The Wealthiest Historical Figures in Today's Dollars #infographic

The Wealthiest Historical Figures in Today's Dollars #infographic

Who ever was the richest individual? It's hard to say, but here are some of the best estimates based on estimates from historians, adapted to today's dollars. These richest historians have more money than even Bill Gates can dream of, ranging from emperors to moguls to humble traders. There are individuals like Mansa Musa I, whose riches his contemporaries were unable to imagine, who were supposed to throw gold into crowds.

Then there are lesser-known people like Jakob Fugger, whose wealth from textile trading would be around $500 billion in today's dollars. See how contemporary rich individuals compare, like Jeff Bezos, whose genuinely outstanding wealth is a fraction of that of Augustus Caesar, who owned about 30% of the world's economy. Then there are those who have solely speculative wealth.

For example, there is King Solomon who allegedly took 25 tons of gold from the individuals ever year and might have been worth as much as $2 trillion. These wealths, on the other hand, are enough to make anyone feel like a peasant! Check out the rest of these super-rich historical statistics on this infographic generated by TitleMax.

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