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Posted: 7/19/2008 8:02:33 PM EDT
Wealthiest People - Past and Present

Wow. Just wow.

American industrialists and the English monarchy are well represented.

BTW, Bill Gates is #20.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 8:03:46 PM EDT
Add me to the list after I get my bills paid off.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 8:04:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SWS:
BTW, Bill Gates is #20.

Pre income tax.

Link Posted: 7/19/2008 8:04:28 PM EDT
and to think bill gates was making thousands by age 13
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 8:14:35 PM EDT
i see AMWAY made the list.

Link Posted: 7/19/2008 8:22:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2008 8:22:13 PM EDT by Zakk_Wylde_470]
Andrew Carnegie and Andrew Mellon are in the top 10.

Pittsburgh FTW
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 8:35:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2008 8:39:10 PM EDT by omega62]
Not surprising to see the Astors on there.

Read a very interesting book about John Jacob and William Waldorf Astor, "When The Astors Ruled New York." Excellent read.

BTW: If you are interested in captains of industry, go to my "Stranahan Manor" thread to learn about the CEO of Champion Spark Plug, Robert Stranahan. (It's in team, so the link might not work for non-team members).

Stranahan Manor
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 9:30:54 PM EDT
Ugh, it pains me to see royalty listed on there...that hardly counts given they got their wealth by taxation.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 10:10:45 PM EDT
Where is Croesus?
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 2:53:27 AM EDT
Good to see Samuel Colt on there.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 3:13:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2008 3:17:42 AM EDT by glklvr]
64.5% are from the United States.

In less than 150 years, the US has produced almost 2/3rds of the wealthiest people in history.

[austinpowers]yeaaaaa capitalism![/austinpowers]
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 3:16:52 AM EDT
Anyone know Hieloe's real name?

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