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

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7. JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER – $367 BILLION


Widely regarded as the richest American who ever lived, John D. Rockefeller founded the Standard Oil company in 1870 and ended up controlling around 90% of the US oil business. Economist Peter Bernstein estimates that the industrialist-turned-philanthropist had a personal fortune of $367 billion in today’s money.

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