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David Rockefeller, the banker and philanthropist with the fabled family name who controlled Chase Manhattan bank for more than a decade and wielded vast influence around the world for even longer as he spread the gospel of American capitalism, died on Monday morning at his home in Pocantico Hills, N.Y. He was 101.
He died at his home in Manhattan after a short illness, the magazine said.
Mr Silvers co-edited the bi-weekly with Barbara Epstein from its inception in 1963.
It regularly featured contributions from great writers and polemicists like Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, WH Auden and more recently Zadie Smith.
In a tweet on Monday The New York Review of Books (NYRB) wrote: “With great sadness we must announce that Robert B. Silvers, founding editor of The New York Review, died this morning after a short illness.”
It provided no further details, and is yet to announce a successor.
Mr Silvers had served as sole editor of the NYRB after fellow founder Epstein died in 2006.
By the end of his long and storied life, he had become a landmark of the New York literary scene.
“Ambitious novelists would hope to see him at their book launches, his genial presence often viewed as conferring acceptance into an exclusive club,” says the BBC’s Nick Bryant in New York.
However, the magazine was not without its critics. Writer Tom Wolfe mocked it as “the chief theoretical organ of Radical Chic”.
The magazine also features articles on culture, economics, science and current affairs.
Nieto de John D. Rockefeller, cofundador de la petrolera Standard Oil, luego se convirtió en el administrado de los bienes del clan y jefe de una red de intereses familiares, tanto comerciales como filantrópicos.
El conocido banquero presidió durante años el Chase Manhattan Bank y fue fundador de la Comisión Trilateral, creada en 1973 y considerada una de las organizaciones privadas más influyentes del mundo. El reciente cálculo de la revista Forbes cifró su fortuna actual en USD 3.300 millones, lo que lo ubicó 581 de las personas más acaudaladas.