Who were the wealthy men who sank with the Titanic?
1,503 people perished in the sinking of the RMS Titanic. There were hundreds of both wealthy men and women that died on the ship, but here are the richest and most popular:
John Jacob Astor IV, real estate mogul, author, and millionaire. His net worth was estimated to be $87 million, around 2.2 billion today. Astor is considered a hero because he secured a lifeboat seat for his pregnant wife but didn’t leave the Titanic himself.
Isidor Straus, founder of Macy’s department stores and congressman. Straus died on the Titanic with his wife, Ida Straus. Ida refused to abandon her husband and they died together.
Benjamin Guggenheim, Jewish mining tycoon and industrialist. Perhaps the most badass victim of the Titanic. After helping his mistress and other women and children into lifeboats, Guggenheim put on his best suit and smoked cigars while the ship went down.
Thomas Andrews, businessman and naval architect of the Titanic. Andrews travelled with the ocean liner to ensure everything went smoothly. Also went down with the ship after assisting the evacuation.
William Thomas Stead, investigative journalist and newspaper editor. One of the most famous and respected journalists of his time.
John Thayer, former cricket player and railroad executive. His wife and son survived, but Thayer went down with the ship.
George Dennick Wick, an industrialist who travelled to Europe to improve his health. Sadly, Wick went back to the US on the Titanic, and perished in the disaster. His family, which was also on the ship, survived.
Henry B. Harris, Broadway producer. He managed to save his wife, who became another famous play producer, but couldn’t save himself and went down with the ship.
Archibald Butt, American journalist and Presidential Aide. Butt was a close friend of two Presidents, Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft. Archibald not only assisted with the evacuation, he also prevented men who tried to save themselves instead of the women from escaping.https://www.quora.com/Who-were-the-wealthy-men-who-sank-with-the-Titanic