Top 5 Richest People In The World
- Category: Luxury
- Created on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 20:19
- Written by Emily Lawrence
Do you know who is the richest man in history? What would come as surprise perhaps is that the richest man of all times is Mansa Musa, less known Afican king from 14th century. Using the average annual inflation rate of 2.199,6%, under which $ 100 million from 1913 today are worth 2.299.63 billion, Celebrity Net Worth made a new list of the richest people in history. Only three of the 25 people on the list are now among the living. See which are the Top 5 richest people of all time!
Richest people in the world
Mansa Musa I
At the time of his death, the king of the Mali empire in West Africa, which was located on the territory of present-day Ghana, Timbaktu and Mali, Mansa Musa had personal wealth estimated at $ 400 billion. His country at that time gave half of the world production of salt and gold, and Musa built mosques that exist till today. Just two generations later, his successors failed to fight the civil war and invaders, which reduced the wealth.
John D. Rockefeller
John D. Rockfeller is the richest American of all time and possessed wealth worth 349 billion dollars. He is also the first American to become a billionaire. He acquired his wealth through the company Standard Oil, which the government later split into several smaller factories. The last 40 years of his life he spent in retirement, using his wealth to establish foundations that had an great impact on medicine, education and scientific researches.
Nicholas II of Russia
Nicholas II was Russian king who ruled between 1894 and 1917, when he was assassinated along with his family. Some of you may know this man as the father of the mysterious princess Anastasia. At the time of his death, the Russian king Nicholas II had $ 900 million, which is the equivalent of today’s $ 300 billion.
According to the latest reports, Gaddafi had hidden treasure worth $ 200 billion. He was captured and killed last year. Gaddafi had 70 billion dollars in foreign banks, also had a private passenger airplane Airbus A340, owns 7,5% of the equity stake in Italian soccer club Juventus and estates in Britain worth one billion dollars.
Henry Ford is the founder of Ford Motor Company, and although he did not invented the car, helped in the development of mass production of cars. He created the first car that ordinary Americans could afford. At the time of his death in 1947, Henry’s fortune was worth $ 199 billion, and his family to this day owns the company that he founded.