The Vanderbilts are one of the oldest and most powerful families in the USA. But it was George, whose love of travel and culture resulted in the architectural gem of Biltmore Estate. Scott McCulloch hears how this rich legacy has spawned growth and diversity
William Amherst Vanderbilt Cecil Jr always knew he would succeed his father, he just didn't know when. What he did know was that he was destined to go one better than the man credited with restoring Biltmore House to its former glory, and doing it profitably.