The Richest Person in History


This video discusses the wealthiest people in history and their extravagant lifestyles. The list includes William the Conqueror, Osman Ali Khan, Nicholas Romanov, and John D. Rockefeller.


  • William the Conqueror accumulated a fortune of 228 billion dollars through taxes and conquests. He spent most of his wealth on infrastructure and decorated his structures with gold and silver.
  • Osman Ali Khan was the wealthiest Indian ever lived, accumulating 230 billion dollars by being in charge of the global diamond trade and investing in infrastructure for his citizens. He also had over half a billion in jewels and gifted Queen Elizabeth II diamond jewels for her marriage.
  • Nicholas Romanov, the last Russian emperor, had a bank account worth 300 billion dollars while his citizens were poor and hungry. He sold Alaska to the USA, not knowing how rich in resources it was.
  • John D. Rockefeller, the richest man on the planet in the middle of the 20th century, had a net worth of 400 billion dollars, accumulated through his company Standard Oil, which controlled 90% of the US oil market.

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