Otto Kahn was born in Mannheim, Germany in 1867. He worked as a banker in London before emigrating to the United States in 1893. He settled in New York City where he joined Kuhn, Loeb & Company in 1897. With his partners Paul Warburg and Jacob Schiff Kahn made a great deal of money from financing railroads. He used some of his wealth to build up a large art collection and to fund the Metropolitan Opera Company. Kahn died in 1934.
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