Cornelius Vanderbilt built his wealth in shipping and railroads. He was also the patriarch of the Vanderbilt family and one of the richest Americans in history. In today's dollars, his net worth would be $178 billion. His descendants include Gloria Vanderbilt ($200 million) and Anderson Cooper ($100 million).

Lessons From Vanderbilt And Rockefeller: Know Your 'One Big Thing'

In The Middle Of A Sea Of Skyscrapers Was Grace Vanderbilt And Her Imposing Mansion, 640 Fifth Avenue

The Gilded Age Era: The Last Vanderbilt Stronghold, 640 Fifth Avenue, The Home of Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt New York City

Cornelius Vanderbilt II (1843 – 1899) American socialite, heir, businessman, & a member of the prominent American Vanderbilt family. He was the favorite grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, who left him 5 million USD, & the eldest son of William Henry "Billy" Vanderbilt (who left him close to 70 million) & Maria Louisa Kissam. In his turn he succeeded them as head of the New York Central & related railroad lines in 1885. The Newport, Rhode Island home he built, The Breakers, still…

The Gilded Age Era: The Cornelius Vanderbilt II Mansion, New York City, Corneil Was Considered A Saint, Giving Most Of His Not-Needed Income To Charities.

The rise and fall of the Vanderbilt family still pervades American historical lore and the remnants of Cornelius Vanderbilt II’s Fifth Avenue Mansion can still be found throughout Manhattan.

Cornelius Vanderbilt II purchased and demolished 3 brownstone houses on the southwest corner of Street and Avenue in preparation for his new mansion. His wife was instrumental in the extravagance–it was “common belief that Alice Vanderbilt set o

Cornelius Vanderbilt (May 27, 1794 – January 4, 1877), also known by the sobriquet Commodore, was an American industrialist and philanthropist who built his wealth in shipping and railroads. He was also the patriarch of the Vanderbilt family and one of the richest Americans in history. He provided the initial gift to found Vanderbilt University, which is named in his honor.

Cornelius Vanderbilt (May 1794 – January also known by the sobriquet was an American industrialist and philanthropist who built his wealth in shipping and railroads.

1905 Costume Ball - Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, Mrs. Robert Goelet, Mrs. Edward Post, Mrs Edward L. Baylies, August Belmont, Cornelius Vanderbilt, James A. Burden and others.

1905 Costume Ball - Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, Mrs. Robert Goelet, Mrs. Edward Post, Mrs Edward L. Baylies, August Belmont, Cornelius Vanderbilt, James A. Burden and others.

Vanderbuilt Mansion on 5th

Cornelius Vanderbilt II mansion (demolished) formerly at 1 West St, New York City. Architects George B Post and Richard Morris Hunt. Built 1882 with substantial 1894 addition. Demolished Vintage b&w photo.

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