The 25 Richest People Who Ever Lived – Adjusted for Inflation

How rich is "Rich"? 

There’s rich. There’s starting quarterback rich. And then there’s founder-of-Facebook rich.

But when you’re talking about the richest person ever, you have to go all the way to Timbuktu in the 14th century. has assembled a list of the 25 richest people who ever lived, adjusted for inflation.

Topping the list is Mansa Musa I, ruler of the Malian Empire until 1337. His net worth of $400 billion was amassed through his empire’s production of more than half of the world’s supply of gold and salt.

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Many of the others on the list will be more familiar. Interesting.

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