The 25 Richest People Who Ever Lived – Inflation Adjusted

Random Celebrity Article By on October 10, 2013

Who are the richest human beings ever? We've been researching this article for the last week so get ready to have your mind blown by these mega mega billionaires. The 25 people on this list are the wealthiest human beings to ever walk the earth. We started off with roughly 50 people then finalized the top 25 after adjusting for inflation to convert the fortunes into 2013 dollars. For example, the annual rate of inflation change between 1913 and 2013 is 2199.6% so $100 million in 1913 would be equal to $2.299.63 billion in 2013 dollars. We also used the most recent price for an ounce of gold which is roughly $1330 as of October 10, 2013.

In addition to some familiar modern names like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, our list features older magnates like Vanderbilt and Carnegie. We also included lesser known billionaires from history that you may have never even heard of before. We guarantee the #1 person on this list will make your jaw drop.

Fun Facts About The Richest People Who Ever Lived:

  1. 1) These billionaires control a combined $4.317 trillion!
  2. 2) The richest people ever are all men. Sadly No women cracked the top 25.
  3. 3) 14 out of the 25 people are Americans.
  4. 4) Bill Gates is the richest American and the richest person still alive on this list.
  5. 5) Carlos Slim Helu, the former richest person in the world, did not even crack the top 20.

So sit back, get a drool bucket and click the image below to launch the ultimate gallery of the richest people who ever lived, inflation adjusted.

The 25 Richest People of All Time:

  • #1 Mansa Musa I – Net Worth $400 Billion
  • #2 The Rothschild Family – $350 Billion
  • #3 John D. Rockefeller – Net Worth $340 Billion
  • #4 Andrew Carnegie – Net Worth $310 Billion
  • #5 Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov – Net Worth $300 Billion
  • #6 Mir Osman Ali Khan – Net Worth $230 billion
  • #7 William The Conqueror – Net Worth $229.5 Billion
  • #8 Muammar Gaddafi – Net Worth $200 Billion
  • #9 Henry Ford – Net Worth $199 Billion
  • #10 Cornelius Vanderbilt – Net Worth $185 Billion
  • #11 Alan Rufus – $178.65 billion
  • #12 Bill Gates – Net Worth $136 Billion
  • #13 William de Warenne – Net Worth $147.13 Billion
  • #14 John Jacob Astor – Net Worth $121 Billion
  • #15 Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl of Arundel – Net Worth $118.6 Billion
  • #16 John of Gaunt – Net Worth $110 Billion
  • #17 Stephen Girard – Net Worth $105 Billion
  • #18 A.T. Stewart – Net Wort $90 Billion
  • #19 Henry Duke of Lancaster – Net Worth $85.1 Billion
  • #20 Friedrich Weyerhauser – Net Worth $80 Billion
  • #21 Jay Gould – Net Worth $71 Billion
  • #22 Carlos Slim Helu – Net Worth $68 Billion
  • #22 Stephen Van Rensselaer – Net Worth $68 Billion
  • #23 Marshall Field – Net Worth $66 Billion
  • #24 Sam Walton – Net Worth $65 Billion
  • #25 Warren Buffett – Net Worth $64 Billion

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Articles Written by Brian Warner
Prior to launching Celebrity Net Worth, Brian spent seven years as the Managing Editor of one of the largest entertainment portals on the internet. Before that, Brian attended Georgetown University where he double majored in finance and marketing. A native of Northern California, Brian currently resides in Los Angeles. Follow him on Google+.
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