A Complete List of the Richest People Throughout History

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Andrew Carnegie

By founding the Carnegie Steel Company, Andrew Carnegie sealed his fate as one of the richest men who would ever live. He made about $310 billion by today’s standards, Steel was the first billion-dollar company in the world!

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Carnegie’s Legacy

In the years prior to his death, Carnegie donated a large sum of his $475 million dollars net worth. At his death, he was worth only 30 million. His money accounted for .6% of the US GDP.

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The More You Know

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  • The Guinness brewery supported all of it's employees who chose to fight in WW1. They were paid half of their wages while away, and their jobs were guaranteed upon their return. The brewery also sent them care packages containing chocolate and condensed milk.
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