Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Infographic: "The Richest People in Human History (Part 1)"

Following up on Saturday's "Goldenballs: Not For Nothing Was Jacob Fugger Known as “Jacob the Rich”:
That "Richest Man..." bit is probably not the case with Mali's Mansa Musa being a strong contender for the title. On Musa's 1324 pilgrimage to Mecca he handed out so much gold he crashed Cairo's gold market.
The thing Fugger had was the influence his money bought.
And the money, of course....
From Visual Capitalist:

Infographic: The Richest People in History
July 2016
"Who Was the Richest Person Who Ever Lived?"
October 2012
The Richest People of All Time