Money has always been considered as a yardstick to measure a person’s success and most of us tend to amass money during our lifetime. There have been people in the history of the world who have been known for their immeasurable wealth and riches.
Here is a list of top 10 world’s wealthiest people of all time:
10. Cornelius Vanderbilt
One of the richest people ever was Cornelius Vanderbilt, the American industrialist who was engaged in shipping and railroads business. He collected a wealth worth $ 185 billion during his lifetime and was also known for his philanthropic activities.
9. Henry Ford
Henry Ford, the leading American industrialist, literally changed the world by manufacturing affordable cars under his world famous brand called Ford Motor Company. He died in 1947 at the age of 83 years and at that time, his net worth equaled $ 199 billion according to the current value.
8. Colonel Muammar Gaddafi
Speaking of the wealthiest people ever, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the ruler of Libya for nearly 40 years, figures next on the list. He started his reign over Libya in 1969 and at the time of his death, the estimated amount of his wealth was around $ 200 billion.
7. William the Conqueror
Next on the list of top 10 richest people of all time is William the Conqueror, who was the first Norman king of England. During the rule of 20 years, from 1066 to 1087, he collected a huge wealth, which would amount to approximately $ 229.5 billion of the present time.
6. Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII
With a wealth reaching an unbelievable $ 236 billion, Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, the last ruler of the erstwhile state of Hyderabad and Berar, makes it this list. His gold collection was worth $ 100 million while that of diamonds amounted to $ 400 million.