Business: Space-Age Risk Capitalist


AMONG the celebrated breed of risk capitalists who push out the frontiers of U.S. industry, probably the most daring and successful in the

space age is Laurance Spelman Rockefeller, 49, third (after John D. Ill and Nelson) of the five famed Rockefeller brothers. A blue-eyed, trim (180 Ibs.) six-footer, Laurance Rockefeller hardly needs more money; he is worth about $200 million. But he believes that wealthy men have a social responsibility to risk their riches, invest in inventive young companies. Says he: "I like doing constructive things with my money, rather...

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