Featured Stories World News Commentary Money Watch Multimedia Prison Planet U.S. News Science And Technology

Billionaire banker David Rockefeller dies aged 101

  • Print The Alex Jones Channel Alex Jones Show podcast Prison Planet TV Infowars.com Twitter Alex Jones' Facebook Infowars store

RT
March 20, 2017

Former Chase Manhattan Chief Executive David Rockefeller has died at the age of 101. 

Rockefeller died in his sleep at home in Pocantico Hills, New York, on Monday morning as a result of congestive heart failure, according to a family spokesperson Fraser P. Seitel.

The businessman, who had an estimated fortune of $3 billion, retired as head of Chase Manhattan in 1981 after a 35-year career.

In the statement from the The Rockefeller Foundation confirming his death, Rockefeller was described as “one of the most influential figures in the history of American philanthropy and finance, considered by many to be ‘America’s last great international business statesman’.”  

Rockefeller, also known as ‘the banker’s banker’, according to the statement, is said to have donated almost $2 billion over his lifetime to various institutions including Rockefeller University, Harvard University and art museum.

David was the youngest of six children born to John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller.

Rockefeller graduated from Harvard in 1936 and received a doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago in 1940. Appointed president of Chase Manhattan in 1961, he became chairman and CEO eight years later.

Rockefeller often spoke about the importance of American capitalism, which he said “brought more benefits to more people than any other system in any part of the world at any time in history.”

“The problem is to see that the system is run as efficiently and as honestly as it can be,” he added.

This article was posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 10:19 am





Infowars.com Videos:

Comment on this article

Comments are closed.

Watch the News

FEATURED VIDEOS
Can Marine Le Pen Win? See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

Video: Mike Cernovich Full Interview In Studio See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ht7mYDOOb10 https://www.youtube.com/embed/SI4-LoRFMIU

© 2017 PrisonPlanet.com is a Free Speech Systems, LLC company. All rights reserved. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice.