Formadora – Susana Gonçalves
Formando – João Carvalho / Jorge Soares
Modatex – 11/07/2012
John D. Rockefeller
John D.Rockefeller was born on July 8, 1839, in Richford, New York. His father was a
farmer and trader. His mother was from a Purtain background, and she raised her large
family with very strict values.The family moved from the east coast to Cleveland, O hio,
in 1853. At this time the area was beginning to grow into a large city. John graduated
from high school there and began his first job at theage of 16 in a Cleveland
Mercantile firm. Although he amassed an enormous fortune, Rockefeller preferred to
His time was absorbed by business and later by organized giving. In bothareas he
imposed order, efficiency, and planning with extraordinary success and sweeping
vision. He died on May 23, 1937, in Ormond, Florida, at the age of 97.
When he was a boy, his familymoved to Moravia, New York and, in 1851, to Owego,
where he attended Owego Academy. In 1853, his family moved to Strongsville, a
suburb of Cleveland. Rockefeller attended Cleveland's Central HighSchool and then
took a ten week business course at Folsom's Commercial College where he studied
bookkeeping, and started his career at the age 16.
In 1859, John D.Rockefeller, established his first company Clark and Rockefeller. Later
in 1863, he entered his first oil refining business with a 4000 dollar’s
investment. Two years later he bought out his partners andopened Standard Works.
From 1870 until 1879, he incorporated a joint stock company, Standard Oil Company
of Ohio in addition 90 percent of American Oil was refined by him.
Furthermore, in thefollowing years he built historical landmarks such as The
Rockefeller Foundation, Rockefeller University, and the most emblematic building, the
(The Rockefeller Center)...