9 Rich People From The Past Who Can Make Modern Billionaires Feel Poor
3Muammar Gaddafi (1942 – 20 October 2011) Net Worth – $200 billion
A Libyan revolutionary and politician, he was more commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi. His exact date of birth is not known but it is being said that he was born around 1942 or in 1943 while his biographers were of the opinion that it could be pre 1940.
His contribution towards his country
Although Gaddafi was a controversial politician but he contributed significantly in the development of his country as he was behind the construction of the Great man-made river which supplies water even to the remote areas of Libya and as per the experts, it is one of the biggest irrigation projects carried out by the humans.
4William I the Conqueror, (1028 – 9 September 1087), Net Worth- $209–229 billion
William I was the first one to rule England after the Norman invasion and many important developments took place in his reign such as he developed an army and the fleet, united English kingdom came into existence under his reign and he also made the Domesday Book.
In order to secure England, William I ordered the construction of stone forts, castles and mottes while earlier it used to be built of earth and timber. As per an estimate by the historians, his net worth was around $209-229 billion.
5Jakob Fugger, (6 March 1459 – 30 December 1525), Net Worth – $221 billion
Jakob Fugger was one of the richest businessmen and he was also known as Jakob Fugger the Rich. He was a German businessman who used to deal in mining and banking. It is being said that is net worth was around $221 billion and he earned the majority part through the textile trade in Italy and by mining silver and gold in Hungary and Bohemia.
He had remarkable investing skills
As per Greg Steinmetz, the author of The Richest Man Who Ever Lived, Jakob was remarkably talented when it comes to investing. He knew where to invest his money to get maximum return at least risk. He was pretty good at negotiating by exploiting the weakness of the other party.