1811 : Eber Brock Ward Born, Detroit’s First Millionaire

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Eber Brock Ward (December 25, 1811 – January 2, 1875), an iron and steel manufacturer and shipbuilder, was known as the “steamship king of the Great Lakes” and as the “first of the iron kings.” Ward became Detroit’s first millionaire.] He was the wealthiest man in the Midwest, in his time, due his steel factories.

For more information, visit his Wikipedia page

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