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List of wealthiest top 10 historical

figures
John D. Rockefeller
 Name: John D. Rockefeller
 Age at highest earnings: 74
 Age at death: 97 (died May 23,
1937)
 Net worth: ▬ US$318.68
billion
 Original net worth: US$1 billion
(September 29 1916)[2]
 US$900.0 Million (1913–eve of
WWI)[3]
 Origin: United States
 Main source of wealth:
Standard Oil
Andrew Carnegie
 Name: Andrew Carnegie
 Age at highest earnings:
68
 Age at death: 81 (died
August 10, 1918)
 Net worth: ▬ US$309.2
billion
 Original net worth: US$
937 Million (1901)
 Origin: Scotland
 Main source of wealth:
U.S. Steel
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia
 Name: Tsar Nicholas II of
Russia
 Age at highest earnings: 50
 Age at death: 50 (died July 17,
1918)
 Net worth: ▬ US$290.7 billion
 Original net worth: US$ 881
million (1916)
 Origin: Russian Empire
 Main source of wealth:
Monarchy—the Emperor and
Autocrat of the Russian
Empire
William Henry Vanderbilt
 Name: William Henry
Vanderbilt
 Age at highest earnings: 64
 Age at death: 64 (died
December 8, 1885)
 Net worth: ▬ US$240.0 billion
 Original net worth: US$194
Million (1885)
 Origin: United States
 Main source of wealth:
Chicago, Burlington and
Quincy Railroad and other
railway companies
Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII

 Name: Osman Ali Khan
 Age at highest earnings:
50
 Age at death: 80 (died
February 24, 1967)
 Net worth: ▬ US$225.1
billion
 Original net worth:
US$1.4 billion (1937)
 Origin: Hyderabad, India
 Main source of wealth:
Monarchy—Nizam of
Hyderabad
Andrew W. Mellon
 Name: Andrew W. Mellon
 Age at highest earnings:
80
 Age at death: 82 (died
August 27, 1937)
 Net worth: ▬ US$195.7
billion
 Original net worth:
US$1.0 billion (1935)
 Origin: United States
 Main source of wealth:
Gulf Oil and various other
oil companies.
Henry Ford
 Name: Henry Ford
 Age at highest earnings:
57
 Age at death: 83 (died
April 7, 1947)
 Net worth: ▬ US$194.9
billion
 Original net worth:
US$1.0 billion (1920)
 Origin: United States
 Main source of wealth:
Ford Motor Company
Marcus Licinius Crassus

 Name: Marcus Licinius
Crassus
 Age at highest earnings: 62
 Age at death: 62 (died 53 B.C.)
 Net worth: ▬ US$181.3 billion
(100 B.C.)
 Original net worth: 170 million
sesterces[6]
 Origin: Roman Republic
 Main source of wealth: Roman
Fire Brigade (wealth inherited,
as well as earned by
speculating in tenants, mining
corporations, and slave trade).
Alain Le Roux
 Name: Alain Le Roux
 Age at highest earnings:
49
 Age at death: 49 (died
1089)
 Net worth: ▬ US$178.7
billion
 Original net worth:
£11,000 (1089)
 Origin: England
 Main source of wealth:
Monarchy and
investments.
Basileus Basil II
 Name: Basileus Basil II of the
Roman (Byzantine) Empire
 Age at highest earnings: 67
 Age at death: 67 (died
December 15, 1025)
 Net worth: ▬ US$172.5 billion
 Original net worth: 200,000
gold talents (about 5,400,000
kg)
 Origin: Byzantine Empire
 Main source of wealth:
Monarchy—Emperor of the
Byzantine Empire (from the
Macedonian dynasty).