David Rockefeller Age, Death Cause, Wife, Family, Biography, Facts & More

David Rockefeller Sr.

Full NameDavid Rockefeller Sr.
ProfessionAmerican Banker, Philanthropist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet inches- 6’
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorGray
Personal Life
Date of BirthJune 12, 1915
Birth PlaceNew York City, United States
Date of DeathMarch 20, 2017
Place of DeathPocantico Hills, New York, United States
Age (at the time of death)101 Years
Death CauseCongestive heart failure
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
SignatureDavid Rockefeller Signature
HometownNew York City, United States
SchoolLincoln School, United States of America
UniversityHarvard University
London School of Economics
University of Chicago
Educational Qualification(s)Bachelor of Science degree from Harvard University in 1936
Post Graduate Course at London School of Economics
Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1940
FamilyFather- John D. Rockefeller Jr.
David Rockefellers Father John D Rockefeller Jr
Mother- Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
David Rockefellers Mother Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
Brothers- Nelson Rockefeller
David Rockefellers Brother Nelson Rockefeller
Winthrop Rockefeller
David Rockefellers Brother Winthrop Rockefeller
John D. Rockefeller III
David Rockefellers Brother John D. Rockefeller III
Laurance Rockefeller
David Rockefellers Brother Laurance Rockefeller
Sister- Abby Rockefeller Mauzé
David Rockefellers Sister Abby Rockefeller Mauzé
Address180 Bedford Road, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
HobbiesCollecting beetles, Study of nature
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
WifePeggy McGrath
David Rockefeller With His Wife Peggy McGrath
Marriage DateSeptember 7, 1940
ChildrenSons- David Rockefeller Jr.
David Rockefeller With His Son David Rockefeller Jr
Richard Rockefeller
David Rockefeller With His Son Richard Rockefeller
Daughters- Eileen Rockefeller Growald
David Rockefeller With His Daughter Eileen Rockefeller
Peggy Dulany
David Rockefeller With His Daughter Peggy Dulany
Neva Rockefeller Goodwin
David Rockefeller With His Daughter Neva Goodwin
Abby Rockefeller
David Rockefellers Daughter Abby Rockefeller
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$3.3 billion (as in 2017)

David Rockefeller Sr

Some Lesser Known Facts About David Rockefeller

  • Did David Rockefeller smoke?: No
  • Did David Rockefeller drink alcohol?: No
  • He is the fifth and the youngest son of John D. Rockefeller Jr. (father) and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (mother).
  • David was the chairman of the Chase Manhattan Bank and became one of the most prominent bankers in the world.
  • David Sr. was the oldest living member of the Rockefeller family (August 2004 – March 2017).
  • To attain experience in city governance, he worked without the salary for 18 months as one of the 60 “interns” in New York City during 1940-1941.
  • He was awarded U.S. Legion of Merit in 1945.
  • In 1994, he received the Hadrian Award from the World Mathematics Fund.
  • He was employed as Secretary to Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia and then was appointed in New York State as Assistant Regional Director of the U.S. Office of Defense Health and Welfare Services.
  • David was the first one in his family to write an autobiography “Memoirs” in 2002, which was considered to be the bestseller by New York Times at that time. David Rockefellers Autobiography Memoirs
  • In 2009, he lost around $700 million in the stock market.
  • He had promised a lot of organizations to donate a handsome amount of money after his death.
  • On his 90th birthday, he promised to contribute $100 million to the Museum of Modern Art on his death and $100 million to Rockefeller University for monetary help and improvements.
  • His Grandfather, John D. Rockefeller was listed amongst the Richest Persons of all time at rank 7. David Rockefellers Grandfather John Davidson Rockefeller
  • In a survey conducted by Forbes in 2016, the entire Rockefeller family’s net worth is about $11 billion.
  • Rockefeller remained totally abstinent from alcohol and tobacco throughout his life.
  • On January 15, 1998, he was honored with the “Presidential Medal of Freedom” by Former President Bill ClintonDavid Rockefeller (Left) Awarded By Former President Bill Clinton (Right)
  • He had a very strange hobby of collecting beetles as he fell in love with them during his school time. Whenever he used to go on a trip, he carried his jar in his pocket and tried to collect as many as he could. David Rockefellers Beetles Collection
  • He was last spotted at the Museum of Modern Art in June 2016 in New York City with his daughter-in-law Susan Rockefeller and granddaughter Ariana Rockefeller. David Rockefeller With Daughter In Law Susan Rockefeller (Left) and Granddaughter Ariana Rockefeller (Right)
  • On March 20, 2017, at the age of 101, when he was in his sleep at his home in New York, he died of congestive heart failure. David Rockefeller Died At Age 101
  • After his death, all of his money was passed to his only son David Rockefeller Jr.
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