A Complete List of the Richest People Throughout History

Fugger’s Legacy

All of the amassed fortunes, as is tradition, stayed in the family. Jakob left his nephew Anton 2,032,652 guilders (German currency prior to the Euro). He is remembered as “Fugger the Rich”.


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The More You Know

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