97. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller Sr. – Book Club #3

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Another month, another meeting of the Equity Mates Book Club. Over summer we’ve been reading Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller Sr by Ron Chernow. Lucky we had two months to read it, because this book was a big one.

For those unfamiliar, Rockefeller was the richest man in America in the early-1900’s and goes down as one of the richest men in history. He made his money in the early days of the oil industry and his company, Standard Oil, became the largest oil refiner in the world.

While you may not have heard of Standard Oil, you are likely familiar with some of the companies that grew out of it. After Standard Oil was broken up in 1911 many of the companies developed into oil giants in their own right and rebranded over the next century. Some companies that were once part of Standard Oil – Exxon, Mobil, Amoco and Chevron.

If you want to read along – Click here for Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller Sr.

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