10 Richest People In History, Together Worth Over $5 Trillion Dollars

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#10 Henry Ford – $210 Billion

Jeff Bezos may be the richest person alive today in 2019, but who were the richest people of all time? Get ready for a fascinating history we have put together of the worlds most successful businessmen and rulers of all time. If you think Bezos and Gates are rich today, wait until you discover just how rich these 10 people were! We have taken each person’s peak net worth and adjusted it to 2019 dollars to give an accurate and comparable representation of the levels of wealth of these extraordinary people.

Together, these industry titans were worth over five trillion dollars at their peak net worths! We believe many times it can be a good idea to take a look at what successful people are doing in order to improve yourself. What better examples to look at as an entrepreneur than the worlds 10 richest people in history to ever walk the face of the earth. As we journey through the past together, we will take a look at just how these rulers and businessmen made their fortunes and what kind of lives they lived. Several of the rulers on our list were captured and killed by enemy forces, while many of the businessmen lived long lives and dedicated much of their fortunes to philanthropy and the betterment of society. One person on our list even had secret foreign bank accounts and cash stashed and hidden all over the world, making him richer than Bill Gates, a fact that was not discovered until after he was killed in 2011. Well, enough with our introduction, let’s get started and find out who these amazing people were!

Henry Ford Info:

  • Rank: #10 Wealthiest Person of All Time
  • Born: July 30, 1863
  • Died: April 7, 1947 – Age: 83
  • Peak Net Worth In 2019 Dollars: $210 Billion Dollars
  • Source of Wealth: Pioneered American automobile industry and assembly line manufacturing process with his Ford Motor Company
  • Children: (1) Edsel Ford

Coming in at #10 on our list is Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motor Company and modern day automobiles. Henry Ford was known as a captain of industry and is credited with the development of the assembly line manufacturing process. Ford was able to advance American manufacturing to new levels of efficiency with his meticulous step by step assembly line process of putting together each automobile. Henry Ford was a great business leader and through his clever business mind was able to amass a great fortune for himself and his family.

While he was alive, for the last 10 years of his life, Ford became the richest person in the world in 1937 after John D. Rockefeller passed away. *It is possible he was the second richest person in the world during these years, as Mir Osman Ali Khan, the #7 richest person ever on our list, was also alive during this time. Automobiles, as we have come to rely on them today, would probably not be the same had it not been for the influence of Henry Ford, a true captain of the automobile industry. Ford was also known for paying his employees more than the competition, helping to fuel economic growth in the United States while he was alive. Henry Ford left the majority of his wealth to the Ford Foundation, which he setup for his family to permanently control.

On the coming pages, we will explore the wealthiest people of all time…Keep reading to find out who they are!

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