Who were the Richest People in History?


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Who were the Richest People in History?



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Ever since you had communities, you have had wealthy people who stand out above all others. At first prosperity was measured mostly in land and the amount of livestock you had.
But then as society developed, precious metals such as gold and silver became the popular way to gauge how wealthy a person really was.
Then with the widespread use of coins beginning in the 5th Century BC, business and trade really took off. Therefore, immense wealth could be both acquired and determined by how much money you possessed.
History is therefore full of interesting and ambitious people who have accumulated great fortunes in their own lifetime.

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  1. But mustapha wealth was said to be immeasurable and certain historians also claimed that he could actually crash certain nations economy then how was j.d rockfeller the richest man in history

  2. There is a very ironic legend that Rocefeller recived all the necessary oil processing knowledge from Polish inventor and philanthropist Ignacy Łukasiewicz(founder of the first oil mine in the world) for free because Ignacy didn't wanted to create monopoly and wanted to help society.

  3. Caesar was never emperor, never lived in the Roman Empire. Augustus was the first emperor, worth around $4.6 Trillion in modern money. Disappointed you didn’t mention him, widely regarded as the richest man with no near competitor.

  4. Ceasar was not the first emperor, he was killed before he could do so because his rivials were scared that he might gain too much power and disolve the senate . The first one was Augustus

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