Cornelius Vanderbilt Entrepreneur

Cornelius Vanderbilt
Birth Place:
Staten Island
United States of America
May 27, 1794
Death Date:
January 4, 1877 (age 82)
Birth Sign:

He was born on May 27, 1794 (died on January 04, 1877, he was 82 years old) in Staten Island, New York.


Cornelius Vanderbilt also known by the sobriquet Commodore was an American tycoon businessman and philanthropist who built his wealth in railroads and shipping. He was also the patriarch of the Vanderbilt family and one of the richest Americans in history. He provided the initial gift to found Vanderbilt University which is named in his honor. read more

His Parents

Phebe Hand
Phebe Hand
Cornelius Vanderbilt
Cornelius Vanderbilt

His mother is Phebe Hand and his father is Cornelius Vanderbilt.

Awards (2)

Awarded National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2008 , awarded Congressional Gold Medal ,


    Cornelius Vanderbilt had two marriages.

  • Frank Armstrong Crawford Vanderbilt

    Frank Armstrong Crawford Vanderbilt, American Socialite And Philanthropist (1839-1885)

  • Sophia Johnson

    Sophia Johnson, (1795-1868)

    Vanderbilt married with Sophia Johnson (73), in 1813. Cornelius Vanderbilt was 18 and Sophia Johnson was 18 years old. They ended their 55 years marriage in 1868.


He had thirteen children, Mary , Cornelius (82) , Phoebe (64) , Ethelinda (72) , Eliza (71) , William (64) , Emily (73) , Sophia (87) , Maria (69) , Frances (40) , Cornelius (51) , Catherine (45) and George (25) .

Is Cornelius Vanderbilt still alive?

No, he died on 01/04/1877, 143 years ago. He was 82 years old when he died. He died in Manhattan and buried in Moravian Cemetery .

What was Cornelius's zodiac sign?

Cornelius Vanderbilt zodiac sign was gemini.

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When is Cornelius Vanderbilt's next birthday?

Cornelius Vanderbilt was born on the , which was a Tuesday

Cornelius Vanderbilt net worth

He had a net worth of 215 billion dollars.

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