oil companies has been around for at least one hundred years before John Rockefeller established the Standard Oil Trust Company. Just like any new business founded, Rockefeller thought it was a new investement with the steel company becoming one of the dominant industry in the world, due to railroads, train, and new ships being created. They required oil to function. John Rockefeller, established the Trust, a type of monopoly (illegal today in the US) with the idea to make more money. Much more than what he realized.
to answer your question in a shorter way, rich people looking for ways to get richer.
John D. Rockefeller
Trustbusting is the act of taking a conglomeration of companies to court and trying to prove that they are inhibiting free trade. If found guilty the conglomerate would then be broken up into smaller companies, thus preventing a monopoly.
John D. Rockefeller is famous for having made a fortune in the oil business. He co-founded the Standard Oil Company in 1870.
Standard Oil Trust
John D Rockefeller was a man who owned a wealthy business. He was born on 8 July 1839 in Richford, New York, and died on 23 May 1937. He was the founder of the Standard Oil company, and a philanthropist. He sold standard oil for a lot more then it was worth. In today's money he would have been worth 2.5 billion dollars. He paid his workers very little.
rockefeller's standard oil trust
Identify John D Rockefeller and the standard oil company and rise of trust and monopolies?
john d. Rockefeller
The Standard Oil Trust
In 1911 the U.S. Supreme Court ordered that Standard Oil be dissolved. The trust was divided into 33 independent companies.
In the 1980s Standard Oil had a portfolio of stocks. The price for Standard Oil was a result of adding these together. They all had different highs and lows. In 1982 the combined portfolio stock price for Standard Oil was $137.02 per share.
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