Your chance of surviving was best if you held a first class ticket, but even that was no guarantee. Less than a third of the people on board would survive. Among the victims would be John Jacob Astor, the wealthiest passenger and one of the world's richest men.

Your chance of surviving was best if you held a first class ticket, but even that was no guarantee. Less than a third of the people on board would survive. Among the victims would be John Jacob Astor, the wealthiest passenger and one of the world's richest men.

John Jacob "Jakey" Astor VI (1912–1992) American socialite & businessman. Dubbed the "Titanic Baby", best known for his affiliation with the RMS Titanic, being an unborn survivor of the sinking. He was born four months after his father, John Jacob Astor IV, died in the sinking of the Titanic, whose estate was around $100 million (equivalent to $2,418,965,517 in 2013). Jakey inherited $3 million on his 21st birthday, which by that point had grown to $5 million (equivalent to $90,167,095 in…

John Jacob "Jakey" Astor VI (1912–1992) American socialite & businessman. Dubbed the "Titanic Baby", best known for his affiliation with the RMS Titanic, being an unborn survivor of the sinking. He was born four months after his father, John Jacob Astor IV, died in the sinking of the Titanic, whose estate was around $100 million (equivalent to $2,418,965,517 in 2013). Jakey inherited $3 million on his 21st birthday, which by that point had grown to $5 million (equivalent to $90,167,095 in…

John Jacob Astor Titanic victim. Biography and pictures of Colonel John Jacob Astor, millionaire and first class Titanic passenger.

John Jacob Astor Titanic victim. Biography and pictures of Colonel John Jacob Astor, millionaire and first class Titanic passenger.

U.S. Mrs. John Jacob Astor IV...Madeline Talmmage Astor...aged 18 when she married John Jacob Astor

U.S. Mrs. John Jacob Astor IV...Madeline Talmmage Astor...aged 18 when she married John Jacob Astor

John Jacob Astor IV and his wife Madeleine, the wealthiest passengers on board the ship. Madeleine survived.

John Jacob Astor IV and his wife Madeleine, the wealthiest passengers on board the ship. Madeleine survived.

Madeleine Astor ~ Titanic survivor and wife of John Jacob Astor IV ~ Circa 1910 ~ Source: Library of Congress

Madeleine Astor ~ Titanic survivor and wife of John Jacob Astor IV ~ Circa 1910 ~ Source: Library of Congress

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