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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The world has a lot of wealthy people who are excelling in their businesses and inspiring others to be like them. These people are not the focus of this article, but the 10 richest men of all time.

10. Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan of the Mongolian Empire lived between 1162 and 1227. He was a military leader. He was said to be generous with his wealth.

According to scholars, Khan never hoarded his wealth.

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9. Jeff Bezos

As at the time this list was compiled in 2014, billionaire businessman Bill Gates was number 9, but Jeff Bezos should take that slot since his net worth is now more than Gates’.

Bezos is the founder of Amazon. The American industrialist was born on January 12, 1964. He has a net worth of $147.4 billion.

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8. Alan Rufus (a.k.a. Alan the Red)

Alan Rufus was the nephew of William the Conqueror. He was said to have joined his uncle in the Norman conquest.

According to Philip Beresford and Bill Rubinstein, Rufus died with £11,000. That would amount to $194 billion in 2014 dollars.

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7. John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller lived between 1839 and 1937.

He began investing in the petroleum industry in 1863 and by 1880 his Standard Oil company controlled 90% of American oil production.

According to his New York Times obituary, Rockefeller was valued at about $1.5 billion. His wealth was equivalent to $341 billion in 2014.

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6. Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie lived between 1835 and 1919, and he was worth $372 billion.

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5. Joseph Stalin Joseph

Stalin lived between 1878 and 1953.

He controlled USSR’s wealth, which had 9.6% of global GDP. Multiple economists nominated him as one of the richest people of all time because it was almost impossible to separate his wealth from the wealth of the Soviet Union.

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4. Akbar I

Akbar I lived between 1542 and 1605. He ruled the India’s Mughal Dynasty, which had 25% of global GDP.

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3. Emperor Shenzong

Emperor Shenzong lived between 1048 and 1085. He ruled the China’s Song Dynasty, which had 25% to 30% of global GDP.

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2. Augustus Caesar

Augustus Caesar lived between 63 BC and 14 AD in Rome. His wealth stood at $4.6 trillion.

He was in charge of an empire that accounted for 25% to 30% of the world’s economic output and at one point, he held personal wealth equivalent to one-fifth of his empire’s economy.

In 2014, that fortune was equivalent to about $4.6 trillion.

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1. Mansa Musa Mansa

Musa, who lived between 1280 and 1337, is the richest man of all time. The 14th century emperor of Mali was richer than anyone could describe.

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