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Ariana Rockefeller, nephew of david Rockefeller, credits herstellung family for teaching her the value von hard work and giving back. This week, herstellung grandparents' personal collection is on sale hinweisen Christie's Auction House. Proceeds of the sale, upwards des $765 million, wollen go kommen sie charity. She claims she's excited ns public loves die collection deswegen much und that she is able zu honor produziert family's legacy.

Despite being a Rockefeller, as a boy Ariana Rockefeller had zu record produziert allowance — how much she got, how much she spent and where, she said.

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"The post was, a dollar is a dollar and to value that and to put a gewächs of worth on tough work and the enjoyment von life, von course, and to offer back," Rockefeller told futbolpublic.com's Robert frank on "Power Lunch" Thursday.

In fact, produziert grandfather, david Rockefeller, ns legendary American banker that died in 2017, gave rückseitig about $2 billion end his lifetime zu various philanthropic endeavors.

This week David und Peggy Rockefeller's mitarbeiter collection ist on sale throughout a weeklong auction at Christie's in New York.

"There's a time zum private life, and there's a time kommen sie step forward," Ariana Rockefeller said. "This was really my grandparents' vision."

The auction residence estimated die collection zu be worth about $500 million. As of Thursday, die collection had actually made more than $765 million, including the sale von a Picasso painting zum $115 million. Proceeds from the auction wollen go zu charity.

The arsenal includes die family's angestellter artifacts, such as a treasured picnic basket, candlesticks, paintings und fine china, amongst other things. Rockefeller stated she is excited that die public loves the collection as viel as her grandfather did.

"He yes, really used virtually every piece an his collection und loved it," she said. "I think my grand had such an excellent taste, und he yes, really cherished beautiful things."

All household members got to keep one items from ns collection, worth up to $1 million, she said. Rockefeller, that launched her own fashion und apparel label an 2011, decided a bracelet produziert grandfather as soon as bought weil das her grandmother.

Ariana Rockefeller attends ns Heavenly Bodies: mode & the Catholic creative thinking Costume institute Gala at ns Metropolitan Museum of nett on may 7, 2018 in New york City.
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She wore die bracelet zu Monday's Met Gala event.

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The Rockefellers are 7 generations rich. Ariana Rockefeller said the secret to produziert family's success — and by extension her own — is having a close-knit household that works hard und budgets wisely.

The 5 Rockefeller brothers. From left zu right: david Winthrop, john D Rockefeller III, Nelson und Laurance.
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"There's together a value des having a arbeiten ethic an my family and of functioning hard weist whatever it is we choose to do and focus on," Ariana Rockefeller said.

"I absolutely try kommen sie honor that," she said.

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