Who was the richest person of all time? It’s hard to say, but here are some best guesses based on historian estimates, adjusted to today’s dollars. From emperors to moguls to humble merchants, these wealthiest people of history have more money than even Bill Gates can dream of. There are people like Mansa Musa I, whose wealth was unimaginable by his contemporaries, who allegedly would toss gold to crowds. Then, there are lesser-known people like Jakob Fugger, whose wealth from textile trading would be equivalent to roughly $500 billion in today’s dollars. See how modern wealthy people compare, like Jeff Bezos, whose truly outstanding wealth is a fraction of that of Augustus Caesar, who personally owned about 30% of the whole world’s economic output. Then, there are those whose wealth is purely speculative. For instance, there’s King Solomon, who allegedly took 25 tons of gold from the people ever year, and may have been worth as much as $2 trillion. These riches are enough to make anyone feel like a peasant by comparison! Check out the rest of these super-wealthy historical figures on this infographic that was created by TitleMax.
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