The Nation: Rooky's Investment Portfolio

Nelson Rockefeller's stock and bond portfolio, like the man, is basically conservative—with a tendency to take an occasional flyer into the unknown.

Some $25 million of the $169 million holdings benefitting Rockefeller and his immediate family is socked away in safe—and tax-exempt—municipal and state bonds. And the $140 million in common stocks reflects a man who need take no risks to build up capital.

The remaining $4 million is invested in corporate bonds, U.S. Treasury bills and other securities.

The two biggest stockholdings are in what once were strictly family businesses: Exxon ($28 million—417,015 shares) and Rockefeller Center ($25.5 million—325,000 shares). Next come IBM...

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