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John Jacob Astor IV

American businessman, real estate builder, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonel

1864   -   1912

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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A Journey in Other Worlds

book by John Jacob Astor IV

author: John Jacob Astor IV
illustrator: Daniel Carter Beard


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