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David Rockefeller, Sr.
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Born (1915-06-12)June 12, 1915
Died March 20, 2017(2017-03-20) (aged 101)
Pocantico Hills, New York, U.S.
Cause of death Congestive heart failure
Resting place Rockefeller Family Cemetery
Sleepy Hollow, New York
Nationality American
Education London School of Economics
Alma mater Columbia University,
Harvard University,
University of Chicago
Occupation Philanthropist
Years active 1940–2017
Home town New York City, New York
Net worth Increase US$3.1 billion (as of November 2016)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Margaret "Peggy" McGrath
(m. 1940-1996, her death)
Children David, Abby, Neva, Peggy, Richard, Eileen
Parent(s) John D. Rockefeller, Jr.,
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
Relatives John D. Rockefeller
Military career
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1943–1945
Rank Rating Badge GM.jpg Gunner's mate, 1st class
Honorary Chief Petty Officer
Battles/wars World War II

David Rockefeller, Sr. (June 12, 1915 – March 20, 2017) was the patriarch of the Rockefeller family. He founded the Trilateral Commission. He was the only surviving grandchild of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil. His five siblings were Abby, John D. III, Nelson, Laurance and Winthrop.

He was a member of the Advisory Board for the Bilderberg Group.

His net wealth was about 2.5 billion dollars. This ranked him among the 300 richest people in the world.


Rockefeller died on March 20, 2017 at his home in Pocantico Hills, New York from congestive heart failure at the age of 101.

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