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10 Richest People of all time

10. Gengis Khan:

Gengis Khan's wealth was measured in land, and as one of the most successful military leaders of all time this guy had loads of land. He maintained power by sharing the spoils of victory with his generals and soldiers.

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9. Bill Gates:

You might be surprised that Mr Microsoft isn't higher up this list. But hold on, he's still alive and yet he's mixing it with loads of guys who had a lifetime to make their money. He currently has close to $79 billion at his disposal.

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8. Alan Rufus:

This guy was also known as Alan the Red. He was the nephew of William the Conqueror and a man who in today's money had at his finger tips $194 billion.

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8. Alan Rufus:

This guy was also known as Alan the Red. He was the nephew of William the Conqueror and a man who in today's money had at his finger tips $194 billion.

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7. John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller who passed away in 1937 was worth a cool £341 billion.

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6. Andrew Carnegie:

Andrew Carnegie sold his firm to JP Morgan in 1901 and made $480 million. At the time of his death he was worth $372 billion.

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5. Stalin

It's probably not fair to include this guy because he didn't really work for the money in the same way as the entrepreneurs on this list. But he does feature in the top five thanks to complete control of a nation that had 9.6% global GDP whilst he was at the top.

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5. Stalin

It's probably not fair to include this guy because he didn't really work for the money in the same way as the entrepreneurs on this list. But he does feature in the top five thanks to complete control of a nation that had 9.6% global GDP whilst he was at the top.

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4. Akbar I

This guy was another leader who enjoyed the spoils of his nation's wealth. As the leader of India in the 16th century he ruled a nation that had 25% of global GDP.

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3. Song Shenzong

Another ruler, another guy with loads of cash. He was part of the Song Dynasty and ruled his nation at a time when they produced 30% of the globe's GDP.

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2. Cesar Augusto

In today's money Cesar Augusto would be worth $4.6 trillion.

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1. Mansa Musa

Mansa Musa is the wealthiest person to ever step foot on the earth. At the time of his reign, his western African kingdom was the world's biggest producer of gold.

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1. Mansa Musa

Mansa Musa is the wealthiest person to ever step foot on the earth. At the time of his reign, his western African kingdom was the world's biggest producer of gold.

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