How Did Cornelius Vanderbilt Spend His Money?

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Cornelius Vanderbilt spend a lot of his money buying stock in the Erie Railway. He also donated $1 million dollars to the now Vanderbilt University and $50,000 dollars on a church. When he died in 1877 he was wroth $100 million dollars.
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Cornelius Vanderbilt mainly spent his money on philanthropic ventures.
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Cornelius Vanderbilt was an American steamship and railroad builder. He was a man of boundless energy, and his acute business sense enabled him to outmaneuver his rivals. He left
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Holland McTyeire, convinced Vanderbilt to endow what would become Vanderbilt University, named in his honor. Vanderbilt gave $1 million, the largest charitable gift in American history
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