John Pierpont Morgan is one of the most famous bankers of all time.
His name is still recognizable as symbol of big banks and tons of money.
To me, he is just an old rich man with a cool hat.
His world was dominated by corporate finance and industrial consolidation.
However, making money wasn't all he was good at, he was also good at spending it.
John bought an entire library and filled it with art, rare books, drawings, and ancient artifacts.
In 1924, his son, J.P. Morgan, Jr. gave his father's incredible library to the public.
The Morgan Library and Museum can be visited in New York City or online here.
Here are three cool quotes from this old rich dude:
"A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason."
"Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther."
"When you expect things to happen - strangely enough - they do happen."