The Rockefellers

Aug 21, 2023 | Social, Videos

For many years, the name Rockefeller had a stigma attached to it in the United States. This was due to John D. Rockefeller Sr.’s infamous Standard Oil monopoly that earned him a notorious reputation. However, towards the end of his life, Rockefeller had donated half of his immense fortune to charitable causes, an act that was seen as an effort at atonement for his earlier business dealings.

The story of John D. Rockefeller Sr., and how he changed from robber baron to benevolent philanthropist is now being told in a brand new documentary titled “Rockefeller: American Aristocrat” produced by Emmy-nominated director Peter Jones and narrated by Academy Award winner Liev Schreiber. The film chronicles not only how Rockefeller rose to become one of America’s most influential businessmen but also reveals the moral complexities behind his extraordinary life and legacy. It features interviews with family members, historians, and archival footage from the world’s leading repositories including the Library of Congress and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

This documentary offers viewers an intimate look into the life of one of America’s most influential capitalists as well as exploring themes of power, money, ambition and redemption that are still relevant today. Through its wealth of information and never-before-seen material it gives viewers unique insight into one man’s journey from feared monopolist to beloved philanthropist who touched countless lives through his enormous generosity.

So if you want to discover more about the man whose name has become synonymous with corporate power and wealth then watch “Rockefeller: American Aristocrat” – a fascinating documentary filled with drama, insight and inspiration that deserves your attention!

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