John D. Rockefeller

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John Davison Rockefeller Sr. (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) was an American industrialist and philanthropist. He was a co-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 along with other key contemporary industrialists such as Andrew Carnegie, defined the structure of modern philanthropy. In 1870, he founded Standard Oil Company and actively 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 A. 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, controlling 90% of all oil... More

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John D. Rockefeller #Business #Friendship

Photo of John D. Rockefeller A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John D. Rockefeller #Finance #Money

Photo of John D. Rockefeller The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.
John D. Rockefeller #Finance

Photo of John D. Rockefeller Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.
John D. Rockefeller #Good #Great #Leadership

Photo of John D. Rockefeller Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
John D. Rockefeller #Good #Leadership #Work

Photo of John D. Rockefeller Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
John D. Rockefeller #Money

Photo of John D. Rockefeller I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.
John D. Rockefeller #Money

Photo of John D. Rockefeller 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.
John D. Rockefeller #Motivational #Success #Travel

Photo of John D. Rockefeller If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John D. Rockefeller #Religion

Photo of John D. Rockefeller After it is all over, the religion of man is his most important possession.
John D. Rockefeller #Success #Wisdom

Photo of John D. Rockefeller Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim.
John D. Rockefeller #Work

Photo of John D. Rockefeller Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
John D. Rockefeller #Nature #Success

Photo of John D. Rockefeller 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.
John D. Rockefeller #Learning #Time

Photo of John D. Rockefeller 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.
John D. Rockefeller #Faith

Photo of John D. Rockefeller 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.