John D. Rockefeller Quotes

Oil is what this country runs on. You call it monopoly. I call it enterprise.

 
Context
Standard Oil was found guilty after over 400 witnesses of violating the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, and the company was broken up. However this quotation and {629195} were crucial in the decision against Standard. The first sentence was a statement of fact that would control much of the United States economy, foreign policy, and even politics for more than 100 years afterward.
John D. Rockefeller
John D. Rockefeller
  • Born: July 8, 1839
  • Died: May 23, 1937
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Businessman, Executive, Founder, Philanthropist

John Davison Rockefeller Sr. was an American oil industry business magnate, industrialist, and philanthropist. He is widely considered the wealthiest American of all time, and the richest person in modern history.