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How did John D. Rockefeller managed to fund his first business-venture as a book-keeper?

He was a book-keeper at first and earned meagre wages but still he managed to start his first business, a food and grain firm, within 2-3 years of getting his job. How did he fund it? Moreover, how did he later fund his oil refineries? Please provide some info. in addition to the Wikipedia article. Thanks!

Asked By: dinku p - 5/31/2008
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Answered By: slowtyper89109 - 5/31/2008
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most likely save money instead of buying wants .material goods .did without in the beginning .we now want everything now .and I can be just as bad at times .that's how most people in the early nineteen hundreds did it .and they hoped for the best .
Answered By: dennis w - 5/31/2008
 
When Rockefeller was 16 he got his first job as a clerk. At that time he promised when he retired he would give one tenth of his money to charity. In 1858 he went into the produce commission business. His firm, Clark & Rockefeller, invested in an oil refinery in 1862... More
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Answered By: mel - 5/31/2008
 
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