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«In 1904, female journalist Ida Tarbell exposed the unfair business practices of the Standard Oil Company. As a result of her expose, the government prosecuted the company under anti-trust legislation» (The National Women's History Museum)
In the dawn of the Twentieth Century, John Davison Rockefeller was an oil tycoon who founded in 1870 the Standard Oil of Ohio (now ExxonMobil). Possibly he have been the richest man in History, as he was considered by the study ‘Top 10 Richest Men Of All Time’, which values his fortune in 323.4 billion dollars, while Bill Gates occupied the fourth place with “only” 124.000.000.000 $.