Who Is the Richest Person in the World?
Better yet, who is the richest person ever?
Whether or not it’s important to you, money makes the world go round. For those of us who are obsessed with the look, smell, color, even the taste of money, here’s one little tidbit about getting as rich as possible: you’ll still never come close to some of the people on this list.
Sure, we all know the Astors, the Vanderbilts, and the Rockefellers, but they’re long gone. Only four of today’s richest living people are on this list, and they’re not even at the top. Exactly how rich some of these people were at their place and time in history will blow your mind.
Before you start that slideshow below, let me quickly clarify that precisely calculating the worth of the richest person ever isn’t an easy task. Inflation plays a big role in determining how wealthy someone is, as well as the changing prices of commodities across time, not to mention currency, land, inheritance, and more. On this list, we based our findings on historical worth as well as accounts of wealth for those fortunes that could not be accurately determined. There’s also a few Honorable Mentions that you may find interesting.
Bet you’ve never even heard of #1…