When it comes to wealthiest person in the world most individuals tend to think about Bill Gate. However, the wealth of these 7 super-riches is so huge that Mr. Gate cannot even compete… From African to Europe, discover 7 Most Wealthy People of All Time.
1. KANGA MOUSSA (1280-1337)
Kankou Moussa (Mansa Moussa) is considered as “king of kings” or “Emperor” when it comes to riches. He was the 10th ruler of the powerful West African Empire, Mali. His empire had the largest gold stock of the world.
Even today, it is difficult to quantify or compare any riches to his huge wealth. Some researchers use the term “Infinitely rich” to describe him.
One of the most famous illustrations of Moussa represents him as enthroned on a seat in gold, wearing a golden crown and holding a scepter and a gold coin…
A picture to signify that everything was golden with Moussa: His reign is therefore subject to all fantasies: a grandiose pilgrimage to Mecca, an army of 200,000 men including 40,000 archers, etc. “He had a non-quantifiable wealth”, a good and simple way to say it.
2. Augustus (63 BC -.. AD 14 AD)
Augustus (63 BC – 19 August 14 AD) was the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor, ruling from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD. His wealth has been estimated at 4.6 million billion dollars.
He was the adopted son of Julius Caesar, which made him has an immense wealth from the beginning of his life.
In addition to leading an all-powerful empire producing 25 to 30% of global wealth, Augustus was also the head of a personal fortune equal to 1/5 of that of Rome: 4.6 trillion reported in 2014.
3. Shenzong (1048-1085)
Emperor Shenzong of Song was the sixth emperor of the Chinese Song dynasty, and reigned from 1067 to 1085.
He was powerful, rich, centralizing and good to his citizen. Some say it is to him we owe the foundation of the welfare state of our time today. While Europe was torn in small territorial conquests, China, on the other side of the world, was the most powerful empire producing nearly 30% of the wealth of the world.
It is believed that his empire producing 25 to 30% of global GDP (Gross Domestic Product), making him the third wealthiest man of all time.
4. AKBAR (1542-1605)
Abu’l-Fath Jalal ud-din Muhammad Akbar, popularly known as Akbar I, or just Akbar, was Mughal Emperor from 1556 until his death in 1605.
He was controlling an empire producing 25% of global GDP, making him the most powerful ruler that Asia has ever known. He has transformed his small Indian kingdom empire into the most powerful empire of his time that controlled a quarter of the world wealth of that time.
Today, some historians compared his rule to that of Elizabeth of England, but with more riches.
5. JOSEPH STALIN (1887 – 1953)
Joseph Stalin (18 December 1878 – 5 March 1953) was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953.
He was “communist”, pretending to rule a federation based on a fair system of distribution of wealth but filthy rich. He controlled the production of the USSR…
.. which represented 9.6% of global GDP of his time (which now represents about 7.5 million billion), making him the fifth wealthiest man ever lived on this earth.
6. ANDREW CARNEGIE (1835-1919)
Carnegie is the man who hired Napoleon Hill to interview and analyze over 500 successful men and women, in order to discover the key to their success.
After decades of study those great men, Mr. Hill later published a formula for success that continues to make people wealthy until today.
Born Scottish, made his fortune in railroads, he is considered as the most fortunate American of all time. At his death, his wealth was represents about 2% of the country’s GDP, about $ 372 billion today.
Andrew Carnegie wealth has been estimated at $ 372 billion. He is less popular to the world than John D. Rockefeller but richer.
7. JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER (1839-1937)
John Davison Rockefeller was an American businessman, and co-founder of the Standard Oil Company, an American oil producing, transporting, refining, and marketing company.
He controlled 90% of oil production in the United States during the second half of the nineteenth century. His wealth is estimated at 341 billion dollars.
At his death, he possessed a fortune of $ 1.5 billion, or 2% of the economic output of the country, which corresponds to 341 billion USDs today.