Mr Rockefeller, the last of his generation in the famed American family, was the grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D Rockefeller.
The centenarian was at the helm of his family’s fortune, controlling both philanthropic and business interests.
He was the youngest of five sons of John D Rockefeller Jr.
He had six children – David Jr, Richard, Abby, Neva, Margaret and Eileen – with his wife Margaret (nee McGrath). She died in 1996.