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

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).

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

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

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Floor plan rendering, of the NYC home of American socialite and businessman, Cornelius Vanderbilt 11, and his wife Alice. Located at: 1 West 57th Street, & 5th Avenue. American architect: George Post - built during America's Gilded Age era, c.1883, demolished, c.1927. ~ {cwl}

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Cornelius Vanderbilt III and wife Grace Wilson on Easter Sunday 1915. Photo was taken on 5th Avenue. Note that Grace Wilson-Vanderbilt is carrying a prayer book in her left hand.

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Mrs Cornelius Vanderbilt III (Grace Wilson) and her children Cornelius Vanderbilt IV and Grace Vanderbilt. She was the wife of Consuelo Vanderbilt's first cousin. Their daughter Grace was at one time rumored to be engaged to Consuelo's son Lord Ivor Spencer-Churchill.

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The Cornelius Vanderbilt Mansion at 1 W57th St. built 1882 and demolished in 1927. Now the site of Bergdorf Goodman.

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