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Gates ranks only No. 5 among richest Americans of all time

...Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Cornelius Vanderbilt and John Jacob Astor -- had amassed far greater wealth when compared to...railroads, $105 million, $95.9 billion. 4. John Jacob Astor, 1763-1848, real estate, fur trade, $20 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/22/bus_239643.shtml
Business
Titanic's wealthiest passenger built NYC hotel

...quietly at the luxury hotel he built in New York City.John Jacob Astor IV, who was one of the richest men in America, went...nearly 3,000 books that Astor left behind."If John Jacob Astor were to walk through the rooms, it would be entirely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-04-13/titanics-wealthiest-passenger-built
Pete Hamill takes readers on tour of 'his' Manhattan

...who designed the Washington Square arch and was the victim of New York's "murder on the rooftop garden"; and John Jacob Astor, who emigrated from Germany in 1784 and became America's first millionaire. Hamill's knack for putting readers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/04/art_436247.shtml
Arts
Travel: 'Titanic' sparks cruise trips

...Chicago, which also owns 1979's S.O.S Titanic,, a $50 million TV movie starring the late David Janssen (as John Jacob Astor), Cloris Leachman (as Molly Brown), Susan St. James, Ian Holm, Helen Mirren. One reviewer called it "a stylish...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/03/22/ent_224615.shtml
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Ominous warnings preceded ship's sinking

...people died that night, including the ship's captain and scores of American and European millionaires, including John Jacob Astor, Benjamin Guggenheim, Isidor Straus and Charles Melville Hays. Could the disaster have been avoided? Some experts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/03/20/ent_224472.shtml
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Oregon town braces for flood of 'Clarkies'

...a fur-trading post and now the oldest continually inhabited white settlement west of the Rockies, was named for John Jacob Astor. Astor, America's first certified millionaire, was born in Germany but ran his fur-trading business from New...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/13/liv_381028.shtml
Life & style
Titanic tops 1912's news events

...the lifeboats. The last person to see him alive said that Maj. Butt was arm in arm with millionaire businessman John Jacob Astor on the bridge of the sinking ship, according to historian Edward Cashin's The Story of Augusta. President Taft...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/10/met_255697.shtml
Metro
Collectors bid for Titanic artifacts

...and brought along a reserve of $387 "from birthdays and hard work" with the hope of nailing down a signature from John Jacob Astor, who perished with the ship. Most of the Titanic artifacts come from the collection of three men who decided to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/12/art_418642.shtml
Arts
A storied path

...reportedly brought more than 1,000 horses to Aiken. Aiken's guest list during this time included industrialists John Jacob Astor and Cornelius Vanderbilt; Chicago Tribune publisher Robert R. McCormick; and Bethlehem Steel Chairman Eugene Grace...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/04/met_323964.shtml
Metro
Manhattan Titanic tour finds memories, no icebergs

...West Side. There, the bottom right corner of a stained-glass window on the cathedral's north side memorializes John Jacob Astor, who died aboard the Titanic, with a picture of the ship sliding into the water and the words "Sinking of Titanic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/05/ent_225511.shtml
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