The Rockefellers

For decades, the Rockefeller name was despised in America–associated with John D. Rockefeller Sr.’s feared monopoly, Standard Oil. By the end of his life, Rockefeller had given away half his fortune–but even his vast philanthropy could not erase the memory of his predatory business practices. His only son, John D. Rockefeller Jr., would dedicate his life to recasting the family image.

In the quest for redemption and respectability, Junior would give away hundreds of millions of dollars, and would insist that his six children behave impeccably. Their contributions transformed America. When he died at age 86, Junior left his six children and 22 grandchildren an invaluable inheritance: a name which stood not for corporate greed, but for “the well-being of mankind.”

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  • Scotishtommy

    The Rockefellers are dirty robbing cunts !

  • Scotishtommy

    The Rockefellers are dirty robbing cunts !

  • Greece

    Its like a documentary about greed I mean Capitalism.

  • Garzawin1

    great documentary. truly america is a great place and it is what you make of it!! those that are bitter need to step their game up.

  • Garzawin1

    great documentary. truly america is a great place and it is what you make of it!! those that are bitter need to step their game up.

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    Great Video. The rockefellers are awesome. Thank you Documentary Heaven :)

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    Great Video. The rockefellers are awesome. Thank you Documentary Heaven :)

  • orwellwasright

    A documentary lauding some of the worst criminals the planet has ever seen… and judging by the comments some people believe this crap…

  • CJ

    funny how people dont understand that this is documentary heaven not conspiracy theory heaven  lol the rockefellers like any succesful businessman directed wealth away from others and towards them, and yet they gave it back to society… why people have to believe in their ignorance i dont understand…

  • bill

    this documentary sucked balls

  • http://www.facebook.com/timothy.llewellyn Timothy Llewellyn

    was this commisioned by a member of the family? Pretty interesting, but yeah a bit bias

  • Bla

    Bullshit documentary! Who payed for this production?

  • Anonymous

    The RF gave it all away. Bullshit from outset, they still have hand in the till and influence over their political puppets. Nothing more to see here, just lies. Watch something else..

  • http://documentaryheaven.com Timo

    True Capitalism means fair competition and choice for the consumers. It also means banks and corporations going bankrupt instead holding out both hands and telling the public there’ll be pandemonium unless you dumb-asses bailout us fatcats. When oil runs out, we’ll see how special John D.’s tribe are. Bet they’ll be all for renewable energy then. And the public will foot the bill for the infrastructure. Corporate Socialism is fine. But when some poor slob loses his job, his home, and his self-dinity, he’s a sorry piece-a-shit who needs to suck it up and grovel for work in the service sector at minimum wage. Have you noticed the increased suicide rate in Greece? But don’t worry, the Technocrats are going to save the little guys. Hmmm….

  • http://documentaryheaven.com Timo

    Oops. Self-dignity. I need an editor.

  • Boi

    He died at the age of 97 and not 86 as mentioned in the description

  • Anrcho

    SCUM OF THE EARTH

  • TES

    here is a man that is a hard worker and one who was smart. He played by the rules. There were no laws against monopolies during his rise. The man is an American Icon. Someone has to work these days anyways, to feed those with their hands out.

  • gaboora

    This is a very interesting, balanced documentary. It doesn’t pretend that the Rockefellers are evil incarnate, neither does it stop short of showing us their warts. You get a feeling, too, for the times as the Rockefeller generations come and go.

  • Uksonune

    It is need of time and if jdr didn,t done that someone alce had to do that in order to make america gr8.

    Like people of new emerging nation will. Lol

    Sorry for bad english.