David Rockefeller

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Rockefeller Art Auction Went Crazy

22 world records set at sale of David and Peggy Rockefeller's art holdings

(Newser) - Twenty-two world records have been set at a Christie's auction, including the $832 million total for the priciest private collection of artworks and other treasures, owned by Peggy and David Rockefeller . The late couple's family is donating all proceeds from this week's sale to charity. The final... More »

David Rockefeller Dead at 101

Rockefeller grandson was a billionaire philanthropist

(Newser) - David Rockefeller, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist who was the last in his generation of one of the country's most famously philanthropic families, died Monday, the AP reports. He was 101. Rockefeller died in his sleep at his home in Pocantico Hills, New York, per a spokesman. He was... More »

Gates, Buffett to Super Rich: Give Half of It Away

Details of the secret billionaires meeting revealed

(Newser) - Remember that super-secret meeting of the world’s richest people? Well, the contents of that meeting have finally been revealed, in a new Fortune article that pulls back the curtain on probably the biggest charity drive of all time. The meeting was the brainchild of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett,... More »

World's Richest People Held Secret Meeting

(Newser) - Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and David Rockefeller Jr recently convened a top-secret meeting of many of the world’s wealthiest people to discuss the financial crisis, according to an Irish Central report confirmed by ABC News. A total media blackout prevailed during the get-together, which took place May 5 at... More »

Astor Witness List Is Star-Studded

Kissinger, Walters, Annan could testify

(Newser) - The Brooke Astor trial could be a who’s-who of New York hotshots: The list of possible witnesses includes Henry Kissinger, Kofi Annan, David Rockefeller, and Barbara Walters, the Times reports. Vanity Fair boss Graydon Carter said he felt “very privileged” to be on the list, provided by the... More »

Harvard Gets $100M From Rockefeller

Gift will fund study-abroad and arts programs

(Newser) - Harvard fund managers rejoice! The university will get to stock its coffers, already $35 billion strong, with a $100 million gift from David Rockefeller, the largest ever by an alumnus, the New York Times reports. The money will be used to expand the university's arts program and help more students... More »

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