David Rockefeller

  • Joined the Giving Pledge: 08/04/2010 - Read the Letter
  • Estimated Net Worth: $3 billion
  • Forbes Rank: #569
  • Industry: Energy Industry (oil and gas); Philanthropy
  • Born: 1915
  • Died: 2017
  • Residence: Sleepy Hollow, NY

David Rockefeller was the former head of Chase Manhattan Bank, and a long-time member and chair of the Council on Foreign Relations. A member of the Rockefeller family, which gained its wealth through the establishment of the Standard Oil Company - now ExxonMobil - David Rockefeller was a steward of the family's philanthropy. He died March 20, 2017 at the age of 101.

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Effective philanthropy also requires patience — patience to deal with unexpected obstacles; patience to wait for the first, slight stirrings of change; and patience to listen to the insights and ideas of others.

David Rockefeller

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Cultural/Ethnic Awareness; Serbia; Nicaragua; Montenegro; Mexico; Maine; China; International peace and security; Environment, climate change and global warming; Community and Economic Development; Historic preservation and historical societies; Arts; Natural resources; New York; Recreation; Museums; Health Care; Education

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