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Revealed: The world's richest person in every decade since 1810

Lovemoney Logo By Daniel Coughlin of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 22: During the past couple of centuries, only a select few, ranging from Gilded Age industrialists to 21st-century tech billionaires, have amassed enough wealth to be considered the richest person in the world. Starting from the 1810s, we reveal the most moneyed individual in every decade, excluding royalty and heads of state.

Discover the wealthiest private individual over the years

During the past couple of centuries, only a select few, ranging from Gilded Age industrialists to 21st-century tech billionaires, have amassed enough wealth to be considered the richest person in the world. Starting from the 1810s, we reveal the most moneyed individual in every decade, excluding royalty and heads of state. Click ahead to see them.
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