A man named David Rockefeller died this week at the age of 101. Even if you don't know exactly who he was, I'm sure the last name Rockefeller is at least familiar to you. America might not have a royal family or a nobility but it certainly does have political/business dynasties. And the Rockefeller dynasty is among the most famous.
So, since my last few blog posts have been about European royal houses, I thought I'd switch things up and make a chart about an American dynasty instead. The above chart (which you can click on for a better view) shows how the descendants of a 19th century con man grew to include a vice president, a senator, a governor, and lots and lots of billionaires.
Let the conspiracy theories begin...