1. Alan rufus
Alan Rufus was a relative and companion of William the Conqueror who had an inflation-adjusted net worth of $180 billion. Alan Rufus was born in 1040 and passed away in 1093. He was the 1st Lord of Richmond and accompanied William the Conqueror during the Norman Conquest of England. Rufus was the second son of Euozen Penteur and was given the "Honor of Richmond" by William the Conqueror.
2. John d. Rockeller
John D. Rockefeller was an American business magnate and philanthropist. An accounting clerk by trade, Rockefeller turned a $4,000 investment in a Cleveland oil refinery into the largest fortune in modern human history. At the time of his death in 1937, John D. Rockefeller's net worth was equal to $340 billion after adjusting for inflation and taking into account relative GDP at the time.
3. Andrew Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835, in Dunfermline, Scotland. He grew up in poverty where his parents worked hard labor jobs. Due to the industrial revolution, Carnegie’s parents lost their jobs and they fled Scotland in search of a better life. These times were hard for Andrew Carnegie as he saw his parents suffer financially. Nonetheless, he describes these times as motivating for his desires to be successful.
4. Joseph Stalin
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was born on December 18, 1878 and was a Georgian revolutionary and the ruler of the Soviet Union with a net worth of $6 trillion. Joseph Stalin’s Bolsheviks rule over the Soviet Union was marked by terror. Stalin was born Ioseb Dzhugashvili into a poor family in Georgia in December 1878, only adopting the name Stalin years later.
5. Akbar I.
Abu’l-Fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar (October 1542– 27 October 1605), popularly known as Akbar the Great, was the third Mughal emperor and had a net worth of $25 trillion. Akbar the Great ruled the 16th century Mughal empire, which covered almost all of northern India and Afghanistan. Akbar was born on October 15, 1542 in what is modern-day Pakistan. When he was only 13-years-old, he succeeded his father on the throne.