Cornelius Vanderbilt left school at just 11 years old with very little education or prospects. By the time of his death, he was not just one of the richest men in the world, but one of the richest in history.
This rags to riches story of Cornelius Vanderbilt looks at the epic life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, the original magnate. However, the history of Cornelius Vanderbilt includes plenty of controversies, from using brutal tactics to crush his competitors, to helping to start a war in Nicaragua.
Cornelius was hated or feared by most people he met, and the story of Vanderbilt's life is an epic tale of wealth and power.
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