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|Born||May 27, 1794|
|Died||January 4, 1877 (aged 82)|
New York City, U.S.
|Occupation||Railroad/Water transport businessman, philanthropist|
Vanderbilt was worth more than $100 million at the time of his death (equivalent to approximately $2,470,453,125 in 2021 dollars).
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- "Commodore Vanderbilt's Life". New York Times. January 5, 1877.
- "9 White Celebs, World Leaders Whose Families Owned Slaves". Atlanta Black Star. 2013-08-22. Retrieved 2020-11-04.
Anderson Cooper was connected, in a familial way, to slavery. His bloodline is tied to the Vanderbilts, one of the richest families in American history. Cooper’s great-great-grandfather, Cornelius Vanderbilt – who was also Cooper’s cousin through inbreeding – was a tycoon who built his wealth from shipping and railroads. He also owned plantations: one, in particular, was in Georgetown, S.C., where Michelle Robinson Obama’s ancestor Jim Robinson, who was born a slave in 1850, worked.
- "Cornelius Vanderbilt.; A Long And Useful Life Ended. The Renowned Commodore Dies After Eight Months' Illness His Remarkable Career As A Man Of The World His Wealth Estimated At $100,000,000 Particulars Of His Illness And Death" (PDF). The New York Times. January 5, 1877.
- "Commodore Vanderbilt's Life" (PDF). New York Times. January 5, 1877.
- Klepper, Michael; Gunther, Michael (1996). The Wealthy 100: From Benjamin Franklin to Bill Gates—A Ranking of the Richest Americans, Past and Present. Secaucus, New Jersey: Carol Publishing Group. p. xi. ISBN 978-0-8065-1800-8. OCLC 33818143.
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Media related to Cornelius Vanderbilt at Wikimedia Commons