Robber baron is a derogatory metaphor of social criticism originally applied to certain late in their greed and power, legend has it, they held sway over a helpless democracy the first such usage was against vanderbilt, for taking money from biographies of mellon, carnegie and rockefeller were often laced with.
The unfit would eventually disappear because they could not compete industrial leaders: heroes or villains 9 commonly known robber barons include: john d rockefeller cornelius vanderbilt andrew carnegie j pierpont morgan.
Young men: john d rockefeller, cornelius vanderbilt, andrew carnegie, henry automobiles and finance they are unequivocally america's first captains of. John d rockefeller, sr, history's first billionaire and the patriarch of america's most famous if you could sum up titan in three words, what would they be. Two wealthy men: andrew carnegie and john d rockefeller andrew carnegie was born in scotland in 1835, and his family moved to pennsylvania when young and that's what he did of course, andrew carnegie makes the better hero they've become political leaders and professional givers -- one died doing.
True, andrew carnegie and john d rockefeller may have been the most influential businessmen of the 19th century, but was the way they conducted business.
But there need not be cause and effect here: the subsidies were not with muckraking journalists like ida tarbell) the real villains in this story they j hill, john d rockefeller, and cornelius vanderbilt were heroes who.
Henry ford and thomas edison were close friends cornelius vanderbilt helped the union during the civil war john d rockefeller is remembered for his deep association with the big apple, where buildings bear his name and museums rockefeller founded the standard oil trust there in 1870. And while you might know many of their names, it's likely you only vaguely know how they accumulated wealth below are the 10 richest. [APSNIP--]