You’re living under a rock if you don’t know who the Rockefellers are.

Titan is the biography of history’s first billionaire John D. Rockefeller, whose true nature has been hidden from the world for the longest time.

He was the most controversial businessman in America’s history. There were accusations that his empire was built on unethical grounds- collusion with railroads, industrial espionage, bribery of political officials.

Rockefeller was born to a flamboyant snake-oil salesman and rose from rustic origins to create America’s most feared monopoly – Standard Oil.

Biographer Ron Chernow gives us a psychologically insightful history of this mogul based on unrestricted access to Rockefeller’s rich trove of papers.

In giving new evidence on the misdeeds of the tycoon, Ron also discards the image of him being a cold-blooded monster by showing his eccentric yet quirky as well as benevolent side.

The monumental saga is a must-read.

Credits: Visakan on Twitter

TO DO: Read Titan by Ron Chernow.

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