Standard Oil

Standard , Inc., was an production, transportation, refining, and marketing that operated from 1870 to 1911.

At its height, Standard was the largest petroleum in the world, and its success made its co-founder and chairman, John D. Rockefeller, one of the wealthiest Americans of all time and one of the richest people in modern .

Its as one of the world’s first and largest multinational corporations ended in 1911, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it was an illegal monopoly.