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Titanic's super-rich passengers who sank, and survived

Love Exploring Logo By Alice Cattley of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 28: In the early hours of 15 April 1912, more than 1,500 people lost their lives on the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic. Although 60% of first-class passengers survived, some of the world’s richest people were lost to the waves, although not from the history books. From the co-owner of Macy's department store to the richest man in America, read on as we tell the incredible stories of the super-rich who sailed on the Titanic, and reveal if they survived.

Who were the richest people onboard the Titanic?

In the early hours of 15 April 1912, more than 1,500 people lost their lives on the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic. Although 60% of first-class passengers survived, some of the world’s richest people were lost to the waves, although not from the history books. From the co-owner of Macy's department store to the richest man in America, read on as we tell the incredible stories of the super-rich who sailed on the Titanic, and reveal if they survived.
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