John Jacob Astor Rank
About John Jacob Astor
John Jacob Astor is officially considered to be the United States’ first entrepreneur to become a multi-millionaire. The German-American businessman, merchant, investor and real estate mogul acquired wealth through both legal and ruthless means.
He first ventured into fur trade after he encountered a fur trader. Trading in fur brought him immense wealth, just like his opium-smuggling venture. He went on to invest in lands in New York City, becoming even wealthier as a real estate mogul.
He was born Johann Jakob Astor to Maria Magdelena vom Berg and Johann Jacob Astor. After immigrating to England, he changed his name by anglicizing it.
He would later move to New York City, where he would marry Sarah Cox Todd in 1785. They had eight children and she died in 1842.
He died on March 29, 1848, at the age of 84.
John Jacob Astor Rank
F.A.Q. about John Jacob Astor
When is his birthday?
John Jacob Astor's birthday is on July 17, 1763.
In how many days is his birthday?
John Jacob Astor's birthday is in 294 days
How old was John Jacob Astor when he died?
He was 84 years old.
When did he die?
He died in March 29, 1848.
How old would he be today?
John Jacob Astor would be 258 years old if he was alive today.
Where was John Jacob Astor from?
He was born in Walldorf, Germany.
John Jacob Astor's Popularity
John Jacob Astor was a famous German-American businessman, who was born on July 17, 1763. As a person born on this date, John Jacob Astor is listed in our database as the 44th most popular celebrity for the day (July 17).
People born on July 17 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. John Jacob Astor is the 1440th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to John Jacob Astor's birthday, John Jacob Astor is the 8th most famous German-American.
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