(Noah Kirsch, Forbes) – David Rockefeller, the world’s oldest billionaire, passed away on Monday morning at age 101.
According to a family spokesperson, Rockefeller, the last remaining grandchild of America’s first billionaire, Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller, died peacefully at his family’s estate in Pocantico Hills, New York. The cause of death was congestive heart failure.
At the time of his death, Rockefeller was worth an estimated $3.3 billion, making him the planet’s 604th richest person, according to FORBES’ real-time billionaire rankings.
“David was an absolute joy,” the spokesperson said. “If he hadn’t been born a billionaire he still would have been the world’s nicest person.”