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African monarch leads 26 richest people of all time
by dayod247 « on: October 19, 2012, 12:57:05 PM »






The richest person in history has been identified as an African.

In a new inflation-adjusted list citing the 25 wealthiest people of all time, ancient African King, Mansa Musa, ruler of the Malian Empire, which covered modern day Ghana, Timbuktu and Mali in West Africa, topped the list.

The list, which spans a period of 1,000 years with a combined fortune of $4.317 trillion, was created by CP-Africa, using the annual 2,199.6% rate of inflation, where $100 million in 1913 is equal to $2.299.63 billion in 2012.

CP-Africa, an African business blog, is Africa's leading online brand for progressive news about Africa.

King Mansa topped the list with a personal net worth of $400 billion at the time of his death in 1331. He is followed by the Rothschild family – the richest people on earth today.

The family’s wealth includes assets in mining, banks, private asset management, mixed farming, wine, and charities totaled at $350 billion.

John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, a company that dominated the oil industry, was ranked third on the list.

An industrialist and philanthropist, he is the richest American to have ever lived, worth $340 billion in today’s USD at the time of his death in 1937.

Familiar names on the list include Microsoft Founder, Bill Gates, ranked in 12th position with a total net worth of $136 billion and American business tycoon, Warren Buffet,  who ranked last in the 26th spot with a net worth of $64 billion.
 
1.    King Mansa Musa - $400b (born 1280)
2.    Rothschild Family - $350b (born 1744)
3.    John D. Rockefeller - $340b (born 1839)
4.    Andrew Carnegie - $310b (born 1835)
5.    Tsar Nicholas II of Russia - $300b (born 1868)
6.    Mir Osman Ali Khan - $236b (born 1886)
7.    William the Conqueror - $229.5b (born 1028)
8.    Muammar Gaddafi - $200b (born 1942)
9.    Henry Ford - $199b (born 1863)
10.    Cornelius Vanderbilt - $185b (born 1794)
11.    Alan Rufus - $178.65b (born 1040)
12.    Bill Gates - $136b (born 1955)
13.    William de Warenne - $146.13b (birth unknown)
14.    John Jacob Astor - $121b (born 1763)
15.    Richard Fitzalan - $118.6 (born 1306)
16.    John of Gaunt - $110b (born 1340)
17.    Stephen Girard - $105b (born 1750)
18.    Alexander Turney Stewart - $90b (born 1803)
19.    Henry Duke of Lancaster - $85.1b (born 1301)
20.    Friedrich Weyerhauser - $80b (born 1834)
21.    Jay Gould - $71b (born 1836)
22.    Carlos Slim - $68b (born 1940)
23.    Stephen Van Rensselaer - $68b (born 1764)
24.    Marshall Field - $66b (born 1834)
25.    Sam Walton - $65b (born 1918)
26.    Warren Buffett - $64b (born 1930)


 

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