William the Conqueror (11th century)
Worth hundreds of billions of dollars by today's standards. He pillaged and commanded a huge army.
Mansa Musa I (14th Century)
He considered one of the richest people to ever live. He was the ruler of the West Africa’s Malian Empire.
The Rothschild Family (19th century)
A group of London bankers. Here is a shift where it wasn't just rulers who had amassed huge wealth. This family was worth $350B.
John D. Rockefeller (20th century)
$340B net worth.....wow. The people who controlled oil, controlled the world.
Worth $79B. This dancing guy is richhhhh. The start of the tech world.
He wears T-Shirts, jeans, and hoodies. And yes, he's worth $35B.