How Did Cornelius Vanderbilt Treat His Employees?

According to reports, Cornelius Vanderbilt mistreated his staff by paying them very little and providing them with substandard working conditions. His contemporaries thought of Vanderbilt as a cunning individual who didn’t spend enough time thinking about how other people saw him.

Business tycoon Vanderbilt made his fortune in shipping and railroads during the 19th century. He was a philanthropist and self-made millionaire who was well-known for his gruff demeanour.

One of the wealthiest people in American history, Vanderbilt built the Vanderbilt University. His total assets were worth $105 million at the time of his death in 1877, or roughly 1/87 of the US GDP.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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