Vincent Astor (1891-1959)

Captain (William) Vincent Astor, Founder of the Vincent Astor Foundation

Associated Houses



Astor Courts


Pinchot House

1021 Park Avenue, Manhattan

He was featured in the first Forbes Rich List (1918) coming in at twelfth with $75-million, behind Mrs E.H. Harriman and ahead of James Stillman, Thomas Fortune Ryan, Daniel Guggenheim, Charles Schwab and J.P. Morgan, Jr., who all came in tied at thirteenth. He contracted mumps at the time of first marriage which made him sterile. He was married three times and with his third wife, Brooke Astor, created the Astor Foundation that still operates today. Vincent Astor died without children.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 13/02/2019 and last updated on 25/02/2023.