John D Rockefeller Entrepreneur

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John D. Rockefeller
Entrepreneurship. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines it as one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise. An Entrepreneur is a risk taker. One of the most well known entrepreneurs of the 20th century is none other than John D. Rockefeller. Born on July 8th, 1839 as the second child to William Avery and Eliza Davison Rockefeller. His father, was known as a con-artist, often claiming he could cure cancer while charging twenty-five dollars for a treatment. His mother was a religious women and often taught John to give and share with those that had little. John’s potential began to shine when he was 12 years old. He had saved fifty dollars from working for his neighbors and mother, when his mother urged John to loan a farmer his fifty dollars. John agreed to loan him the money under the terms that the farmer would pay John back with a 7 percent interest. “When the farmer paid him back with
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He funded projects such as the University of Chicago, Rockefeller Institute for Medical research, and the Rockefeller Foundation. Rockefeller is credited with donating over $540 million of his hard earned dollars to charities and other organizations during his life time. Rockefeller would eventually pass away on May 23rd, 1937 at the age of 97. Although his life had come to an end his legacy will forever live on, as America’s leading businessman.
John D. Rockefeller was a true entrepreneur. I find his life to be a true inspiration for not only entrepreneurs but all Americans. He was known for his tough business approach, but was a charitable man. John’s legacy inspires me not only to be the best businessman I can be, but to be the best human being I can possibly
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