The Richest Person Travelling On The RMS Titanic
Titanic was carrying 2223 passengers when it sank in the North Atlantic Ocean. There were many wealthy people on board including the likes of John Jacob Astor IV. The 47-year-old American businessman was traveling from Cherbourg, France to his hometown, New York, with his pregnant wife. He was not only the richest person travelling on the RMS Titanic but also the wealthiest man in the world. His net worth was estimated to be $150 million at the time of the Titanic tragedy, which would be approximately $4 billion in 2016. He didn't survive the Titanic debacle, but his wife, Madelaine Astor was escorted to safety on a lifeboat.
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