David Rockefeller, the famed banker and ‘philanthropist’, died Monday at the age of 101, according to a spokesperson for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
He died in his sleep Monday morning, of congestive heart failure, at his home in Westchester County, New York, according to family spokesman Fraser P. Seitel.
“Barbara and I were deeply saddened to hear that our wonderful friend, David Rockefeller, has passed from this good earth,” former President George H. W. Bush said in a statement. “So many knew him as one of the most generous philanthropists — and brightest Points of Light — whose caring and commitment to the widest range of worthy causes touched and lifted innumerable lives.”
Rockefeller served as chairman and CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank (now JPMorgan Chase after a series of mergers) but he was also born into great wealth as a grandson of John D. Rockefeller, the founder of the Standard Oil empire and America’s first billionaire.
According to Forbes, David Rockefeller was worth $3.3 billion at the time of his death, making him not only a billionaire but the world’s oldest billionaire.
(In the video below I’m reporting live from the Rockefeller Mansion where his grandfather JD Rockefeller, also passed. A must watch.)
Few knew that David Rockefeller retired in 1980 as CEO and chairman of Chase Manhattan after nearly 35 years at the bank. Sadly, there seems to be a lack of ethics (Did the ethics leave with him or is that the culture he started?) at the bank so many people are moving their monies to credit unions (we recommend you leave them, too).
Rockefeller donated almost $2 billion to a wide range of institutions, including The Rockefeller University (we’ve reported on their biased “studies” before), the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He also founded the Trilateral Commission, an organization designed to promote cooperation among the nations of North America, Western Europe, and Japan.
He was the last surviving grandchild of John D. Rockefeller, who started the oil empire that today includes both Exxon Mobil and Chevron- a great polluter of our environment.
Not everyone is sure how to feel about a man whose family played a part in squelching natural medicine and alternative energy sources (or were globalists seeking domination and a New World Order) but we are sorry for his family’s loss.