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Meet Top 9 Richest Men In The History Of Mankind

| Published on November 21, 2019

1. John Jacob Astor IV

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John Jacob Astor IV was an American businessman, real estate developer, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish–American War, and a prominent member of the Astor family. Astor died in the sinking of RMS Titanic during the early hours of April 15, 1912.

Profession: Businessman

Date of birth: 25 July 1830

Birth Place: New York

Net worth: US$87 million

2. William de Warenne

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William de Warenne, 1st Earl of Surrey, Lord of Lewes, Seigneur de Varennes, was a Norman nobleman who created Earl of Surrey under William II Rufus. He is among the few who are documented as having fought for William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

Profession: Military Leader

Died: 1088

Birth Place: United Kingdoms

Net worth: $147 billion

3. Alan Rufus

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Alan Rufus 1st Lord of Richmond was a Breton nobleman and companion of William the Conqueror during the Norman Conquest of England. William the Conqueror granted Alan Rufus a significant English fief, later known as the Honour of Richmond, in about 1071.

Profession: Nobleman

Died: 1040

Birth Place: New York

Net worth: $180 billion

4. Cornelius Vanderbilt

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Cornelius Vanderbilt was a 19th century, American business owner, magnate as well as a philanthropist who had a net worth equal to $185 billion at the time of his death in 1877. He amassed his riches from railroads and shipping business.

Profession: Businessman

Date of birth: 27 May 1794

Birth Place: New York

Net worth: $185 billion

5. Henry Ford

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Henry Ford was an American industrialist and a business magnate, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.

Profession: Founder Of Fords Motors

Date Of Birth: 30 July 1863

Place Of Birth: America

Net Worth: $200 billion

6. Mir Osman Ali Khan

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Mir Osman Ali Khan was the last Nizam of the princely state of Hyderabad, the largest princely state in British India. He ruled Hyderabad State between 1911 and 1948 until it was annexed by India.

Profession: Ruler

Date of birth: 6 April 1886

Place of Birth: India

Net Worth: $2 billion

7. Nicholas Alexandrovich Romanov

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Nikolai II Alexandrovich Romanov, known in the Russian Orthodox Church as Saint Nicholas the Passion-Bearer, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917.

Profession: Emperor

Date of birth: 18 May 1868

Place of Birth: Russia

Net Worth: $300 billion

8. Andrew Carnegie

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Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist, business magnate, and philanthropist. Carnegie led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century and became one of the richest Americans in history.

Profession: Industrialist

Date of birth: 25 November 1835

Place of Birth: United Kingdom

Net Worth: $372 billion

9. Mansa Musa

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Musa I or Mansa Musa was the tenth Mansa, which translates to “sultan”, “conqueror”, or “emperor”, of the wealthy West African Islamic Mali Empire.

Profession: Emperor

Date of birth: 1280 (estimated)

Place of Birth: Mali

Net Worth: $400 billion

Article source: News18

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