Billionaire philanthropist and last generation member of famous Rockefeller family, David Rockefeller passed away on Monday at the ripe age of 101.
He was one of five Rockefeller brothers and the last surviving sibling.
A spokesman says Rockefeller died in his sleep Monday morning at his home in Pocantico (poh-KAN'-tih-koh) Hills, New York.
He was the grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D Rockefeller who was also the first billionaire in American history.
One of the major efforts of Rockefeller's later years was directed at restoring family influence in the landmark Rockefeller Center, most of which had been sold in the 1980s to Japanese investors.
Rockefeller, who reportedly gave away almost $2 billion in his lifetime, died in his sleep of congestive heart failure at his home in Pocantico Hills, New York, spokesman Fraser Seitel said in a statement. He was a son of John D. Rockefeller Jr., and brother of Nelson, John D. He also embodied an era when globe-trotting bank chiefs worked with the world's most powerful politicians. To mark his 100th birthday in 2015, Rockefeller gave 1,000 acres of land to the state of Maine, The Associated Press reported.
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FILE - In this May 15, 2007, file photo, David Rockefeller participates in the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit in NY.
Rockefeller earned a degree from Harvard University in 1936 and did graduate work at the London School of Economics, where he met future President John F. Kennedy and dated his sister Kathleen.
Rockefeller retired in 1980 as CEO and chairman Chase Manhattan after almost nearly 35 years at the bank. He built his professional career at Chase Manhattan (which became JPMorgan Chase), where he began working after shortly World War II and eventually rose to chairman and CEO.
FILE - In this April 31, 1981, file photo, David Rockefeller poses for a photograph.
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg released a statement on his death saying, "No individual has contributed more to the commercial and civic life of New York City over a longer period of time than David Rockefeller".