Definitions for john jacob astor

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word john jacob astor

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Astor, John Jacob Astor(noun)

    United States capitalist (born in Germany) who made a fortune in fur trading (1763-1848)

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. John Jacob Astor

    John Jacob Astor was a German-American business magnate, merchant and investor who was the first prominent member of the Astor family and the first multi-millionaire in the United States. He was the creator of the first trust in America. He went to the United States following the American Revolutionary War and built a fur-trading empire that extended to the Great Lakes region and Canada, and later expanded into the American West and Pacific coast. He also got involved in smuggling opium. In the early 19th century he diversified into New York City real estate and later became a famed patron of the arts.


Find a translation for the john jacob astor definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these john jacob astor definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"john jacob astor." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 4 Mar. 2015. < jacob astor>.

Are we missing a good definition for john jacob astor? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for john jacob astor:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.