you’re probably wondering who are the richest people in world history ever? I’m happy to provide you with the answer to that! keep reading!
many people dream of getting rich, or having enough to feed & remove the fear of ever getting poor for several generations to follow! well, the people on this list are not like that, if you were thinking Bill Gates, Warren Buffet or Carlos Slim Helu are rich, you’re sadly mistaking, since they didn’t even make the cut for our top 10!
these are the people that controlled the world, owned continents or changed the course of history & there are lessons to be learned from each of them! I’m only going to take a look at the top 10 richest people that have ever lived! we’ve adjusted their personal net worth for the year 2014 so we know they’re competing on the same ground!
just to top 5 combined have a net worth of over $1.7 Trillion US Dollars & none of our top 10 are still alive! had enough of an intro? let’s get this started!
here are the top 10 richest people in world history ever!
#10. Cornelius Vanderbilt – Net Worth $185 Billion
made his fortune from steamboats, later shipping & became super wealthy by investing in railroads. his net worth reached it’s peak when he was 84.
#9. Henry Ford – Net Worth $199 Billion
the source of his wealth comes from Ford Motor Company being regarded as the man not to invent but to take to the masses the automobile. he reached is peak at the age of 57.
#8. Muammar Gaddafi – Net Worth $200 Billion
the most recent of the figures mention in this top, more popularly known as Colonel Gaddafi, he was the ruler of Lybia for over 4 decades. his wealth was at its peak in the moment of death at 69 years old.
#7. William The Conqueror – Net Worth $229.5 Billion
buildng his wealth by taking over kingdoms & reigning them, William was the first Norman King of England. he ruled for 20 years, his empire being at its peak when he died in 1087.
William The Conqueror
#6. Mir Osman Ali Khan – Net Worth $230 billion
a great lover of gold precious stones, half a billion just those, Mir Osman Ali Khan ruled over Hyderabad & Berar which were later annexed to India. he reached his maximum wealth at the age of 50.
Mir Osman Ali Khan
#5. Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov – Net Worth $300 Billion
the last Tsar of Russia, forced to abdicate by the Bolsheviks & executed by Lenin’s order, he got to be the 5th richest person in history by inheriting his fortunes. his enjoyed his peak at the age of 49.
Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov
#4. Andrew Carnegie – Net Worth $310 Billion
one of the most well known industrialists in the world, made his first money in stock, but the massive amounts were mostly in the steel industry & diversified from there! wealth peaks at the age of 68.
#3. John D. Rockefeller – Net Worth $340 Billion
he is the founder of Standard Oil Company, the company that revolutionized the petroleum industry & also the richest American to ever live. he managed to peak his wealth at the age of 74
John D. Rockefeller
#2. The Rothschild Family – $350 Billion
originally from Germany, the family established a banking dynasty in the 1760′s. their exact wealth combined as a family is not clearly known – some say they are worth in total over 1 trillion alone in assets, but taking into account what is known they are worth at least $350 Billion.
The Rothschild Family
#1. Mansa Musa I – Net Worth $400 Billion
the Malian Empire ruler, the tenth Mansa, also known as the King of Kings is the richest person in history ever! he is on the number one position for being the ruler of the main empire to produce gold & salt, accounting to over 50% of the entire supply in existence. seeing how the price of gold is still going up his net worth taking into account inflation would be over $400 Billion.
Mansa Musa I