|May 27, 1794
|Staten Island, NY
|Cornelius Vanderbilt age
|225 YEARS OLD
|Jan 4, 1877 (age 82)
Cornelius Vanderbilt, the renowned entrepreneur hailing from New York, is estimated to possess an extraordinary net worth of $215 billion by the year 2024. Vanderbilt has long been recognized as a stalwart figure in the business world, having made significant contributions to various industries during his time. With his shrewd investments and strategic business ventures, he has amassed an immense fortune, solidifying his status as one of the wealthiest individuals in history. Vanderbilt's aptitude for entrepreneurship and his pioneering spirit have left an indelible mark on the world, making him an enduring symbol of success and accomplishment.
Nicknamed the Commodore. He amassed an enormous fortune through shipping and railroads.
He dropped out of school at age 11 to work for his father's ferry Business.
He was a renowned philanthropist and used part of his fortune to start a famous university that bore his name.
His son william Henry Vanderbilt greatly expanded the empire and added to the millions earned by his father. He married Sophia Johnson in 1813 and he had another son named George Washington Vanderbilt II.
He hired the great orator Daniel Webster to defend him in the Supreme Court against monopoly charges.