Former Chase Manhattan Chief Executive David Rockefeller has died at the age of 101. Rockefeller died in his sleep at home in Pocantico Hills, New York, on Monday morning as a result of congestive heart failure, according to a family spokesperson Fraser P. Seitel.
The businessman, who had an estimated fortune of $3 billion, retired as head of Chase Manhattan in 1981 after a 35-year career.
Early in the 1970s, Rockefeller founded the Trilateral Commission, a networking group of influential private-sector leaders.
The commission incurred the wrath of reactionary and radical conspiracy theorists who alternately contended the commission was a Marxist front, an arm for a corporatist takeover of the world or intent on installing global government.