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John D Rockelfeller was a rich man who made his fortune in the oil refinerybusiness He created a monopoly in the standard oil trust company He gave away mostof his fortune In my opinion Rockelfeller is a captain of industry Vanderbilt The NewYork Times Allen Nevins and an excerpt from Rockelfellers biography led me to thisconclusionRockelfeller to me is a captain of industry because of his philanthropy and greatsuccess An article from the New York Times helped swayed my decision It gaveamounts of money he had given away One of the foundations he had given the mostmoney to was the Rockelfeller Foundation New York City He gave 18285748090 toit Another foundation he gave to was the General Education Board He contributed12920916710 to it In his life time he gave away a total of 550 million dollars TheNew York Times also stated he was a dedicated to giving his fortune away I also felt hewas a Captain of Industry because of Allen Nevins Historian He talked aboutRockelfeller being a Bold Innovator in industry and philanthropy he also said he wasan organizing genius Allen Nevins Historian 1940 Another person who swayed mydecision was William H Vanderbilt He felt Rockelfeller had a monopoly because hewas Enterprising Shrewd Able and Smart Pg 128 promise of America volume 3 Vanderbilt knew that Rockelfeller had a successful business because of his good skills The last thing that helped me decide was a excerpt from Rockelfellers biography Hisopinion was like Vanderbilts stating his success was because of the traits he had Theseare some of the things he said about his self I manage my affairs well have great vigorand am fighting to sell 1936 John D Rockelfellers biography Another pointRockelfeller made was that he does have competition but in foreign markets To himsuccess for him meant success for the US This means the more money he makes themore our country makes If we buy from foreign countries our businesses would go outof
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