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John Jacob Astor IV held the distinction of being the wealthiest passenger aboard the Titanic, boasting an estimated net worth of $85 million, which is equivalent to roughly $2 billion today. He was accompanied by his pregnant wife, whom he assisted in boarding a lifeboat by guiding her through a side window. His parting words to her were reassuring: “The sea is calm. You’ll be all right. You’re in good hands. I’ll meet you in the morning.” Tragically, these were his final words to her, as he perished when the ship sank.

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