Bio of John D. Rockefeller, First American Billionaire
John D Rockefeller and Standard Oil
Rockefeller was born in 1839 in Moravia, a small town in western New York. His father practiced herbal medicine, professing to cure patients with remedies he had created from plants in the area. John's mother instilled a devout Baptist faith in the boy, a belief system he took to his grave. After being graduated from high school in 1855, the family sent him to a Cleveland business school.
The Men Who Built America: John D. Rockefeller’s Faith
John D Rockefeller began as a humble oil business book-keeper in Cleveland,Ohio and in just seven years rose to control a tenth of the entire US oilbusiness.