Net Worth: Estimated US $110.1 billion in 2006 dollars
US $20 million at the time of his death (approximately 1/107 of US GNP)
About John Jacob Astor
John Jacob Astor was a businessman, merchant, fur trader, investor and was the first prominent member of the powerful Astor Family. John Jacob Astor among others in the United States was considered to be the first multimillionaire the United States would have in the 1800’s. He also created the first trust in the United States that he would protect and give to his predecessor after his death. John Jacob Astor went down as one of the most powerful people in the United States and of the world.
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