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Henry M. Flagler became a self-made millionaire by collaborating with John D. Rockefeller in developing Standard Oil, and by building railroads and luxury hotels.
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Henry M. Flagler was born on January 2, 1830, in Hopewell, New York. In 1867, he collaborated with John D. Rockefeller in developing Standard Oil, named such in 1870. Flagler directed the New Jersey operation until 1911. He spent the last few years of his life developing land in Florida into railroads and luxury resorts. Flagler died a self-made millionaire on May 20, 1913, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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