In the world we live in currently, you might talk about Bill Gates or Jeff Bezos as the richest people on the Earth. In this article, we have compiled a list of the richest people known to mankind since the beginning of the world.
The Emperor of the Mali Empire in the 13th century, Mansa Musa, is considered to be the richest man in the history of the Earth. His net worth was $400 billion. Mali was rich in producing high quantities of salt and gold and hence he derived his wealth from the same.
Sir Andrew Carnegie was the richest American in hsitory, who further propagated the American steel industry’s expansion in the 18th century. His net worth was $310 billion. He was born in a humble household and the wealth he earned throughout his life was spent entirely by the time he passed away.
Tsar Nicholas II
One of the richest monarchs in history, Tsar Nicholas II stood at a net worth of $300 billion in the 1900s. He was a part of the Russian family that was executed in 1918 just after the Russian Revolution.
William The Conquerer
Popularly known to hijack lands and find treasure, William the Conquerer reigned from 1066 to 1087. His tendency to find loot in odd and new lands led him to a net worth of $ 228 billion in the 10th century.
The starter of the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford passed away in 1947 and during his prime years, developed a great fortune of over $200 billion! He had the money, he had the cars. Isn’t that what a lavish lifestyle is all about?
The ruler of the Byzantanian Empire, Basil II, reigned over for almost 50 years in 9th century BC. He was infamously known as the Bulgar Slayer, and his cruelty knew no ends as he made sure he had many Bulgarians blinded as per his convenience.
Mir Osman Ali Khan
The 7th Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan, was quite famous for being the richest man on Earth, at one point having a net worth of $2 billion. He was also briefly featured on Times Magazine in 1937 as being the richest man on Earth.