Sunday, April 6, 2014

Q: Who was America's First Multi-millionaire?

A: John Jacob Aster. I had absolutely no idea about that, so it was cool to learn that Astor made his millions by out-competing British trapping firms in early 19th century America. In fact, his American Fur Company was created 216 years ago today, April 6th, 1808.  Below is a photo of Astor, and here are two links to Wikipedia articles (here, here).