Industry: American Oil
Innovative Idea: Oil Industry Magnate
Lived: July 8, 1839- May 23, 1937
Early Years: He was the 2nd child of 6. He took a 10 week business course at Folson's Commercial College that sparked him to create his business.
CHARACTER TRAITS & HOW INNOVATION IMPACTED ME
Perseverance, drive, and responsibility.
Without his innovation, my life would be completely different
We wouldn't have stuff to power cars or heat my house or anything.
"Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great"
"I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty."
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER
He is the richest person in history: $660 million dollars.
He used to celebrate the anniversary of landing his first job.
He lived so long, his life insurance had to pay him $5 million.
He donated more than $550 million to various philanthropic causes.
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