- About John Jacob Astor
Full name: John Jacob Astor
Also known as: John Jacob Astor, Astor, John Jacob
Professions: fur-trader and first multi-millionaire in America
Residence: New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality: German; U.S. from 1789
Occupation: Merchant, businessman, investor, fur trader
- John Jacob Astor Known for
First multi-millionaire in the United States
- John Jacob Astor Death information
Died: Wednesday, 29th of March, 1848 (Age: 16)
- John Jacob Astor Biography
John Jacob Astor (July 17, 1763 – March 29, 1848), born Johann Jakob Astor, was a German-born American businessman, merchant, fur trader, and investor who was the first prominent member of the Astor family and the first multi-millionaire in the United States. He was the creator of the first trust in America. He emigrated to England as a teenager, where he worked as a musical instrument manufacturer. Astor moved to the United States after the American Revolutionary War and built a fur-trading empire that extended to the Great Lakes region and Canada, and later expanded into the American West and Pacific coast. In the early 19th century, he diversified into New York City real estate and later became a famed patron of the arts.
- John Jacob Astor Family
Spouse: Sarah Cox Todd
Siblings: See Astor family
Childrens: Shayna, unnamed son, Dorothea Astor, Eliza Astor, Henry Astor II, Magdalen Astor, John Jacob Astor, Jr.
Parents: Johann Jacob Astor, Maria Magdalena Vorfelder
- John Jacob Astor Net Worth