David Rockefeller, the world’s oldest billionaire, is dead at 101
His family inspired conspiracy theories and allegations of corruption. Born into his immense wealth, he enjoyed a life of privilege and advantage that few can even imagine. This can leave people envious – and suspicious.
The name Rockefeller conjures up extremes for many people. The name has been notoriously linked to conspiracy theories for around a century. Conspiracy theories that embellish a reality that is already notorious, to begin with.
Scandalous Rockefeller Roots
The original patriarch of the Rockefeller dynasty was a bigamist and a con man. During the late 19th century Rockefeller’s great grandfather was a snake-oil salesman. William Avery Rockefeller also cheated on his wife and had children out of wedlock.
The original matriarch, Eliza Davison, was a strictly religious woman. This dynasty was clearly formulated from the chemistry between conmanship and religious fanaticism. A self-righteousness that justifies a superiority complex with no qualms about monopolizing wealth.
It was William and Eliza’s son John D. Rockefeller that became the richest American of all time. He had his father’s lust for money at all costs and the mask of a respectable persona instilled by his mother. He quickly rose as ruthless oil magnate. He had a snake-oil that actually did what it said on the bottle.
The now dead David Rockefeller was the product of generations with this mentality. He only knew that his family was at the top of the food chain. And his future was comfortably mapped out to never know true suffering.
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