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).

The Vanderbilt family. c.1874. Going to the Opera, by Seymour Guy. Painted prior to William Henry Vanderbit erecting his triple mansion at 640 Fifth Avenue. Florence Vanderbilt and later Twombly (as she married financier Hamilton Twombly) with Willie K. at her side.  Margret, in green, unfurls a fan in the foreground. Behind her to the right, her husband Elliot F. Shepard is being help into his overcoat by the butler. At right stands Cornelius Vanderbilt 11, beside his seated wife Alice.

The Vanderbilt family. c.1874. Going to the Opera, by Seymour Guy. Painted prior to William Henry Vanderbit erecting his triple mansion at 640 Fifth Avenue. Florence Vanderbilt and later Twombly (as she married financier Hamilton Twombly) with Willie K. at her side. Margret, in green, unfurls a fan in the foreground. Behind her to the right, her husband Elliot F. Shepard is being help into his overcoat by the butler. At right stands Cornelius Vanderbilt 11, beside his seated wife Alice.

TheVanderbilts. Cornelius Vanderbilt. Commodore Vanderbilt. William H. Vanderbilt. William K. Vanderbilt.

TheVanderbilts. Cornelius Vanderbilt. Commodore Vanderbilt. William H. Vanderbilt. William K. Vanderbilt.

Pictured, (top image), 'Design for changes of the new facade of the St. Bartholomew's Church", in NYC. Designed by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White. Dedicated in memory of, American railroad magnate and socialite, Cornelius Vanderbilt 11, at the bequest of his wife, Alice Vanderbilt. The Vanderbilt couple met while teaching Sunday School at the church and were active members there. ~ Article/images, in the New-York Tribune, June 22nd, c.1902. ~ {cwl} ~ (Image: LOC)

Pictured, (top image), 'Design for changes of the new facade of the St. Bartholomew's Church", in NYC. Designed by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White. Dedicated in memory of, American railroad magnate and socialite, Cornelius Vanderbilt 11, at the bequest of his wife, Alice Vanderbilt. The Vanderbilt couple met while teaching Sunday School at the church and were active members there. ~ Article/images, in the New-York Tribune, June 22nd, c.1902. ~ {cwl} ~ (Image: LOC)

The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University – The Best Colleges #online #msn #programs http://trinidad-and-tobago.nef2.com/vanderbilt-university-the-best-colleges-online-msn-programs/  # Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University was founded in 1873 after Cornelius Vanderbilt, one of the richest Americans at the time, made a $1 million endowment that helped build the university. Since then, the university has grown to be one of the most respected academic institutions in the United States. In its 2012 Best…

Vanderbilt University – The Best Colleges #online #msn #programs http://trinidad-and-tobago.nef2.com/vanderbilt-university-the-best-colleges-online-msn-programs/ # Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University was founded in 1873 after Cornelius Vanderbilt, one of the richest Americans at the time, made a $1 million endowment that helped build the university. Since then, the university has grown to be one of the most respected academic institutions in the United States. In its 2012 Best…

An American Gilded Age formal invitation from:  Mr. [Cornelius] & Mrs. [Alice]  Vanderbilt. "Requesting the pleasure of Mr. & Mrs. Van Rensselaer's company". The formal "Dancing" party, took place at 9 o'clock pm, on January 28th, c.1884, at the Vanderbilt mansion. The Cornelius Vanderbilt 11 residence, was located at: 1 West 57th St, & 5th Avenue, NYC. ~ {cwlyons} ~ (Larger image via the MCNY)

An American Gilded Age formal invitation from: Mr. [Cornelius] & Mrs. [Alice] Vanderbilt. "Requesting the pleasure of Mr. & Mrs. Van Rensselaer's company". The formal "Dancing" party, took place at 9 o'clock pm, on January 28th, c.1884, at the Vanderbilt mansion. The Cornelius Vanderbilt 11 residence, was located at: 1 West 57th St, & 5th Avenue, NYC. ~ {cwlyons} ~ (Larger image via the MCNY)

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Presenting: The Amazing Story Of The Vanderbilts, Who Came From Nothing To Conquer America

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 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 was the railroad owner who built a railway connecting Chicago and New York. He popularized the use of steel rails in his railroad, which made railroads safer and more economical. He was one of the few railroad owners to be just and he was not considered a Robber Barron. He had a positive impact on society because he made one of the most popular modes of transportation back then safer and cheaper to operate.

Cornelius Vanderbilt was the railroad owner who built a railway connecting Chicago and New York. He popularized the use of steel rails in his railroad, which made railroads safer and more economical. He was one of the few railroad owners to be just and he was not considered a Robber Barron. He had a positive impact on society because he made one of the most popular modes of transportation back then safer and cheaper to operate.

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