The richest people in history

We want to remember another 10 examples of the incredible wealth in human history. So who had more money - from John D. Rockefeller or Genghis Khan? The answer to this simple question can be very, very difficult, because these people lived in a completely different financial systems. Throughout the history of human civilization had its own rich men who owned vast fortune. But compare the dollars and sable skins or Central Asian dinars and modern Bitcoins?

This ranking of the richest people in the world based on research by leading economists, historians and financiers, and represents an attempt to comparing the status of various historical persons. Despite the difficulty of such a comparison, this list is more or less exactly the ranks of the wealthiest people in history and demonstrates the degree of their economic impact.

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1. Khan

Lived: 1162-1227.

Country: Mongol Empire.

Wealth: plenty of land, lots of land.

Genghis Khan, undoubtedly one of the most successful military leaders of all time. As the leader of the Mongol Empire, which at its peak stretched from China to Europe, he controlled the largest empire in history. However, despite the great military power, Genghis Khan never hoarded wealth and was very generous ruler. The key to its success is called the fact that he always shared with his commanders and gave them territory, comparable in size to the average European country.

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2. Bill Gates

Lived: 1955 - present.

Country: United States of America.

Wealth: 78.9 billion dollars.

The richest living person, Bill Gates owns the state, which are translated at least once a year. This year, Forbes estimates the net Microsoft founder's capital in the 78.9 billion dollars. This eight billion more than the co-founder of Zara Amancio Ortega, who was listed as the world's second fortune.

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3. Alan Rufus

Lived: 1040-1093.

Country: England.

Wealth: 194 billion dollars.

Nephew of William the Conqueror, Rufus joined his uncle in the Norman Conquest. He died, having a fortune of 11,000 pounds, which in terms of modern money is equal to 194 billion dollars.

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4. John D. Rockefeller, Sr.,

Lived: 1839-1937.

Country: United States of America.

Wealth: 341 billion dollars.

Rockefeller began to invest in the oil industry in 1863, and by 1880 his company Standard Oil controlled 90% of US oil production. As mentioned in the obituary Rockefeller in New York Times, his condition at the time of death was estimated at 1, 5 billion dollars through 1918 federal income tax return.

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5. Andrew Carnegie

Lived: 1835-1919.

Country: United States of America.

The wealth of 372 billion dollars.

Andrew Carnegie is regarded as the richest American of all time. This Scottish immigrant swung the JP Morgan company to the value of 480 million dollars in 1901, which corresponds to approximately a little more than 2, 1% of US GDP.

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6. Joseph Stalin

Lived: 1878-1953.

Country: USSR.

Wealth: full control of the country from 9, 6% of global GDP.

Stalin is a singular figure in modern economic history: a dictator with absolute power, which is also controlled by one of the largest economies in the world. While it is practically impossible to separate the richness of Stalin from the Soviet Union's wealth, the unique combination of economic power and full control over the Soviet Union of Stalin do one of the richest people of all time.

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7. The Great Akbar

Lived: 1542-1605.

Country: India.

Wealth: the empire with 25% of world GDP.

Indian emperor of the Mughal dynasty, Akbar ruled the Empire, which created about one-quarter of global GDP. Belonging to the elite Indian Akbar imposed its own rules of conduct, so the glory of the luxurious life of minion of fortune long survive him.

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8. The Emperor Shenzong

Lived: 1048-1085.

Country: China.

Wealth: Empire from 25 to 30% of world GDP.

China Song Dynasty (960-1279) was one of the most economically powerful empires of all time. According to Professor Ronald A. Edwards, the historian in the field of Chinese economy, China was producing at the time from 25 to 30% of total production at that time. The emperor had a great set of tools for the control of the economy, which is why he went into our rating.

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9. Augustus Caesar

He lived 63 BC. e. - 14 AD. e.

Country Rome.

Wealth: 4, 6 trillion dollars.

Not only Augustus Caesar stood at the head of the empire, which accounted for between 25 and 30% of total production in the world. But he managed to control the wealth equivalent to one-fifth of the total capital of the Roman Empire. Current money, this amount will be equal to 4, 6 trillion dollars.

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10. Mansa Musa

Year: 1280-1337.

Country: Mali.

Wealth: richer than anyone could describe.

Mansa Musa, king of Timbuktu, often referred to as the richest man in history. History professor Richard Smith describes Moses as the kingdom of the largest enterprise in gold production in the world's history. But how rich he was Musa? Many remember his pilgrimage to Mecca when his generous donations caused the economic crisis in Europe, and camel caravans laden with gold up to the top, stretched from horizon to horizon.