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John Jacob Astor IV
American businessman, real estate builder, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonelwd:Q430672
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Harvard University, St. Paul's School
occupation: entrepreneur, inventor, writer, science fiction writer, racing automobile driver
John Jacob Astor IV (July 13, 1864 – April 15, 1912) was an American business magnate, real estate developer, investor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish–American War, and a prominent member of the Astor family.
Astor died in the sinking of RMS Titanic during the early hours of April 15, 1912. Astor was the richest passenger aboard the RMS Titanic and was thought to be among the richest people in the world at that time with a net worth of roughly $87 million when he died (equivalent to $2.3 billion in 2019).
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