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History’s Wealthiest & How Much They Would Be Worth Today

Who has been the wealthiest individual ever? It's difficult to tell, but here are some of the finest estimates based on historian estimates, adjusted to the dollars of today. These wealthiest people of history have more cash than even Bill Gates can dream of, from emperors to moguls to modest merchants. There are people like Mansa Musa I, whose wealth his contemporaries couldn't imagine, who supposedly would throw gold into crowds.

Then there are lesser-known individuals like Jakob Fugger, whose wealth in today's dollars from textile trading would be about $500 billion. See how modern wealthy people compare, like Jeff Bezos, whose truly exceptional wealth is a fraction of that of Augustus Caesar, who owned about 30 percent of the economic output of the whole world. Then there are those with purely speculative riches.

There's King Solomon, for example, who supposedly ever year took 25 tons of gold from the individuals and might have been worth as much as $2 trillion. By contrast, these wealths are enough to create anyone feel like a peasant! Check out on this infographic produced by TitleMax the remainder of these super-wealthy historical figures.

History’s Wealthiest & How Much They Would Be Worth Today #infographic

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