American businessman David Howard Murdock was born on April 10, 1923 in Ohio. With a net worth reaching $3.3 billion, David Murdock was listed as the 183rd richest person in the world in the prestigious Forbes magazine. When the real estate market collapsed during the 1960s, David Murdock decided to continue developing houses and commercial spaces in Los Angeles. Apart from focusing on the real estate business, David Murdock also began to acquire a string of businesses. Several years later, David Murdock took over Castle & Cooke, a Hawaiian firm that owned the Dole Food Company. After purchasing Castle & Cooke, he also purchased the 6th largest island in Hawaii, Lana’i. Afterwards, he began to develop Castle & Cooke’s real estate portfolio into a series of commercial and residential properties. In a few years’ time, he succeeded in turning Dole into one of the largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world. Nowadays, David Murdock serves as the chief executive officer and executive chairman of the board of NovaRX.

David Murdock is one of the richest American businessmen in the world.

David Murdock was listed as the 183rd richest person in the world in the prestigious Forbes magazine.

David Murdock took over Castle & Cooke, a Hawaiian firm that owned the Dole Food Company. –

After taking over Caste and Cooke, David Murdock purchased the 6th largest island in Hawaii, Lana’i.

David Murdock’s Lana’i resort development.

David Murdock serves as the chief executive officer and chairman of the NovaRX Corporation. –

David Murdock has also made contributions to the development of the North Carolina Research Campus, a 5.8 million square foot biotechnology research center in Kannapolis, North Carolina.

David H. Murdock funds a Research Institute in North Carolina.

David Murdock’s appearance on Oprah.

David Murdock’s plans for Dole.