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Astor, William Vincent

Born: 1891 AD
Died: 1959 AD, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Businessmen


1891 - Born on November 15th in New York, New York. American businessman, heir, and philanthropist.

1912 - While a student at Harvard University, his father died in the Titanic shipwreck and Vincent inherited a $75 million estate at age 20.

1933-1937 - He was one of the publishers of Today, launched and merged with Martyn's News-Week as Newsweek (now part of the Washington Post group).

1950 - With his third wife, Brooke Astor, he founded the philanthropic Vincent Astor Foundation, designed to benefit the residents of New York City.

1959 - Died on February 3rd.


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