| John Jacob Astor |
First Class Passenger
|Born||July 13, 1864|
|Died||April 15, 1912, RMS Titanic|
|Family||Madeleine Astor (wife)|
- "Colonel John Jacob Astor is one of the world's wealthiest men, you know. I hear he's worth more than 107 million dollars. They have one of the most expensive suites on board — their tickets alone cost more than 4 thousand dollars."
- —Daisy Cashmore.
Colonel John Jacob Astor was a businessman, one of the wealthiest men in the world, and certainly the richest passenger aboard the RMS Titanic. He was travelling back home with his second wife, Madeleine, who was expecting a child. Their marriage attracted a lot of attention due to their considerable age difference.
He lost his life in the sinking while Madeline survived and gave birth to their son, who she named after him, four months later.