JP Morgan

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Birthday
17, 1837
Birthplace
Hartford, CT
Death Date
Mar 31, 1913 (75)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
17, 1837
Birthplace
Hartford, CT
Death Date
Mar 31, 1913 (75)

About

Industrialist who made an enormous fortune in financing and corporate consolidations.

Before Fame

He worked for his father's banking branch in 1857.

Trivia

He oversaw the merger of Edison General Electric and Thomson-Houston Electric Company into General Electric. He also oversaw the merger that created the United States Steel Corporation.

Family Life

He had four children with his second wife whom he married a few years after the death of his first wife.

Associated With

He invested in Nikola Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower, but when Guglielmo Marconi began making transatlantic transmissions, he decided against any additional backing.