Today we are sharing some information about the world’s 9 most wealthier people in history. This list belongs to only the early modern to the modern period. These listed individuals are thought to have a net worth of at least 100 billion US dollars.
- Jakob Fugger
In this list, he is on 1st rank with a net worth of 400 Billion USD. He is from Augsburg (modern Germany) country. His life is about 66 years from 1459 to 1525. He is a German merchant, banker, and mining entrepreneur. He expanded his family’s assets across Europe by spreading their operation. At one point he & his family were known as the king of the European copper market.
- John D. Rockefeller
Rockefeller was the first person who reached a nominal personal wealth of US$1 billion (which was nearly US$16 billion in the year of 2018), on 29th September 1916. He had a net worth of 350 Billion USD. He was a US citizen having a lifetime of 97 years from 1839 to 1937. Rockefeller owns Standard Oil Company an also he was the founder of that company. At the time of his death in 1937, he estimated his net worth in the range of US$300 billion to US$400 billion. By the time in adjusted dollars in 2017 using the inflation model, his net worth would be US$300 billion.
- Andrew Carnegie
Carnegie is the founder of the Carnegie Steel Company in the US. His lifetime was about 84 years from 1835 to 1919. Later he sold his company to J.P.Morgan it was for 480 billion US dollars. Morgan merged that company into U.S.Steel. U.S.Steel company held the first rank in world first billion-dollar companies. Carnegie had a net worth of US$450 million. But by the time of Carnegie’s death in 1919 he had donated his most of wealth in charity. He had only 30 billion US dollars left at the end. Later on, real value estimated in the 2000s decade which was about US$75 billion.
- Osman Ali Khan, Asfar Jah VII
In the period of British India, He was the last Nizam of Hyderabad state. He was the wealthiest person in the world during his lifetime, which was of 81 years from 1886 to 1967. His portrait was on the cover page of famous Time Magazine in 1937. He had 100m pounds in Gold & Silver bullion and 400m pound of jewels. That time he had Golconda mines which were the only supplier of diamonds in the world.
- Henry Ford
Ford was from the US. He was an entrepreneur, automotive engineer, and founder of famous Ford Motors Company. He reached a wide market for his company. Ford motor company’s production rose from 18000 cars (in 1909) to over 1 million cars (in 1920). Ford’s company was the most profitable. At the age of 57, he recorded the highest-earning and died at the age of 83 years (1863 to 1947). He had a net worth of 188.1 billion US dollars.
- John Jacob Astor
Astor was an American businessman, opium smuggler, merchant, investor & fur trader. He lived about 85 years from 1763 to 1848. In the year 1801, his wealth was 250,000 US dollars. He became America’s first multi-millionaire by the time of his death in 1848 with the worth of 20 million US dollars.
- Cornelius Vanderbilt
He was an American businessman who lived 83 years from 1794 to 1877. He was the business magnate & philanthropist. He built his wealth by railroads and shipping. He had a net worth of 105 billion US dollars.
- Stephen Girard
He was French but later on, he became an American banker. Before he was the merchant and he owned a fleet of trading ships. He lived 81 years from 1750 to 1831. His total net worth was 105 billion US dollars.
- William Henry Vanderbilt
He was a railroad owner in the US. He doubled his father’s wealth in business. He lived 64 years from 1821 to 1885. His net worth was estimated between $52 billion and $239.
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