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.
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The 25 Richest People of All Time: