Cornelius Vanderbilt

1794 - 1877

Cornelius Vanderbilt

Cornelius Vanderbilt (May 27, 1794 – January 4, 1877) was an American business magnate who built his wealth in railroads and shipping. After working with his father's business, Vanderbilt worked his way into leadership positions in the inland water trade and invested in the rapidly growing railroad industry. Nicknamed "The Commodore", he is known for owning the New York Central Railroad. His biographer T. J. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cornelius Vanderbilt has received more than 3,806,758 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 87th most popular businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Cornelius Vanderbilt ranks 87 out of 481Before him are Carlos Ghosn, Roman Abramovich, Christophe Plantin, Jack Ma, Estée Lauder, and Brian Epstein. After him are Boris Berezovsky, Solomon R. Guggenheim, Adnan Khashoggi, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Johann Friedrich Böttger, and Lee Kun-hee.

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Among people born in 1794, Cornelius Vanderbilt ranks 3Before him are Antonio López de Santa Anna and Matthew C. Perry. After him are Elias Magnus Fries, Infante Francisco de Paula, Duke of Cádiz, Theobald Boehm, Ignaz Moscheles, Józef Bem, Wilhelm Müller, René Lesson, Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, and Eduard Rüppell. Among people deceased in 1877, Cornelius Vanderbilt ranks 11Before him are Crazy Horse, Urbain Le Verrier, Henry Fox Talbot, Maria Anna of Bavaria, Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, and Johan Ludvig Runeberg. After him are Gustav, Prince of Vasa, Sophie of Württemberg, Juan Manuel de Rosas, Antoine Augustin Cournot, Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, and Hermann Grassmann.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Cornelius Vanderbilt ranks 979 out of 12,171Before him are Kris Kristofferson (1936), Chester Bennington (1976), Kevin Kline (1947), Chris Isaak (1956), Bubba Smith (1945), and Dred Scott (1795). After him are Wallace Carothers (1896), Irving Stone (1903), Peggy Guggenheim (1898), Michael Moore (1954), Francis Peyton Rous (1879), and Éamon de Valera (1882).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Cornelius Vanderbilt ranks 27Before him are Paul Allen (1953), Robert McNamara (1916), Ronald Wayne (1934), Mark Zuckerberg (1984), Larry Flynt (1942), and Estée Lauder (1906). After him are Solomon R. Guggenheim (1861), William Boeing (1881), Larry Ellison (1944), Sam Walton (1918), William Randolph Hearst (1863), and Ethan Allen (1738).

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