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U.S. banker David Rockefeller dies at 101

U.S. banker David Rockefeller dies at 101

David Rockefeller, known as one of the most towering figures in city history, has died.

Rockefeller had served as chairman of what is now JPMorgan Chase.

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.

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The banker and philanthropist was the last surviving grandson of the oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller.

David Rockefeller was 101 years old.

He founded the Trilateral Commission in 1973 to foster relations between North America, Japan and Western Europe and was a target of the far-right and conspiracy theorists who said it was trying to create a one-world government.

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To mark his 100th birthday in 2015, Rockefeller donated 1,000 acres of land next to a national park to Maine.

Rockefeller, also known as "the banker's banker", "one of the most influential figures in the history of American philanthropy and finance, is considered by many to be "America's last great worldwide business statesman", the statement said". His brother Nelson served as governor of NY and US vice president while another brother, Winthrop, served as governor of Arkansas.

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