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John Jacob Astor
John Jacob Astor (Civ4Col)
Type Trade
Cost
Political Points:
819 Pilgrim
1228 Pioneer
1365 Explorer
1501 Conquistador
1564 Governor
1638 Patriot
1701 Revolutionary
Trade Points:
1404 Pilgrim
2106 Pioneer
2340 Explorer
2574 Conquistador
2682 Governor
2808 Patriot
2916 Revolutionary
Bonus

+50% Furs per settlement.

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Lived: 1763-1848

John Jacob Astor was a young German immigrant who made the move to the New World shortly after the Revolutionary War and would become the richest man in the United States. Astor's first job was as a flute salesman in the employ of his elder brother in England. How Astor was inspired to enter the fur trade we do not know. What is known is that once in the fur trade, Astor thrived. A shrewd businessman, Astor created the largest fur trading company in the United States and became the country's first millionaire. But as the fur trade began to dwindle thanks to changing fashions, Astor began investing in real estate in one of the fastest growing cities in the world - New York. On his death bed, Astor was worth roughly 20 million dollars, an obscene amount of money at the time, roughly equivalent to several billion dollars today.

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