A Complete List of the Richest People Throughout History

While we’d all like to be rich someday, I bet no one expects to make anything above a million, much less several billions of dollars. Whether it’s George Lucas’ $4.1 billion or Henry Ford’s $144 billion dollar industry, these are the richest people who ever lived. Read on to see who made the most…

Jakob Fugger

The 1500’s German merchant made his money in mining and expanding family assets. The Fugger family, at one point, had a monopolistic hold on copper in Europe. Today, he’d be worth $400 billion.


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The More You Know

  • A German and British aeroplane shot each other down in Norway during WWII. The crew met and helped each other survive. Two of them later visited each other many years after the war was over as friends.
  • When two white-faced capuchin monkeys meet, they say hello by sticking their fingers into each other's noses.
  • Peanuts can be used to make dynamite.
  • Virginia is the only state that has the same state flower and state tree, the Dogwood.
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