The world’s richest person in every decade
Discover the wealthiest private individual over the years
During the past couple of centuries, only a select few, ranging from Gilded Age industrialists to 21st-century tech billionaires, have amassed enough wealth to be considered the richest person in the world. Starting from the 1810s, we reveal the most moneyed individual in every decade, excluding royalty and heads of state.
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