John D. Rockefeller: The Wealthiest American of All Time

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John D. Rockefeller's name is synonymous with wealth, and he’s one of the most controversial business tycoons in America's history. From his monopolistic Standard Oil to various ventures in banking and shipping, Rockefeller's empire continued to thrive, even after infamous antitrust suits.

Regardless of opinions about his ethics, John D. Rockefeller was able to overcome times of war and turmoil to turn a considerable profit. Determining how he became so accomplished involves taking a more in-depth look into the life of America's wealthiest man.