev. At different times he was offered important government positions, but each time Rockefeller declined. Rockefeller was criticized for befriending foreign autocrats to expand Chase interests in their countries. Though a lifelong Republican and party contributor, he was a member of the moderate "Rockefeller Republicans" that arose out of the political ambitions and public policy stance of his brother Nelson. In 2006 he teamed up with former Goldman Sachs executives and others to form a fund-raising group based in Washington, Republicans Who Care, that supported moderate Republican candidates over more ideological contenders.
- Philantropic work - He was a member of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. He has donated millions to the New York Museum of Modern Art, and to his alma mater, Harvard University. He’s served as a trustee of the University of Chicago and as an overseer for Harvard University
- Awards - He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998 by President Bill Clinton
- Reported cause of death - Congestive heart failure
- Harvard University (1936)
- London School of Economics
- University of Chicago (1940)
I owe much to mother. She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally.
I believe that government is the servant of the people and not their master.
I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education.
I hope the Guggenheim plan will be revived.
Much corporate giving is charitable in nature rather than philanthropic.
For more than a century ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure--one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.
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