In this 21st Century, most of us are well aware of the fact that Bill Gates is the richest man on the planet. His company, Microsoft is one of the biggest tech giant in the world and its success made him that rich. His net worth is approximately $88.9 billion. It is hard to imagine that people who are now just part of our history books were way more richer then the richest planet in the world today. So, today we will discuss “Who were the richest people of all Time?”
He was the Dictator of Libya for 4 decades. He was the one who inspired the role of “General Aladin” played by Sasha Baron Cohen in the movie, “ The Dictator“. He supposedly had $130 billion in real estate and private holdings. With total worth of $200 billion , Muammar Gaddafi was one of the richest people of all times.
Marcus Licinius Crassus
He was a Roman Politician who made his fortune through Slave trade, silver mines & real estate. He also formed the First fire fighting brigade. But instead of putting an end to that fire, he used to negotiate with the owner of the property to sell it while it burned down to the ground. If the owner agreed to his terms then only he sets out the brigade to action. He was also known to enslave architects and builders to reconstruct these burnt out houses. His estimated worth at the time was 200 million sesterces, which can’t be converted or compared dollar but was equivalent to annual Roman treasury’s budget.
According to Time Magazine and Stanford Professor Ian Morris, Augustus’s empire is alleged to control as much as the third of the entire world’s economic output and his personal fortune was fifth of that amount. It roughly accounts to $4.7 trillion and he also had the ownership on the entire country of Egypt.
He is believed to be the richest man ever lived and no actual figure can do justice to what he was worth in his time. He ruled Mali in 14th Century, spanning today what is known as Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Guinea and Mali. His extraordinary fortune came from his gold reserves located in his territory which he distributed throughout Africa.
He once went for a pilgrimage to Mecca from Mali and it became the most popular example of his status around the world. His entourage included hundreds of soldiers, civilians, and slaves, all carrying literally tons of gold. Due to his generous gifts and distribution of gold all over the world created inflation in his empire. He single handedly built schools and urbanized entire cities. He was so rich that no frame of reference can give an exact figure and he was undoubtedly the richest person to ever walk on the earth hands down.
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