Stephen V. Harkness and John D Rockefeller are/were business partners

Business partner Stephen V. Harkness
Business partner John D Rockefeller
Start Date 1867-00-00
Notes In 1867, he agreed to invest $100,000 in a fledgling company headed by an ambitious young man named John D. Rockefeller. When Standard Oil offered its first 10,000 shares of stock, Rockefeller ended up with 2,667 shares to Harkness’ 1,334. (After several recapitalizations, Harkness’ ownership evened out at around 10 percent.) As Standard Oil boomed, Harkness remained a silent partner.