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Who were history's wealthiest people?

THE WEALTHIEST HISTORICAL FIGURES AND HOW MUCH THEY WOULD BE WORTH IN TODAY'S DOLLARS Emperor/ Monarch Money in Their Day Rumored Educated Guess Monopoly Very Rough Estimate Banking Other Business/ Technology Alive Now Range AUGUSTUS CAESAR 63 BC–14 AD W $4.6 TRILLION 9.2 times the length of this bar •His personal wealth was worth one-fifth of the empire's economy, an empire that accounted for 9300 sesterces per Roman citizen between 25% and 30% of the world's economic output. JAKOB FUGGER 1459–1525 92 million guilders $400-500 BILLION •His wealth accounted for 2% of Europe's GDP at the time of his death. •He created the Fuggerei, the first affordable housing project. MANSA MUSA OF MALI 1280–1337 WJ 9Many tons of pure gold $400-415 BILLION •His wealth was unimaginable to his contemporaries – it's hard to say if it was exaggerated or understated. •He had control of the region's salt and gold production. JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER 1839–1937 *Standard Oil Company 9$1.4 billion $253-400 BILLION • He founded the University of Chicago and hundreds of libraries across the U.S. The Rockefellers are still one of the wealthiest families in the U.S. today. ANDREW CARNEGIE 1835–1919 *Carnegie Steel Company 9$475 million $310-372 BILLION •At one point, Carnegie's hundreds of millions accounted for 0.60% of the U.S. GDP. •He left very little to his family when he died, choosing instead to invest in libraries and universities. NICHOLAS II OF RUSSIA_ 1868–1918 W 312.5-17.5 million rubles of personal $250-300 BILLION wealth, plus annual income •His wealth is very speculative. •The czar was almost penniless by the end of the year, but he got an annual income of 24 million rubles. OSMAN ALI KHAN, ASAF JAH VII 1886–1967 V ORoughly $2 bllion, crown jewels $210 BILLION •He was the nizam of Hyderabad, with his own mint and a massive private treasury of gold and jewels. ALAN RUFUS 1040–93 W Э11,000 рошnds $165-195 BILLION •He inherited the wealth of William the Conqueror. CORNELIUS VANDERBILT 1794–1877 *New York Central Railroad O$100-150 million $105-215 BILLION •He directed the construction of New York City's Grand Central Station. BASIL I| 976–1025 W 9300,000 pounds of gold $169-200 BILLION •He flourished due to the lucrative silk industry but was known for his cruelty in blinding Bulgarian prisoners. HENRY FORD 1863–1947 *Ford Motor Company 001$e million $67.2-200 BILLION • Ford more than doubled the typical wage to $5 a day. •He was famously anti-Semitic. JOHN JACOB ASTOR 1763–1848 | *Fur Trading 9$20 million $110-168 BILLION •He was the first multi-millionaire in the U.S. JEFF BEZOS 1964–Present *Amazon $125.8 BILLION •The Amazon founder is currently the richest man in the world. STEPHEN GIRARD 1750–1831 O 9$7.5 million $105-120 BILLION •He personally saved the U.S. from financial collapse during the War of 1812. •He never had children, and he gave away most of his wealth. BILL GATES 1955–Present Microsoft $96.1 BILLION •Gates and Warren Buffet founded The Giving Pledge, a promise that they will give at least half of their wealth to philanthropy. JASON “JAY" GOULD 1836–92 *Railroads and Real Estate O$100 $78.3 BILLION million •One of the most hated men of Wall Street, Gould was accused ofbribery and stock fraud. OTHER POTENTIAL TRILLIONAIRES FROM HISTORY ? EMPEROR SHENZONG OF SONG 1048–85 W GENGHIS KHAN KING SOLOMON OF ISRAEL 1162–1227 V 970–31 BC 925-30% of global GDP |Ə12 million square miles OEvery year, he was said to have • His “New Policies" were aimed at improving the lives of peasants, a forerunner of the welfare state. of land • He had a lot of land and spoils, but it's hard to say how much personal wealth he had. taken 666 talents (25 tons) of gold in taxes. • While historians are unclear about whether or not the figure existed, the wealth he amassed could've reached as much as $2 trillion in today's dollars. 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Who were history's wealthiest people?

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There's rich, and then there's Mansa Musa of Mali rich. Wealth is extremely relative, but historical experts have given their estimates of how much these richest people would make in today's dollars. ...

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