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David Rockefeller, billionaire philanthropist, dead at 101

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David Rockefeller, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist who was the last in his generation of one of the country’s most famously philanthropic families, died Monday. He was 101.

Rockefeller died in his sleep at his home in suburban Pocantico Hills, New York, according to his spokesman, Fraser P. Seitel.  

He was the youngest of six children born to John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller. With the passing of his siblings, he became the guardian of his family’s fortune and head of a sprawling network of family interests, both business and philanthropic, that ranged from environmental conservation to the arts.

To mark his 100th birthday in 2015, Rockefeller gave 1,000 acres of land next to a national park to the state of Maine.

Aspects of the Rockefeller brothers’ upbringing became famous, including the 25-cent allowance, portions of which had to be set aside for charity and savings, and the inculcation that wealth brings great responsibility.

Two of his brothers held elected office: Nelson Rockefeller served as the governor of New York, hungered for the White House and briefly served as vice president. Winthrop Rockefeller was a governor of Arkansas.

David Rockefeller, however, wielded power and influence without ever seeking public office. Among his many accomplishments were spurring the project that led to the World Trade Center.

And unlike his other brothers, John D. III and Laurance, who shied from the spotlight and were known for philanthropy, David Rockefeller embraced business and traveled and spoke widely as a champion of enlightened capitalism.

“American capitalism has brought more benefits to more people than any other system in any part of the world at any time in history,” he said. “The problem is to see that the system is run as efficiently and as honestly as it can be.”

Rockefeller graduated from Harvard in 1936 and received a doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago in 1940. He served in the Army during World War II, then began climbing the ranks of management at Chase Bank. That bank merged with The Manhattan Company in 1955.

He was named Chase Manhattan’s president in 1961 and chairman and chief executive officer eight years later. He retired in 1981 at age 65 after a 35-year career.

In his role of business statesman, Rockefeller preached capitalism at home and favored assisting economies abroad on grounds that bringing prosperity to the Third World would create customers for American products.

He parted company with some of his fellow capitalists on income taxes, calling it unseemly to earn $1 million and then find ways to avoid paying taxes on it. He didn’t say how much he paid in taxes and never spoke publicly about his personal worth. In 2015, Forbes magazine estimated his fortune at $3 billion.

As one of the Rockefeller grandchildren, David belonged to the last generation in which the inherited family billions were concentrated in a few hands. The next generation, known as “the cousins,” has more people.

Rockefeller was estimated to have met more than 200 rulers in more than 100 countries during his lifetime, and often was treated as if he were a visiting head of state.

Under Rockefeller, Chase was the first U.S. bank to open offices in the Soviet Union and China and, in 1974, the first to open an office in Egypt after the Suez crisis of 1956.

In his early travels to South Africa, Rockefeller arranged clandestine meetings with several underground black leaders. “I find it terribly important to get overall impressions beyond those I get from businessmen,” he said.

But Rockefeller took a lot of heat for his bank’s substantial dealings with South Africa’s white separatist regime and for helping the deposed, terminally ill Shah of Iran come to New York for medical treatment in 1979, the move that triggered the 13-month U.S. embassy hostage crisis in Tehran.

Rockefeller maintained the family’s patronage of the arts, including its long-standing relationship with New York’s Museum of Modern Art, of which his mother had been a fervent patron. His private art collection was once valued at $500 million. The Rockefeller estate overlooking the Hudson River north of New York City is the repository of four generations of family history, including Nelson’s art and sculpture collection.

One of the major efforts of Rockefeller’s later years was directed at restoring family influence in the landmark Rockefeller Center, most of which had been sold in the 1980s to Japanese investors. He eventually organized an investor group to buy back 45 percent of the property.

His philanthropy and other activities earned him a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, in 1998.

Rockefeller and his wife, the former Margaret McGrath, married in 1940 and had six children — David Jr., Richard, Abby, Neva, Margaret and Eileen. His wife, an active conservationist, died in 1996.

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23 Responses to David Rockefeller, billionaire philanthropist, dead at 101

  1. Enemy of the State says:

    About dam time

    now lets just keep it going

  2. Koorz says:

    Can we fly the flag at one-and-a-half mast?

  3. Pat says:

    What great day 🙂 One more down! I think the world just got better.

  4. DL. says:

    Well I guess he didn’t drink enough baby blood–the reason Satanists sacrifice young children or babies is more about drinking blood infused with hormones and chemicals that they believe will make them seem younger to live longer, than it is about worshiping Satan. Just ask former Satanist Bill Schnoebelen.

    I also guess the transhumanists are not fully up to speed. I really thouight Rockefeller would live at least another ten years…

    Have fun in the Lake of Fire, bud!

  5. Katie says:

    Ezekiel 18:23 “Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord God: and not that he should return from his way, and live?”

    • Paul says:

      Amen Katie. 🙂

    • Patriot556 says:

      For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye. Verse 32

    • Darzak says:

      I agree with the Lord, because He has no joy in the death of the wicked, knowing that they have passed beyond the redemption offered in Christ Jesus, and my heart pales also because of the reality of a fiery eternity for anyone, even the fecal remnant known as David Rockefeller.
      That being said, in all honesty, in my flesh I still rejoice that the miscreant evil Satan worshiper has finally gotten his just desserts. He knew what he was doing, and figuratively pissed in God’s Face all his earthly life. Now he will see what it is like to have God figuratively and assuredly piss in HIS face for all eternity for his blasphemy.
      Good widdence to bad wubbish!

  6. Cal says:

    Too bad, he should have been prosecuted for treason and other crimes, then when found guilty, hung.

  7. Merlin says:

    “I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.”
    —- Attributed to Clarence Darrow (sometimes Mark Twain)
    Finally a good reason not to feel a little guilty when thinking that way.

  8. KOYOTE says:


  9. NC says:


    • Darzak says:

      I would hate to think my earthly demise would be celebrated far and wide by those who remain….

      That being said; BEST and MOST FITTING tribute to the turd’s death, and most especially because of his life of evil.

      My hat’s off to you, NC.

  10. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “Rockefeller died in his sleep at his home…”

    Bet he wasn’t ready for where he next woke.

    “American capitalism has brought more benefits to more people than any other system in any part of the world at any time in history,” he said.”

    Change the word ‘people’ to ‘jews’, and it’s dead on.

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

    THAT problem can ONLY be fixed if the jews are all exterminated (like the cockroaches they are).

  11. mary in ND says:

    ‘good things come to those who wait’……too bad we all had to wait this damn long

  12. Briarpatch says:

    I hope that NWO/One Worlder piece of $*it is choking on flaming feces right now.

  13. NC says:

    Hope the bastard is burning in Hell!

    Next up Rothschild, followed by Kissinger.

    In any case, it looks like Junior is taking over the family business now.

    “David Rockefeller Jr. (born July 24, 1941)……Following his father’s death on March 20 2017, he beacame family patriarch.” (

    He’s 75 years old, so unless someone caps his ass, we’ll most likely have to put up with JUNIOR for another 25 years.

    One beast dies and another one riseth to take its place.

  14. NC says:

    “To mark his 100th birthday in 2015, Rockefeller gave 1,000 acres of land next to a national park to the state of Maine.”

    One must wonder why…..who benefits?

  15. NC says:

    Also, it brings great joy to my heart to know that this piece of shit did not live long enough to see his New World Order dream realized.

    Special thanks to all those out there who fought hard to make sure it didn’t happen and who continue to do so each day in order to ensure that it never will.

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