Laurance Rockefeller was regarded as an incredibly important figure in environmentalism. He was very generous with his money, giving it away in the effort to protect special landscapes. Furthermore his money, family, and donations helped him reached very high environmental positions. The Rockefeller Family, the Power Elite, and Noblesse Oblige, can help explain some Laurances life in context. In or der to explain how Laurance climbed his way to the top environmentally, one must start with his family.
Laurance decscended from the incredibly notable Rockefeller family. The Rockefeller family were known for their incredible wealth, and prosperity. They are proclaimed as one of the richest families in the world, and are forever known for their wealth. Rockefellers wealth partially allowed him to make some of his greatest contributions to the environmental society. In order to explain Rockefeller’s immense wealth, one must go backwards to his grandfather, John Davison Rockefeller Sr. John Davison Rockefeller Sr. was born on July 8, 1839. John D. Rockefeller was born into a relatively well off family, his father was a lumber salesman, and a farmer. His mother was an extremely strict women, and raised John and his siblings firmly. After John graduated from high school he was soon working in a produce commission house. When John reached age 19 he started his first company with an English affiliate Maurice Clark. They launched the company Clark & Rockefeller. This company brought