The Richest Person In History

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This ranking of the richest person in the history is based on of interviews with academic economists and historians. To read more about how the order was determined despite the difficulty of comparing wealth across a wide range of time periods and economic systems…

 

10. Genghis Khan

Lived: 1162-1227

Country: Mongolian Empire

Wealth: Lots of land, not much else

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9. Bill Gates

Lived: 1955-present

Country: United States

Wealth: $78.9 billion

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8. Alan Rufus

Lived: 1040–1093

Country: England

Wealth: $194 billion

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7. John D. Rockefeller

Lived: 1839–1937

Country: United States

Wealth: $341 billion

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6. Andrew Carnegie

Lived: 1835–1919

Country: United States

Wealth: $372 billion

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5. Joseph Stalin

Lived: 1878–1953

Country: USSR

Wealth: Complete control of a nation with 9.6% of global GDP

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4. Akbar

Lived: 1542-1605

Country: India

Wealth: Ruled empire with 25% of global GDP

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3. Emperor Shenzong

Lived: 1048-1085

Country: China

Wealth: Ruled empire with 25% to 30% of global GDP

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2. Augustus Caesar

Lived: 63 BC-14 AD

Country: Rome

Wealth: $4.6 trillion

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1. Mansa Musa

Lived: 1280-1337

Country: Mali

Wealth: Richer than any one could describe

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