Top 10 Richest People In The History


Money has always been a great attraction for people of earth since start and perhaps will be till the end. By far the world has witnessed a lot of kings, rulers and many other people who were said to be the richest of their time. Here is a compiled list of people who have been very rich through out and said to be the richest man ever lived.

  1. Cornelius Vanderbilt – $185 billion


During 1800s, the American History witness Cornelius Vanderbilt who made a golden fortune via building of rail roads and shipping lines. He also established Vanderbilt university, And his family is still much powerful and rich. Cornelius’s wealth reached approximately $185 billion and this made him one of the wealthiest man of American and world’s history.

  1. Henry Ford – $199 billion


Henry Ford, Famous for founding Ford Motor Company was an American automotive engineer and entrepreneur. He has brought automobiles to the masses which he achieved by employing assembly lines means of rapid production, which made the base price lower.  This was a revolution of its kind, and this made Ford a spur in the industry. His highest earnings are recorded at age 57 and he died at the age of 83 in 1947 at a net worth of US$188.1 billion (Inflation adjusted value in 2008 dollars).

    8. Muammar Gaddafi – $200 billion


Muammar Gaddafi, Former ruler of the north African country of Libya, has said to be the 8th wealthiest person of the world by owning a heavy wealth of $200 billion. Most people are familiar of this name because he ruled over Libya for almost 42 years and this ruling period was highly controversial and conflict ridden. His ruling period was finished in 2011 and he was killed by the revolutionaries of Libya.

  1. William the conqueror -$209-$229 billion

William the conqueror

First Noman King of England, William the conqueror wealth estimate is around $209 to $229 billion. William ruled over England from 1066 until 1087. He is said to be the final successful foray leader of England, becoming a crowned head after overthrowing the previous one.

  1. Jacob Fugger – $221 billion

Jacob Fugger

Jacob Fugger was a German banker, merchant and a member of the Fugger banking family of Germany. He owned $221 billion through his merchant and banking activities. He was a renowned textile trader which added quite a handsome amount to his wealth.  Upon his death he left his wealth to his nephew Anton Fugger, his heritage amounted to roughly 2.1 million guilders which are ~7,000 kilograms (~15,432 lbs, or $438M USD) of gold and his remaining property.

  1. Mir Usman Ali Khan – $ 230 Billion


Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam of Hyderabad, India is widely believed to be the wealthiest person on the earth until his death. He had a wide property including own mint, printing his own currency for him. His reserves were said to be around 100m in Gold and 400 m silver. He used to use Jacob diamond as a paperweight, worth 100m. Furthermore his treasures were expanded by gems, pearls. Hundreds of race horses, thousands of uniforms, tons of royal regalia and Rolls Royce are by dozens.

  1. Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov -$300 billion


Known as Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, born in 1868 as Nikolai AlexandrovichRomanov, was the emperor of the Russian Empire from 1894 until the February Revolution of 1917.. His reserves were about $300 Billion during his tenure of rule. He is seen as the wealthiest monarch and head of state in history and further as the wealthiest saint as the Russian Orthodox Church declared him,

  1. Andrew Carnegie – $310 Billion

Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie who originally belonged to Scotland stands 3rd on world’s wealthiest persons list because of his reserves of $310 billion. He founded and steel plant in 1892, in Pittsburgh which after merger with US steel gave huge profit to Andrew Carnegie. The Carnegie was a great humanist and did a lot of donation and social work for schools, universities and libraries.


  1. John D. Rockefeller, $340 billion


John D. Rockefeller’s $340 billion riches still stands today as nearly the wealthiest the world has ever seen. Born in 1839 in New York, he was the co-founder of Standard Oil. He is  not only Recognized as the great revolutionary in energy and petroleum industries, but also as a philanthropist, who founded University of Chicago and Rockefeller University, and donated much of his wealth for educational purposes.

  1. Mansa Musa, $400 billion

Mansa Musa

So here comes the legend, Till now the most wealthiest person world have ever witnessed was Mansa Musa, Emperor of Mali Empire. Musa owned a hugely astonishing wealth of $400 Billion. Musa was a Devout Muslim, who constructed various educational centers and mosques across Africa. He died in 1337. No one till now is even close to the amount of wealth Musa owned.





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