Just about every week, we read about a tech startup being purchased for hundreds of millions or billions of dollars and some 20-something instantly becoming unimaginably wealthy. This trend got me thinking about the history of wealth and who really are the richest people of all time.
Thankfully, I was able to dig up this interesting infographic from justrichest.com which runs down the top 10 and how much they were actually worth. Quite a few surprises here. I would've guessed 4 or 5 of them, but definitely not #1...
Image credit: Jeremy Schultz via flickr
Labels: history, PopCulture