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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.
The astonishing view over Central Park from the top of the Rockerfeller Centre Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge offers fabulous views of Manhattan Times Square, where life never stops
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.
You can set your watch by him and he'll always run his race but he often seems to find one or two too good these days and this is a more competitive race than the one he beat Lil Rockerfeller in 12 months ago.
Bob Buckler's mare ran a blinder against Lil Rockerfeller at Exeter and can bag a win of her own in these calmer waters.
Nicky Henderson's gelding was pulled up on his fencing debut at Kempton in December but ran a blinder when chasing home class act Lil Rockerfeller at Uttoxeter last time out.
Q3 Lil Rockerfeller (4.05) is pure class and he can easily open his account over fences.
Rockerfeller (sic) destroyed Diego Viera's (sic) mural because it includes a picture of Lenin." Corbyn was criticised after an image of the exchange surfaced, and on Friday his office put out a statement saying he had reacted to "concerns about the removal of public art on the grounds of freedom of speech".
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.
Earlier, Bowen clinched the champion conditional riders' title with victory aboard Lil Rockerfeller in the bet365 Juvenile Handicap Hurdle, the opening event on the fi-nal day of the jumps season at Sandown.
In the opener I hope Unanimite (2.00) can reverse recent Ascot form with Lil Rockerfeller and Sternrubin for David Pipe and Tom Scudamore.