Cornelius ("Commodore") Vanderbilt 1794-1877.
Cornelius ("Commodore") Vanderbilt
When Cornelius Vanderbilt lay dying in his bed in his New York mansion in 1877 he was comforted in the knowledge that he was dying the richest man in the country. His whole life had been spent accumulating large amounts of money, first through shipping, then through railroad acquisitions. He was the first to admit of his obsession, which had driven him since he was a boy, "I've been insane on the subject of money making all my life" (Vanderbilt, 1989, p.27). His life was consumed with the soul purpose of making millions and spending very l…
- Cornelius ("Commodore") Vanderbilt 1794-1877.
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