William Avery Rockefeller, Jr. (1841-1922)

William Avery Rockefeller, Co-Founder of Standard Oil

Associated Houses


Briarcliff Manor

Rockwood Hall


In 1918, he came in fourth (tied with George F. Baker) on the first ever Forbes Rich List with an estimated $150-million fortune, behind Andrew Carnegie and ahead of Edward S. Harkness and J. Ogden Armour. His brother, John D. Rockefeller, topped the list with $1.2-billion. He married Almira Goodsell and had six children.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 06/10/2018 and last updated on 28/02/2023.