Stephen Van Rensselaer Net Worth $68 Billion
Stephen Van Rensselaer was an American Lieutenant Governor, statesman, land owner, and soldier who’d an inflation-adjusted estimated net worth of $68 billion. His profession as a soldier began when he became a militia major-general in 1801. Rather than continuing to serve in the military, he focused on his political dream. Meanwhile, he was a part of the New York State Assembly from 1789 to 1791, and the New York State Senate from 1791 to 1796. He urged for the building of a canal in the Hudson River to the Great Lakes, and was named to a commission to inquire the route in 1810. On October 13, 1812, Van Rennselaer started an assault on a British position that evolved into the Battle of Queenston Heights. The defeat at Queenston Heights spelled the end to van Rensselaer’s military career, and he resigned his place following the conflict. He’d no more fortune along with his political dream, losing the the gubernatorial election in April 1813 to Tompkins. Stephen Van Rensselaer III was born on November 1, 1764 in NYC, NY, USA. He graduated from Harvard University in 1782. He married twice; first to Margaret Schuyler, who died in 1801, and Cornelia Paterson a year after. He had three sons. He expired on January 26, 1839 at age 74.