John D. Rockefeller

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John D. Rockefeller

A famous American industrialist. He started his career in foodstuffs, but constructed an oil refinery with a partner in 1859. He co-founded Standard Oil in 1870, and by 1880 had virtually monopolized oil refining in the United States. He was known for his heavy-handed business tactics, including corporate espionage and buying out competitors. Rockefeller's supporters contend that he improved efficiency and made oil accessible to the general public in the age of industrialization. His critics claim that he hurt small businesses and was guilty of unethical business dealings. In later life, he became a noted philanthropist. He lived from 1839 to 1937, and is regarded as perhaps the richest person who ever lived.
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Lil Rockerfeller subsequently chased home camping Ground in the Relkeel Hurdle at cheltenham on New Year's Day, while he has again bagged a good chunk of prize money by finishing third in an Ascot Grade Three since then.
Turner Construction has begun work on The Rockerfeller University's new Collaborative Research Center, a $400 million building and renovation project, the first new space to be constructed on the university's campus in almost 15 years.
Terry Rockerfeller, whose sister died on 11 September 2001, told how she and other relations of victims were campaigning for peace and had visited Afghanistan and Iraq to meet the families of civilians who had been killed by Coalition bombing.
The film weaves in the parallel stories of Diego Rivera's stunning mural at Rockerfeller Center, destroyed because of its radical overtones, and the exchange of Italian art classics for American steel to support Mussolini's regime.
He moved to the American studies department, where, with grants from the Rockerfeller Foundation, he authored books on Japanese-American culture including "Kodomo No Tame Ni - For the Sake of the Children" and "Jan Ken Po: The World of Hawaii's Japanese Americans.
Chase Manhattan -- a family bank of the Rockerfellers -- came to Pakistan in the early eighties when David Rockerfeller visited Pakistan.
She immediately was accepted into the prestigious tri-institutional program at Rockerfeller where she was recently awarded the Harold M.
I SPOKE to trainer Neil King yesterday and Lil Rockerfeller is fine.
But, so long as the ground doesn't go silly soft here today, the hope is that Lil Rockerfeller can bounce back to show his true colours.
The other horse of interest is DEFI DU SEUIL, unbeaten in seven over hurdles last season, including a victory in Cheltenham's JCB Triumph Hurdle, but disappointing on his seasonal bow behind Lil Rockerfeller at Ascot in November.
That was his third victory on the spin, while his placed efforts last term behind Lil Rockerfeller also read well as that horse has since thrived in good company.
Sean, 17, son of Haverfordwest trainer Peter Bowen, was in tremendous form at Sandown Park on Saturday, landing a double on Lil Rockerfeller and Just A Par which won the PS85,425 Bet365 Gold Cup.