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5.0 out of 5 stars The richest man who provided for the world!, 22 Sept. 2006
This review is from: Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (Vintage) (Paperback)
I only bought this book because Amazon recommended it to me. I didn't really think it would be all that interesting and the massive number of pages meant it would be a daunting read.

It is actually an amazing account of the life and time of John D Rockefeller and his close family. The deals done and the plans laid meant that he became the richest man every to have walked the earth - being worth (in modern money) the combined worth of Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Mr WalMart three times over.

The book itself explains about his methods in business and how the combination of his intellect, planning and attention to detail lead to his immense wealth.

Towards the end of his business career, the book shows how the breakup of his company (Standard Oil) became inevitable; but lead to his wealth increasing every more quickly after he retired from running the business.

Thereafter the book charts his gentle retirement, setting up the University of Chicago, medical foundations in New York and the deep south, national parks, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and countless other world-class institutions.

The sadness of the death of his wife and his own death some years later, is tempered by the knowledge that he used his wealth to provide more of a benefit to mankind than any other human being.

This book is a truly amazing read and Ron Charnow was rightly awarded huge acclaim for the work he did.

Buy the book and read it for yourself - you won't regret it!
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