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Richest People in History

Every year, Forbes released new chart of top richest people of the year.

Here, I am going to give something similar but different list. This is top 10 wealthiest people in human history.

Here, Persian king or Egypt do not listed because their treasures had not been manifested properly before.


Cornelius Vanderbilt

Born in 27 may 1794, Cornelius Vanderbilt was a new Yorker who have huge passion in business since young. His Harlem Railroad brought him to collect more than $167.4 Billion. After his death, the money went under the signature of William Henry Vanderbilt

Alan Rufus

Alan rufus or Alain le Roux or Alan the red was the close friend of William ‘the conqueror’. Before his death in 1093, he won 250,000 acres of land from William that stretches from Yorkshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire to London. In 2007 alone, his family fortune was worth US$162.74 billion. His family is known as the wealthiest family in Britain history

Marcus Licinius Crassus

Marcus Licinius Crassus is a Roman figure who owned and collected more than 200 million sestertii ( Roman Silver coin) before his death and hundreds hectares of lands. His old wealthy keep his fortune from generation to generation and now it is estimated his total fortune remain is $169.8 billion

Henry Ford

Henry Ford lived and worked from 1860-1947. He is the father of Ford Motor Corp and the company is still survived more than 50 years after his death. Forbes estimated that his fortune is worth $188.1 billion

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Andrew William Mellon

Andrew William Mellon began his business at the age of 15 as a big lumber and coalmines owner. He descended mining business from his father since his early age, Mellon is a rich son with rich talent and he has showed that he could keep his father fortune and enlarged it

Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII

Osman Ali Khan received a fortune of his father who was the king of Hyderabad in the early 1900s. Time Magazine featured him as richest figure in 1960s. Today his asset is worth around $210 up to $250 billion.

William Henry Vanderbilt

William Henry Vanderbilt inherited billion fortunes from his father and he managed to expand his father business to Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroads. Today, he owned net worth $ 231.6 billion

Nicholas II

He was so rich so that his face was printed in all Russian Silver coin in 1898. From his power, he collected more wealth and fortune aggressively and now he owns net worth $253.5 billion

Andrew Carnegie

Carnegie Steel Company brought Andrew becomes the 2nd richest man in American History after John D Rockefeller. He started his entrepreneurship in the early age as a messenger boy to the director of Carnegie steel company. His net worth is estimated $298.3 billion in 2007

John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller is likely collecting more dollar than any individual in the face of the planet is. He is the owner of Standard Oil, Exxon Mobil and other countless franchises. John died in 23 May 1937 and inherited estimated $663.4 billion this time.

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