Gilded Age People

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  • Cornelius Vanderbilt

    Cornelius Vanderbilt
    An American business tycoon who built his wealth in railroads and shipping. a self-made multi-millionaire who became one of the wealthiest men.
  • Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie
    He led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry, and became one of the most important philanthropists of his era.
  • J.P. Morgan

    J.P. Morgan
    An American financier and banker He co-founded the banking firm that became J.P. Morgan & Co., and he established himself as a power player in the country's railroad industry.
  • John D. Rockefeller

    John D. Rockefeller
    Founded the Standard Oil Company becoming one of the world's wealthiest men and a major philanthropist. The Standard Oil Company became the first major U.S. trust and had a monopoly over the other oil businesses.Rockefeller was accused of high pricing and colluding with railroads to eliminate his competitors to gain a monopoly in the industry.