Rockefeller

LORELAI: We needed our rain gutters cleaned.
RORY: Yeah, well, hire somebody.
LORELAI: Oh, well, aren’t we suddenly a Rockefeller.

The Rockefeller family owns one of the world’s largest fortunes. Brothers John D. Rockefeller and William A. Rockefeller made their money in the petroleum industry in the 19th and early 20th centuries, mostly through Standard Oil, which became ExxonMobil, and the Chevron Corporation. The family had a long association and control of Chase Manhattan Bank, previously mentioned. By the 1970s, they were considered one of the most powerful families in American history.

[Photo shows John D. Rockefeller and his son, John D. Rockefeller Jr.]

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