John D. Rockefeller: Well-Known Family Empire

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John D. Rockefeller The Rockefeller name is so common these days that many of the youth say it without really even knowing what or who they are talking about. The man responsible for this well-known family empire is John D. Rockefeller. He was born into a modest working class family in 1839. He dropped out of high school and spent a few months doing business training and in 1855 got his first job. His strong work ethic got him a partnership position only 4 short years later. The same year oil was first discovered. It was then that Rockefeller was instantly drawn to the oil business. In 1870 he joined his brother and others to cofound the Standard Oil Company. Rockefeller was a devout Baptist in church every Sunday and a determined business
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