Billionaire banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller has died aged 101.
Rockefeller's spokesman, Fraser P. Seitel, said he died peacefully in his sleep on the morning of 20 March 2017 at his home in Pocantico Hills, New York.
He was named president of the company in 1961 and chairman and chief executive in 1969.
Rockefeller was the youngest of six children born to John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller, the USA first billionaire.
Born in Manhattan as the youngest of six siblings, Rockefeller spent his childhood in New York City and at the family's estates, and recalled meeting such luminaries as Charles Lindbergh, Admiral Richard Byrd and Sigmund Freud. He retired in 1981 at 65. He also used his family name and wealth to accumulate influence with leaders all around the world. Today it is part of JPMorgan Chase & Co.
In his role of business statesman, Rockefeller preached capitalism at home and favored assisting economies overseas on grounds that bringing prosperity to the Third World would create customers for American products.
Under his leadership, Chase was the first USA bank to open offices in the Soviet Union and China.
One of the major efforts of his later years was directed at restoring family influence in the Rockefeller Center in NY, most of which was sold in the 1980s to Japanese investors.
To mark his 100th birthday in 2015, Rockefeller donated more than 1,022 acres of land in Seal Harbor, Maine to the Mount Desert Island Land and Garden Preserve.
His charitable service earned him a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honour, in 1998.
He married Margaret McGrath in 1940 and she died in 1996.