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).

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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 II  purchased and demolished 3 brownstone houses on the southwest corner of 57th Street and 5th Avenue in preparation for his new mansion. His wife was instrumental in the extravagance–it was “common belief that Alice Vanderbilt set out to draft her sister in law [Alva Vanderbilt]‘s Fifth Avenue château, and dwarf it she did.” Incredibly, in the 1890's,he purchased 5 more brownstones to demolish and expand his mansion.

Cornelius Vanderbilt II purchased and demolished 3 brownstone houses on the southwest corner of 57th Street and 5th Avenue in preparation for his new mansion. His wife was instrumental in the extravagance–it was “common belief that Alice Vanderbilt set out to draft her sister in law [Alva Vanderbilt]‘s Fifth Avenue château, and dwarf it she did.” Incredibly, in the 1890's,he purchased 5 more brownstones to demolish and expand his mansion.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Pictures 1 The Breakers (Cornelius Vanderbilt House), Newport Rhode Island

Pictures 1 The Breakers (Cornelius Vanderbilt House), Newport Rhode Island

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

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

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