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19 people who were far richer than today's wealthiest

Lovemoney Logo By lovemoney staff of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 21: Step aside Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. When it comes to the 20 richest people in history, these massively wealthy tycoons don't even get a look-in. From 19th century American industrialists to the African king who once owned half the world's gold, here are the most moneyed people of all time, as guesstimated by leading economists and historians and adjusted for inflation.

The most wealthy individuals ever

Step aside Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. When it comes to the 20 richest people in history, these massively wealthy tycoons don't even get a look-in. From 19th century American industrialists to the African king who once owned half the world's gold, here are the most moneyed people of all time, as guesstimated by leading economists and historians and adjusted for inflation.

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