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.

Cornelius Vanderbilt American Financier Vintage Portrait Gallery Poster Print

Cornelius Vanderbilt American Financier Vintage Portrait Gallery Poster Print

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…

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

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

Art Collector | New York City councilman, great-great-grandson of the railroad baron Cornelius Vanderbilt, was an art collector. The Carter Burden Gallery in NYC is an offshoot of the Carter Burden Network.

At a Chelsea Art Gallery, an Age Requirement: Over 60 Only

Art Collector | New York City councilman, great-great-grandson of the railroad baron Cornelius Vanderbilt, was an art collector. The Carter Burden Gallery in NYC is an offshoot of the Carter Burden Network.

Harry Payne Whitney and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt II, with their wedding party at The Breakers in Newport - August 25, 1897

Harry Payne Whitney and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt II, with their wedding party at The Breakers in Newport - August 25, 1897

The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

Harry Payne Whitney and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt II, with their wedding party at The Breakers in Newport - August 25, 1897

Harry Payne Whitney and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt II, with their wedding party at The Breakers in Newport - August 25, 1897

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.

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