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John Jacob Astor
John Jacob Astor portrait by John Wesley Jarvis, circa 1825
Born Johann Jakob Astor
July 17, 1763
Walldorf, Electoral Palatinate, Holy Roman Empire
Died March 29, 1848 (aged 84)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Resting place Trinity Church Cemetery
Residence New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Merchant, businessman, investor, fur trader
Known for First multi-millionaire businessman in the United States
Net worth [Increase] $20 million, an Estimated US $110.1 billion in 2006 dollars
Spouse(s) Sarah Cox Todd
(m. 1785; d. 1842)
Children Magdalena Astor Bentzon Bristed
Sarah Todd Astor
John Jacob Astor Jr.
William Backhouse Astor Sr.
Dorothea Astor Langdon
Henry Astor II
Eliza Astor, Countess von Rumpf
unnamed stillborn son
Parent(s) Johann Jakob Astor
Maria Magdalena Vorfelder
Mansions and Estates of the Astors
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