List of Famous people with last name Vanderbilt

Gloria Vanderbilt

Gloria Laura Vanderbilt
First Name Gloria
Last Name Vanderbilt
Born on February 20, 1924
Died on June 17, 2019 (aged 95)

Gloria Laura Vanderbilt was an American artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress, and socialite. She was a member of the Vanderbilt family of New York and the mother of CNN television anchor Anderson Cooper.

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Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt

First Name Reginald
Born on January 14, 1880
Died on September 4, 1925 (aged 45)

Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt was a member of the Vanderbilt family. He was the father of Gloria Vanderbilt and maternal grandfather of Anderson Cooper. An avid equestrian, Vanderbilt was the founder and president of many equestrian organizations. He gambled away most of his inheritance.

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Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt

First Name Gloria
Last Name Vanderbilt
Born on August 23, 1904
Died on February 13, 1965 (aged 60)

Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt was a Swiss-born American socialite best known as the mother of fashion designer and artist Gloria Vanderbilt and maternal grandmother of television journalist Anderson Cooper. She was a central figure in Vanderbilt vs. Whitney, one of the most sensational American custody trials in the 20th century. Her identical twin sister, Thelma, Viscountess Furness, was the mistress of the future Edward VIII.

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Cornelius Vanderbilt

First Name Cornelius
Last Name Vanderbilt
Born on May 27, 1794
Died on January 4, 1877 (aged 82)

Cornelius Vanderbilt was an American business magnate who built his wealth in railroads and shipping. After working with his father's business, Vanderbilt worked his way into leadership positions in the inland water trade and invested in the rapidly growing railroad industry. Nicknamed "The Commodore", he is known for owning the New York Central Railroad. His biographer T. J. Stiles says, "He vastly improved and expanded the nation's transportation infrastructure, contributing to a transformation of the very geography of the United States. He embraced new technologies and new forms of business organization, and used them to compete....He helped to create the corporate economy that would define the United States into the 21st century."

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William Henry Vanderbilt

First Name William
Last Name Vanderbilt
Born on May 8, 1821
Died on December 8, 1885 (aged 64)

William Henry "Billy" Vanderbilt was an American businessman and philanthropist. He was the eldest son of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, an heir to his fortune and a prominent member of the Vanderbilt family. Vanderbilt became the richest American after he took over his father's fortune in 1877 until his own death in 1885, passing on a substantial part of the fortune to his wife and children, particularly to his sons Cornelius II and William. He inherited nearly $100 million from his father. The fortune had doubled when he died less than nine years later.

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James Vanderbilt

First Name James
Last Name Vanderbilt
Born on November 17, 1975 (age 48)

James Platten Vanderbilt is an American screenwriter and film producer. He is best known for the films Zodiac (2007), White House Down (2013), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) and Murder Mystery (2019).

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Cathleen Vanderbilt

First Name Cathleen
Born on January 23, 1904
Died on January 25, 1944 (aged 40)

Mary Cathleen Vanderbilt Cushing Lowman Arostegui was an American heiress and member of the Vanderbilt family.

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Consuelo Vanderbilt

First Name Consuelo
Last Name Vanderbilt
Born on March 2, 1877
Died on December 6, 1964 (aged 87)

Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan was a member of the prominent American Vanderbilt family. Her first marriage to the ninth Duke of Marlborough has become known as one of the advantageous, but loveless, marriages common during the Gilded Age. The Duke obtained a large dowry by the marriage. Although the teen-age Consuelo was opposed to the marriage arranged by her mother, she became a popular and influential Duchess. For much of the marriage they lived separately and the marriage was finally annulled. She went on to marry a wealthy French aviator and continued her charitable endeavors.

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Frederick William Vanderbilt

First Name Frederick
Last Name Vanderbilt
Born on February 2, 1856
Died on June 29, 1938 (aged 82)

Frederick William Vanderbilt was a member of the American Vanderbilt family. He was a director of the New York Central Railroad for 61 years, and also a director of the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad and of the Chicago and North Western Railroad.

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Grace Vanderbilt

Grace Graham Wilson
First Name Grace
Last Name Vanderbilt
Died on January 7, 1953

Grace Graham Wilson Vanderbilt was an American socialite. She was the wife of Cornelius Vanderbilt III. She was one of the last Vanderbilts to live the luxurious life of the "head of society" that her predecessors such as Alice and Alva Vanderbilt enjoyed.

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