Infographic | Vanderbilts Explained | Famous American Families | Gilded Age | #american #history #people

Infographic | Vanderbilts Explained | Famous American Families | Gilded Age | #american #history #people

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).

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).

Genealogy profile for Cornelius Vanderbilt, II

Genealogy profile for Cornelius Vanderbilt, II

The Theater, published by Meyer Bros. & Company (1902) photo caption top: The Duchess of Marlborough (Consuelo Vanderbilt) and Mrs. O.H.P. Belmont driving to the "Beaulieu" Theater to get seats for the performance.  Note: The performance was part of an evening gala hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt III, Consuelo's first cousins and the former nephew of Mrs. Belmont.

The Theater, published by Meyer Bros. & Company (1902) photo caption top: The Duchess of Marlborough (Consuelo Vanderbilt) and Mrs. O.H.P. Belmont driving to the "Beaulieu" Theater to get seats for the performance. Note: The performance was part of an evening gala hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt III, Consuelo's first cousins and the former nephew of Mrs. Belmont.

The Cornelius Vanderbilt II Mansion extending the entire block.

The Cornelius Vanderbilt II Mansion extending the entire block.

Marlene Dietrich dancing with Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney at El Morocco, New York, 1939 [New York Daily News photo]

Marlene Dietrich dancing with Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney at El Morocco, New York, 1939 [New York Daily News photo]

Pierre Peyron, The Death of Alcestis, 1794, oil on canvas, overall: 97.2 x 95.7 cm (38 1/4 x 37 11/16 in.), framed: 118.75 x 117.79 cm (46 3/4 x 46 3/8 in.). North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Purchased with funds from gifts by Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Linsky, Mrs. George Khuner, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, anonymous gift, Lady Marcia Cunliffe-Owen, William Walker Hines, and Mrs. Alfred Elliott Dieterich.

Pierre Peyron, The Death of Alcestis, 1794, oil on canvas, overall: 97.2 x 95.7 cm (38 1/4 x 37 11/16 in.), framed: 118.75 x 117.79 cm (46 3/4 x 46 3/8 in.). North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Purchased with funds from gifts by Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Linsky, Mrs. George Khuner, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, anonymous gift, Lady Marcia Cunliffe-Owen, William Walker Hines, and Mrs. Alfred Elliott Dieterich.

Cornelius Vanderbilt II Residence | Fifth Ave., NYC. This photo dates to a period before the properties iconic wrought iron gates were installed.

Cornelius Vanderbilt II Residence | Fifth Ave., NYC. This photo dates to a period before the properties iconic wrought iron gates were installed.

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