I made my own fortune, I'm not under my great great grandfathers shadow anymore.
Vanderbilt was born on May 27, 1794 in Staten Island, NY. Vanderbilt started working with his father at an early age. He quit school at 11 & at age 16 started his ferry buisness. By 23 he earned 10,000 a year.
Young John D. Rockefeller
At age 23 he married his first cousin, which they had 13 kids. Also, Vanderbilt created the railroads that helped with transportation. It started with his mother giving him $100. Now then his networth became about $105–205 billion.
Old John D. Rockefeller
Over the past few decades the money had been passed around & wasted. Then one of Vanderbilts great great- grandaughter who past away this year was a writer, desginer, etc who created her own label. Which her fortune is worth over $200 mil. Currently a man named Anderson Cooper descendant of Vanderbilt is the anchor for CNN.
Rockfeller was born on July 8, 1839, Richford, NY. At 16 he had his first job as a assistant book keeper. By age 20 he went on his own with a buisness partner. He became a commission merchant in selling goods. His first he gained over $450,000.
Made my own business at 20, worth 450,000.Can you relate?
By 1863 he had an oil refinery & in two years it was one the largest in the area. He then got associated with Standard. They started buying out his competitors, being able to make deals with railroads to ship oil. But as well buying pipelines & terminals to ship goods. Net Worth: $24.4 billion
HAHA I RULE!
The family today is worth 3.1 billon dollars. The family's wealth is managed at Rockefeller & CO. Also there is over 150 direct descendants of Rockefeller & his brother William.