The story of Cornelius Vanderbilt (May 27, 1794–January 4, 1877), commonly known as Commodore Vanderbilt, is one of great riches. He was the richest man in America during his life and generally ranks No. 2 or No. 3 on the list of all-time richest Americans, behind John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie. This magnate was born on Staten Island–but where, exactly?
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