David Rockefeller Age, Death Cause, Wife, Family, Biography, Facts & More
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.
- 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.
- 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 Clinton.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- After his death, all of his money was passed to his only son David Rockefeller Jr.
- Here’s a biography made of David Rockefeller’s lifetime achievements and career :
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