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    Default 30 Richest Americans of All-Time (inflation adjusted)

    By Brian Warner on February 16, 2013


    Who is the richest American of all time, inflation adjusted? America is the richest nation in the world. Today, The United States has more millionaires and billionaires than any other nation and we control over 34% of all the wealth on planet Earth. Interestingly, the richest person in the world today is no longer an American ever since Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim overtook Bill Gates with a net worth of $74 billion. Not that it matters much to Gates, who has pledged to give away the majority of his wealth to the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. Furthermore, at the height of his wealth, Bill Gates was much richer that Carlos Slim. During the peak of the dotcom bubble, Gates had a net worth well over $100 billion which made him by far the richest man on earth. But how does Gates compare to the wealthy tycoons who came before him? The Carnegies, the Astors, the Huntingtons… When you take inflation into account, who was the richest American of all time?

    Fun Facts About The 30 Richest Americans Ever:

    1) There are no women on this list.
    2) Only two out of the thirty are alive today.
    3) Many fortunes came from railroads at the turn of the century.
    4) Mining and steel are the next most popular ways to make a fortune.
    5) These men control a combined $2.445 trillion.
    6) The poorest person on this list had net worth of $34 billion.
    7) The #1 person on this list is the richest human being to ever walk the earth.

    The 30 richest Americans of all time:

    #30: James C. Flood – Net Worth $34 Billion
    #29: Peter AB Widener – Net Worth $35 Billion
    #28: Collis Potter Huntington – Net Worth $36 Billion
    #27: George Pullman – Net Worth $37 Billion
    #26: Henry C. Frick – Net Worth $39.3 Billion
    #25: Oliver H Payne – Net Worth $40.4 Billion
    #24: JP Morgan – Net Worth $41.5 Billion
    #23: Henry Huttleston Rogers – Net Worth $42.6 Billion
    #22: Edward Henry Harriman – Net Worth $42.7 Billion
    #21: John I Blair – Net Worth $47 Billion
    #20: Russell Sage – Net Worth $47 Billion
    #19: Moses Taylor – Net Worth $48.1 Billion
    #18: William Weightman – Net Worth $48.1 Billion
    #17: James G. Fair – Net Worth $49.2 Billion
    #16: Andrew W. Mellon – Net Worth $50.5 Billion
    #15: Richard B. Mellon – Net Worth $50.5 Billion
    #14: Henry Ford – Net Worth $54 Billion
    #13: Warren Buffett – Net Worth $64 Billion
    #12: Sam Walton – Net Worth $65 Billion
    #11: Marshall Field – Net Worth $66 Billion
    #10: Stephen Van Rensselaer – Net Worth $68 Billion
    #9: Jay Gould – Net Worth $71 Billion
    #8: Friedrich Weyerhauser – Net Worth $80 Billion
    #7: A.T. Stewart – Net Wort $90 Billion
    #6: Stephen Girard – Net Worth $105 Billion
    #5: John Jacob Astor – Net Worth $121 Billion
    #4: Bill Gates – Net Worth $136 Billion
    #3: Cornelius Vanderbilt – Net Worth $185 Billion
    #2: Andrew Carnegie – Net Worth $310 Billion
    #1: John D. Rockefeller – Net Worth $340 Billion
    http://www.celebritynetworth.com/art...tion-adjusted/

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    from the same website:

    The 25 Richest People of All Time (inflation adjusted)

    #1 Mansa Musa I – Net Worth $400 Billion
    #2 The Rothschild Family – $350 Billion
    #3 John D. Rockefeller – Net Worth $340 Billion
    #4 Andrew Carnegie – Net Worth $310 Billion
    #5 Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov – Net Worth $300 Billion
    #6 Mir Osman Ali Khan – Net Worth $230 billion
    #7 William The Conqueror – Net Worth $229.5 Billion
    #8 Muammar Gaddafi – Net Worth $200 Billion
    #9 Henry Ford – Net Worth $199 Billion
    #10 Cornelius Vanderbilt – Net Worth $185 Billion
    #11 Alan Rufus – $178.65 billion
    #12 Bill Gates – Net Worth $136 Billion
    #13 William de Warenne – Net Worth $147.13 Billion
    #14 John Jacob Astor – Net Worth $121 Billion
    #15 Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl of Arundel – Net Worth $118.6 Billion
    #16 John of Gaunt – Net Worth $110 Billion
    #17 Stephen Girard – Net Worth $105 Billion
    #18 A.T. Stewart – Net Wort $90 Billion
    #19 Henry Duke of Lancaster – Net Worth $85.1 Billion
    #20 Friedrich Weyerhauser – Net Worth $80 Billion
    #21 Jay Gould – Net Worth $71 Billion
    #22 Carlos Slim Helu – Net Worth $68 Billion
    #22 Stephen Van Rensselaer – Net Worth $68 Billion
    #23 Marshall Field – Net Worth $66 Billion
    #24 Sam Walton – Net Worth $65 Billion
    #25 Warren Buffett – Net Worth $64 Billion

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    The old money is still the best.

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    I wish that list said what each guy was rich from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onion View Post
    I wish that list said what each guy was rich from.
    Read #3 and #4 in the "Fun Facts" list. Gives a clue to some of the wealth.

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    Yeah, "some" not all.

    I want details!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onion View Post
    Yeah, "some" not all.

    I want details!!
    I'll bet you none of them were Purchasing Agents
    He's got a heart as big as Tito's f*cking head.

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    I'm, a buyer, not a purchasing agent.

    Up until recently, I thought they were the same, but now I work for a company that has both, lol.

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