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The Tug of War

The challenge to control your wealth and destiny - Part 1


DEC, 2011 By Daniel Melhem When John D. Rockefeller opened his family office, Rockefeller Family and Associates, in 1882, I am sure he did not lack reasons to do so.Tug of WarWithout doubt he recognized that very few people in the world, certainly no commoner, had ever amassed such an extraordinary fortune. Furthermore, he was well aware that no banking institution in the United States or elsewhere, for that matter, had the means or the know-how to serve America’s first billionaire. At that time, Mr. Rockefeller, like many investors today, was deeply concerned by the effects of a severe international economic depression triggered by the Panic of 1873. It was during that year that one of the largest investment banks, Jay Cooke & Co., became insolvent and filed for ban....




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