In 1961 the American public was shocked by the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller off the shores of Netherlands New Guinea. According to the official statement, he drowned at sea; but speculation about his death continues to this day – and not without reason.
Michael Rockefeller was born in 1938 in New York. His father was businessman Nelson Rockefeller, who later became state governor, then the 41st Vice President of the United States. Michael was the great-grandson of John D. Rockefeller, the founder of the millionaire dynasty, whom many believe to be the richest man who ever lived. Michael was quieter, and more of an artistic soul compared to his brothers, and he didn't follow his father's footsteps in business and politics. In 1960 he graduated with a degree in history and economics from Harvard University.
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