Rockefeller's Standard Oil used to be the most profitable company in the world. What happened to it?

it went bankrupt
it was renamed Texaco
it was renamed Chevron
it was forcily split to several independent companies
In 1911, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Standard Oil must be dis­solved under the Sherman An­titrust Act and split into 34 com­pa­nies. Four of these com­pa­nies were "Jersey Stan­dard­", which became Exxon, "S­tan­dard Oil of New York" which became Mobil, "S­tan­dard Oil of Ohio" which became SOHIO, "S­tan­dard Oil of Indiana" which became Amoco and "S­tan­dard Oil of Cal­i­for­ni­a" which became the Chevron Corp.

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it went bankrupt
it was renamed Texaco
it was renamed Chevron
it was forcily split to several independent companies
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it went bankrupt
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it was renamed Texaco
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it was renamed Chevron
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