John D. Rockefeller Quotes

When I came into the oil there was chaos. I brought order…. It was done the way it was because that was the way it had to be done.

 
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 {629196} were crucial in the decision against Standard. Very often, the defense of the successful monopolist is that the industry could not have been made successful other than the way he did it.
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.