Top 15 World’s Richest People Of All Time – Bill Gates Is Not Even On The List

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14. CORNELIUS VANDERBILT – $202 BILLION

Born in 1794 to a struggling family in Staten Island, Vanderbilt went from rags to riches during his lifetime, building up a colossal fortune in the railroad and shipping industries, and giving much of it away later on in life. At his peak, Vanderbilt is thought to have been worth $202 billion in today’s money.

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