Background and early years cornelius vanderbilt was born on may 27, 1794, on staten island, new york, the son of cornelius and phebe hand vanderbilt. Cornelius vanderbilt - beginnings of a shipping magnate when cornelius vanderbilt (1794-1877) was born to a family of farmers of staten island, nobody could have foreseen, that he would once be the richest man in america. The vanderbilt history the $1,000,000 that commodore cornelius vanderbilt gave to endow and build our university was his first and only major philanthropy it might have never happened if methodist bishop holland n mctyeire of nashville, a cousin of the commodore's young second wife, hadn't gone to new york for medical treatment early in 1873. W hen cornelius vanderbilt died in 1877, an early start in the shipping business vanderbilt decided to start his own steamboat line with the. Vanderbilt's life started with very little education - he had dropped out of school at an early age yet his thinking process throughout his life is equivalent to what we would expect from someone with an mba.
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