David Rockefeller was the oldest living billionaire, a banker and a philanthropist, but he was more than that.
According to worldwide media reports, his spokesman said that he died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Pocantio Hills, New York.
Rockefeller served as chairman and CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank, which after a series of mergers is now JPMorgan Chase.
The billionaire was the last generation of one of the United States' most well-known families, who controlled Chase Manhattan bank for more than a decade, the New York Times reports.
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He donated nearly $2 billion to a wide range of institutions, including The Rockefeller University, Harvard University, the Museum of Modern Art, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Rockefeller was the youngest of six children born to John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller, the USA first billionaire.
"Chase Manhattan grew from a $4.8 billion institution in 1946 when he joined to a bank with $76.2 billion in assets when he stepped down in April 1981".
The banker, who Forbes estimate to have a fortune of $3.3billion, was an influential voice on the world stage and advised many USA presidents in his time.
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David Rockefeller delivers remarks before presenting then-Secretary of State Colin Powell with the Marshall Award in 2003.
To mark his 100th birthday in 2015, he gave 1,000 acres of land next to a national park to Maine. He gave $100 million to both The Museum of Modern Art, which was co-founded by his mother, Abigail Greene Aldrich Rockefeller, in 1929, and Rockefeller University, Bloomberg reported.
He published his autobiography, "Memoirs", in 2002 and continued going to work every day into his 90s. From a young age until his death, the unlikely amateur entomologist avidly collected just about as many beetles as he could find.
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