15 Richest People Of All Time And Their Net Worth In Today’s Dollar Value

The history knows a lot of rich people – Augustus Caesar, John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford. These people lived and ruled in different eras. These people were emperors, real estate moguls, fur merchants, medieval aristocrats and car builders. But have you ever thought about who was the richest one? What their net worth would be if a dollar value was put on their fortunes and they were still alive and ruling today? To save you the time, we did all the necessary calculations and are ready to present to you the wealthiest people in history and how much their assets would be worth today.

Augustus Caesar

Net worth: $4,6 trillion

63 BC – 14 AD

Augustus Caesar was arguably the wealthiest man of all time. His personal wealth was worth one-fifth of the empire’s economy while an empire was accounted for between 25% and 30% of the world’s economic produce.

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Jakob Fugger

Net worth: $400-500 billion

1459 – 1525

You might not have heard of him in History class at school but this Italian real-estate mogul reportedly started the Fuggerei – the first affordable housing project in Europe – and was valued at $400-500 billion in today’s money. At the time of his death, his wealth accounted for 2% of Europe’s CGP. 

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Mansa Musa I of Mali

Net worth: $400-415 billion

1280-1337

His wealth was unimaginable. This African king was in control of the region’s gold and salt production.

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John D. Rockefeller

Net worth: $253-400 billion

1835-1937

Who doesn’t know John D. Rockefeller, right? The oil magnate who founded the University of Chicago and hundreds of libraries across the U.S. The Rockefellers still remain one of the wealthiest families in the United States.

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Andrew Carnegie

Net worth: $310-372 billion

1835-1919

Right before he died, this industrialist, business magnate, and philanthropist gave away most of his money to 3,500 public libraries, thus leaving very little to his immediate family.

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Nicholas II of Russia

Net worth: $250-300 billion

1868 – 1918

Unlike his colleague monarchs, the czar loved living the high life and spend wildly. It’s reported that he would spend 24 million rubles in less than a year.

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Mir Osman Ali Khan

Net worth: $210 billion

1886 – 1967

The Nizam of Hyderabad is known to have his own treasury of gold and jewelry.

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Alan Rufus

Net worth: $165 – 195 billion

1040 – 1089

He’s known for inheriting the wealth of William the Conqueror.

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Cornelius Vanderbilt

Net worth: $105 – 215 billion

1794 – 1877

He was the one who managed the construction of New York City’s Grand Central Station.

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Basil II

Net worth: $169 – 200 billion

976 – 1025

He got rich thanks to the lucrative silk industry, and was also renowned for brutally blinding Bulgarian prisoners.

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Henry Ford

Net worth: $62.7 – 200 billion

1863 – 1947

The Ford Motor Company founder, the developer of the idea that each worker is a part (even if a small one) of the process of making something, Henry Ford will always be a legend.

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John Jacob Astor

Net worth: $110 – 168 billion

1763 – 1848

He was the first American multi-millionaire.

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Jeff Bezos

Net worth: $125.8 billion

1964 – present day

Did you know that Jeff Bezos top Bill Gates and is currently considered the richest man in the world? Now you know!

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Bill Gates

Net worth: $96.1 billion

1955 – present day

Best known as the founder of Microsoft Corporation, Bill Gates, along with Warren Buffet, made a pledge to give half of his fortune to philanthropy.

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Jason “Jay” Gould

Net worth: $78.3 billion

1836 – 1892

Used to be one of the most hated men on Wall Street, Gould was blamed for stock fraud and bribery.

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