Alexander Turney Stewart Net Worth
A.T. Stewart net worth: A.T. Stewart was an Irish entrepreneur who had a net worth of $90 billion. A.T. Stewart was born in Lisburn, Ireland in October 1803 and passed away in April 1876. He made his multi-million dollar fortune in the dry good business. He wanted to become a minister and moved to New York City, New York. He built up a large marble fronted store on Broadway which became the largest retail store in the world. In 1863 he had an annual income of almost $2 million. Stewart's business was known as A.T. Stewart & Co. and his first store opened in 1823 and sold Irish fabrics and domestic calicos that he bought with his earnings as a tutor combined with his inheritance from his grandfather. The business would later expand to mail orders. Stewart was offered the position of Secretary of the Treasury by President Ulysses S. Grant but he was not confirmed by the United States Senate. A.T. Stewart passed away on April 10, 1876 as one of the richest men in New York.