Jacob Riis

About Jacob Riis

Birth Day: May 3, 1849
Birth Place: Ribe, Denmark
Died On: May 26, 1914 (age 65)
Birth Sign: Taurus

Jacob Riis Net Worth

Jacob Riis was bornon May 3, 1849 in Ribe, Denmark. Danish American journalist and photographer who tried to alleviate the bad living conditions of impoverished New Yorkers through his writing and photography. Throughout New York there are several parks and buildings named after him.
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💰 Net worth: 100 million

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About

Danish American Journalist and Photographer who tried to alleviate the bad living conditions of impoverished New Yorkers through his writing and photography. Throughout New York there are several parks and buildings named after him.

Before Fame

He immigrated to America in 1870, when he was 21 years old.

Trivia

He is considered one of the fathers of photography due to his very early adoption of flash in photography, and his How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York: a 1890 publication of photojournalism, which is seen as the basis of muckraking journalism.

Family Life

His second wife, Mary Phillips, outlived him by 53 years.

Associated With

He was lifelong friends with President Theodore Roosevelt and wrote a campaign biography of him.