Nelson Rockefeller was one of the richestpeople of their time. He headed a large family, consisting of tycoons, businessmen, politicians. Nelson took an active part in the political life of the United States of America and had a weighty influence on her.
Nelson Rockefeller was born on July 8, 1908 inthe state of Maine in a famous family. His grandfather was the legendary John Rockefeller. It was he who brought up Nelson. Since childhood, the boy was fond of science and self-development. He graduated from high school with good marks. After reaching adulthood, I was fascinated by architecture. Nelson wanted to devote his life to his favorite craft. But the family was against it.
The Rockefeller family is the richest in the world. Virtually all members have a huge fortune. The family is more like a certain community. The oldest member is the head. The head takes important decisions and distributes obligations. The family business is closely connected between all the participants. Therefore, Nelson's grandfather could not allow him to become an architect, because he believed that many creators did not earn money. But there was one more reason.
Therefore, already in the 30's Nelson Rockefeller beginshis banking career. He cooperates with banks in America, France, England. He quickly becomes a successful financier. His influence is spreading. However, Nelson does not abandon his passion for architecture. For several years, the banker has become a significant figure not only in the American market, but also in his family. Grandfather strongly supports him and prepares for supremacy in the family after his death. Already at a relatively young age (as for the financier) Nelson Rockefeller appears more often on the front pages of the American press. Citations of the banker are becoming popular among the people. For example, his saying "This is my wall".
In the early 30-ies, John Rockefeller conceivesbuild "Rockefeller Center." A complex of buildings that would become a kind of family office. This was necessary for the systematization and centralization of family affairs. As the genealogical tree grew every year, the range of activities also increased. And that the family acted as a whole, and the "center" was invented. Another function of this institution was to work with the public. Rockefellers created several charitable foundations. They invested in science and social institutions. To design the building, John chose his grandson to encourage his long-standing passion for architecture. Together with a group of engineers Nelson Rockefeller created a model of the center, which was later built. For facing the outer wall, Nelson decided to hire artist Diego Rivera. His work has already become famous all over the world.
Nelson forced the artist to remove the image"The leader of the peoples," but he refused to do so. Then the banker in a rage said: "This is my wall" - and ordered to destroy everything that Diego painted. The phrase was leaked in the media and became a kind of proverb in the US.
By the age of 40, Nelson Rockefeller goes to politics. Using his connections and the influence of the family, he quickly occupies one of the key positions in the Republican Party. He works as deputy minister at Eisenhower. Before that, he held various positions in the government of Roosevelt and Truman.
After that, he still managed to secure a place in theThe White House. December 19, 1974 Rockefeller Nelson Aldrich appointed US Vice-President. His activities repeatedly provoked a flurry of criticism. Supporters of conspiracy accused Nelson of working for supranational structures that allegedly seek to control the world. After 2 years, Nelson was in the middle of a loud scandal.