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

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11. JAKOB FUGGER – $277 BILLION

Fittingly dubbed ‘Jakob the Rich’, this banker, merchant and mining pioneer was Europe’s richest man during the early 16th century. His enormous wealth enabled him to influence the politics of the time, funding the rise of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, as well as bankrolling the Spanish King Charles V.

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