The Wealthiest Man Ever

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John D. Rockefeller’s personal fortune at the time of his death in 1937 was approximately $190 billion (in today’s dollars). That’s $10 billion more than the top three people on the Forbes 2011 World’s Billionaires list: Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu and family ($74 billion), Bill Gates ($56 billion), and Warren Buffett ($50 billion).