Top 10 World’s Richest
10. Muammar Gaddafi (200 Billion USD)
Muhammad Muammar Abu Minyar Gaddafi (1942-2011) also known as Colonel Gaddafi was a revolutionary Libyan leader who ruled Libya from 1969 till 2011. Reports suggest that after his death his wealth was estimated at 200 billion US dollars and he was the richest man in the world before his death.
9. William the Conqueror (229.5 Billion USD)
William I (1028-1087) also known as William the Conqueror and William the Bastard was son of Rollo and the first Norman King of England. His wealth was due to his conquest against Anglo-Saxons; he held lands and riches of these lands and was the richest King of England ever lived. According to sources his wealth stood at around 230 billion US dollars.
8. Mir Osman Ali Khan (230 Billion USD)
His Highness Nawab Sir Mir Osman Ali Khan Siddiqi (1886-1967) was the last ruler of the State of Hyderabad, British India. Mir Osman Ali Khan was declared the richest man alive by Times Magazine in 1937 and remained the richest man in South Asia till his death in 1967. Nawab gave gift of tiara and jewelry made of diamonds to Queen Elizabeth on her marriage. Nawab possessed the most expensive diamonds on earth.
7. Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov (300 Billion USD)
Nikolai II Alexandrovich Romanov or Nicholas II (1868-1918) was the last emperor of Russia. Nicholas known wealth is still incalculable as he owned the vast amount of lands in all over the Russia and his annual income was around 24 million gold roubles. According to sources and surveys his wealth was calculated at about 300 billion US dollars.
6. John D Rockefeller (341 Billion USD)
John D Rockefeller Sr. (1839-1937) was an American Business man and philanthropist. He was also a member of Republican Political Party. John D was in Oil Business and at the time of his peak he controlled the 90 percent of oil industry of the United States of America. John D is considered as the richest American of all time. His wealth was estimated at more than 341 billion US dollars.
5. Andrew Carnegie (372 Billion USD)
Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) was a Scottish-American Industrialist and Philanthropist. Andrew was a steel tycoon. He led the expansion of American steel industry in 19th century and was the wealthiest American of 19th century. He later donated about 65 billion USD in charity. His wealth stood at an estimated amount of 372 Billion US dollars.
4. Akbar I (Incalculable / In Trillion Dollars)
Abu Al-Fath Jalal ud Din Muhammad Akbar (1542-1605) also known as Akbar the Great was the third emperor of Mughal Empire. He ruled sub-continent and owned huge amount of wealth in the form of lands and gold. Akbar’s wealth is incalculable and is estimated in trillion of dollars.
3. Zhao Xu (Incalculable / In Trillion Dollars)
2. Augustus Caesar (Incalculable / 4.6 Trillion USD)
Augustus (63 BC- 14 AD) was the first emperor of the great Roman Empire. Augustus was a roman statesman and a military leader. His wealth is incalculable but some surveys states that his estimated wealth was about 4.63 trillion US dollars.
1. King Mansa Musa ( Wealth Indescribable)
Musa I (1280-1337) or Mansa Musa was the tenth Mansa of Mali Empire, an Islamic West African State. At that time, Mali was the world largest producer of Gold. His wealth was from the production of salt and gold and he had more than half of the world’s supply at that time. Mansa was so rich that TIME magazine stated “There’s really no way to put an accurate number on his wealth”. On his pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324-1325 his caravan had 60,000 men and 12,000 slaves who each had about 1.8 kg of gold on themselves. His caravan had camels each carrying about 100 kg Gold. He donated tons of gold on the way to mecca among poor. Mansa is still considered as the richest man to set foot on earth ever.