Who Was The Richest Man In History?

Who is No 1 richest person in the world?

Jeff Bezos2018No.NameSource(s) of wealth1Jeff BezosAmazon2Bill GatesMicrosoft3Warren BuffettBerkshire Hathaway4Bernard ArnaultLVMH6 more rows.

Who was the richest man of all time?

Mansa Musa I of MaliAt an estimated value of $400 billion, Mansa Musa I of Mali is the richest person who ever lived. Born in 1280, Mansa Musa was ruler of the Malian empire, and acquired the most part of his wealth from the production and trade of salt and gold; more than half of the world’s supply at the time in fact.

Was Genghis Khan the richest man ever?

The last ruler of Hyderabad in India, Khan was absolute leader of the princely state from 1911 and 1948, and for a good part of the 20th century he was known as the richest man in the world with an estimated fortune of $2 billion by the early 40s.

Who is richer than Mansa Musa?

Bill Gates. His wealth of $100 billion in 1999 would be worth $144 billion in 2016 dollars. And unlike Mansa Musa, he’d actually be able to spend it! Update: In July 2019, Jeff Bezos reached a net worth of $163 billion.