The American weekly Time magazine has compiled a list of ten of the richest and most influential people of all times and peoples.
Let’s start from last place.
1. According to the magazine Time, rounded out the top 10 richest rulers in the history of one of the most successful military leaders of all time, the founder of the Mongol Empire Genghis Khan (1206 – 1227). The founder and the first Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, which united the disparate Mongol tribes; commander, organized the military campaigns of the Mongols in China, Central Asia, the Caucasus and Eastern Europe.
2. On the ninth line is “the most wealthy people from living people,” Bill Gates. Forbes estimates the net asset value of the company founder Microsoft’s 78.9 billion dollars.
Until June 2008, Bill Gates was head of the company, after leaving the office remained in its non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is one of the champions of the size of the funds transferred to charity: in the period from 1994 to 2010, Gates has invested in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation more than $ 28 billion.
3. In the eighth, Time magazine placed Alain Breton knight Rufus (c. 1040-1089). At the time of his death in 1093, his condition was 11 thousand pounds – about 7% of GDP in England at the time (based on the exchange rate in 2014 – 194 billion dollars). He participated in the Norman conquest of England and was the founder of Richmond Castle.
4. The seventh place was the founder of the American company Standard Oil, John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937), a condition which in 1918 was estimated at $ 1.5 billion, or based on the course of the last year – 341 billion dollars.
John D. Rockefeller and his son in 1915:
5. On the sixth position – “the richest Americans of all time,” the owner of US Steel, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), has a fortune of 372 billion dollars, based on the exchange rate in 2014.
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6. On the fifth line was Joseph Stalin, “which controlled one of the largest economies in the world.” Time notes that even though the wealth of the USSR did not belong to him personally, Stalin was able to manage the Soviet economic power.
7. The fourth place is given to Akbar I the Great (1542 – 1605), padishah Mughal Empire, which accounted for about a quarter of world production. Under his rule, GDP per capita was comparable c indicators of England under Elizabeth I, and the local elite was richer European aristocrats.
Abul Fazl Akbar padishah presents the book “Akbarname.” Thumbnail. “Akbarname” 1596-1597 gg.
8. Closes the three leaders of the richest Chinese Emperor Shen-Tsung (1048 – 1085), in the 11th century to manage one of the most economically powerful states, which produces 30% of world GDP.
9. On the second place of the list – the founder of the Roman Empire, Octavian Augustus (September 23, 63 BC. E., Rome – August 19, 14 BC. E.). During his reign, Octavian has greatly expanded the boundaries of the Roman state, including in its membership a large area on the Rhine and Danube, in Spain, as well as Egypt, Judea and Galatia. According to economists, the status of the emperor was equivalent to about 4.6 trillion US dollars based on the exchange rate in 2014.
10. The rich man’s edition acknowledged ruler of the medieval state of Mali Mansu Musa (1312 – 1337). According to the American College history professor Ferrum Richard Smith, during the reign of Musa state was the largest producer of gold, so his wealth is impossible to calculate precisely.