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Chronicles: Who is Cornelius Vanderbilt?

  The Vanderbilts are one of those mythic American families whose name invokes wealth, industrialism and power.   Patriarch of the Vanderbilt family, and one of the richest men to ever live, was Cornelius Vanderbilt, otherwise known as Commodore Vanderbilt, a nickname he received after he began operating ships. Uneducated, ruthless and shrewd Vanderbilt amassed a fortune which today would ... Read More »

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