David Rockefeller died at the age of 101 as the world's oldest billionaire
Mr Rockefeller died from congestive heart failure at his New York home yesterday. Here is a look back at his life and business dealings.
Who was David Rockefeller?
Mr Rockefeller was the grandson of John D Rockefeller, an oil magnate and one of the wealthiest Americans of all-time.
Born in New York City in 1915, he studied in Harvard, London and Chicago before enlisting in the US army to fight in World War Two.
After returning from the war, the billionaire philantropist joined the Chase National Bank where he later served as chief executive for many years.
What were David Rockefeller’s links to the Bilderberg Group?
Mr Rockefeller was one of the attendees of the secret business meetings of the Bilderberg Group.
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The annual meetings of world leaders and influential businessmen are held in private, with nothing more than a list of attendees made public.
The Bilderberg website says: "Since its inaugural meeting in 1954, Bilderberg has been an annual forum for informal discussions, designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America.
"Every year, between 120-150 political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media are invited to take part in the meeting.”
Conspiracy theorists have long speculated over what goes on behind the closed doors of the Bilderberg Group meeting rooms.
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Mr Rockefeller was a frequent visitor of the secret Bilderberg group
What were Rockefeller’s links to henry Kissinger?
David Rockefeller has now agreed to assist in locating alternative refuge for Shah and entourage
US diplomatic cables, released by WikiLeaks, revealed that Henry Kissinger asked Mr Rockefeller to find refuge for the deposed Shah and his family in 1979.
Mr Kissinger, then US Secretary of State, was seeking refuge for the Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, after he was overthrown during the Iranian revolution in 1979.
WikiLeaks revealed the banker was involved in finding refuge for the Shah of Iran in 1979
The WikiLeaks cable read: “David Rockefeller has now agreed to assist in locating alternative refuge for Shah and entourage.”
It added: “David Rockefeller would like to minimize knowledge of his own involvement in view of interests in Iran.”
The cables said he “apparently agreed to make discreet approaches” on behalf of the Shah’s sister who was looking to move to Mexico, the Bahamas or possibly Argentina.