9 Rich People From The Past Who Can Make Modern Billionaires Feel Poor
6Mir Osman Ali Khan, (6 April 1886 – 24 February 1967) Net Worth – $230 Billion
Mir Osman Ali Khan is not as famous as the other rich people of the past but he was definitely one of the richest people of all time. In the year 1937, Mir Osman Ali Khan was ranked at fifth spot in the list of the richest man and the richest Indian ever.
Nizam of Hyderabad
He was the ruler of Hyderabad and was addressed as Nizam of Hyderabad. He ruled for nearly 37 years and focused on promoting education and developing infrastructure of his kingdom. It was during his reign that electricity was introduced in Hyderabad and development of roads, railroads and airways also took place.
7Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919), Net worth – $310 Billion
Born in a very poor family in Scotland, Andrew Carnegie shifted to USA in 1848 when he was just 12 years of age. He started working as a telegrapher and within a few years, he started making investments in bridges, railroads, etc. He collected a lot of wealth while working as a bond salesman and then he founded his own steel company known as Carnegie Steel which he sold to JP Morgan for around $303,450,000.
Andrew become the richest American for many years after selling Carnegie Steel which was later known as US Steel. He was one of the biggest philanthropists as it is being said that he had donated 90% of his fortune and always focused on libraries, education and scientific research.
8John Rockefeller (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) Net Worth – $ 340 Billion
John Rockefeller is known as the wealthiest American till date and the richest person in modern history. In the year 1870, he set up his Standard Oil company which he managed till the year 1897 as he was the biggest shareholder.
A popular philanthropist
John was a very popular philanthropist as he founded two universities – University of Chicago and Rockefeller University. He also supported many organizations which were connected with Church. He contributed significantly in the field of medical research and his foundation carried out many good projects.
9Comparison between Mansa Musa and Bill Gates
Mansa Musa (c. 1280 – c. 1337) was also known as Musa I and he was the ruler of Mali. It is being said that during his rule, Mali was the largest producer of gold and he can easily be called as the richest man of the world as his net worth has been estimated around $400 billion. If we compare Mansa Musa with Bill Gates ($96.5 billion) then we will find that the latter is almost four times poorer than the former. Bill Gates is the owner of Microsoft and he was the richest man of the world for most of the years of his life but nowadays he is on second spot after Jeff Bezoz, founder of Amazon.