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John Jacob Astor (1763 – 1848)


Originally either Johann Jakob or Johann Jacob, was the first of the Astor family dynasty and the first millionaire in the United States, making his fortune in the fur trade, real estate, and opium industries.
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John Jacob Astor
The first hundred thousand—that was hard to get; but afterwards it was easy to make more.
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