|David Rockefeller in 1981, when he retired as Chairman|
of Chase Manhattan Bank (WSJ photo)
John D. Rockefeller's last surviving grandchild, David Rockefeller, died yesterday at the age of 101.
John D. Rockefeller was by some measures the richest man in history. Not only did he bequeath immense wealth to his descendants, he apparently blessed them with genes of extraordinary longevity. John D. died at the age of 97.
The American experiment isn't as old as it seems.