James Buchanan Duke

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Birthday
23, 1856
Birthplace
Durham, NC
Death Date
Oct 10, 1925 (68)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
23, 1856
Birthplace
Durham, NC
Death Date
Oct 10, 1925 (68)

About

U.S. tobacco industrialist known for the creation of modern cigarette manufacturing and marketing.

Before Fame

He worked for his father's tobacco company.

Trivia

His family's name adorned Duke University thanks to millions of dollars he donated before and after his death.

Family Life

His daughter Doris received $100 million upon his death when she was 12, making her the richest girl in the world at the time.

Associated With

He and George Washington both owned tobacco plantations.