Oink! Oink! Vernon Hill

Vernon W. Hill II, the controversial founder of Commerce Bank, is well-known as an entrepreneur, a fabulously successful businessman and the owner of the biggest residence in New Jersey. But he has captured less attention in another role — as a farmer. Because Hill harvests seven cords of wood each year, he is granted "farmland assessment" for the 43 acres that surround his palatial estate (in Moorestown). He pays only $295.98 in property taxes per year on the land around his six-bedroom, 10-bath home off East Main Street. (Gannett, 10/17/07)

Oink! Oink! Vernon Hill