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John D. Rockefeller was the wealthy founder of the Internet giant Amazon Jeff Bezos recognized as the richest man in history. To such conclusion the economist Samuel Williamson, estimated the value of the assets entrepreneurs from different eras with their own methods, writes Bloomberg.
Williamson decided to abandon the traditional approach based on inflation — when the human condition from the past multiplied by the ratio of price growth over the past from the time of his life. Instead, he proposed to evaluate its share in the total economy of the country at the moment.
According to this method, the oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller became the first billionaire in 1937, shortly before his death, had a fortune equal to 1.6 percent of the U.S. economy. This means that in the current circumstances he could dispose of 331 billion dollars.
In the second place, Williamson put Stalepromyshlennaja Andrew Carnegie (years of life — 1835-1919). Its current state would be equal to 321 billion dollars. Third place was taken by Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877 years), managed to earn 238 billion dollars by today’s standards for the shipbuilding and Railways. Among other things, he built Grand Central station in new York.
This is followed by Microsoft founder bill gates 213 in billions of dollars, the Roman Consul Crassus Mack, who had suppressed the revolt of Spartacus (210 billion), who lived in the XI century, a cousin of the British king, Alan Redhead (203 billion) and the merchant at the turn of XVIII-XIX centuries, John Jacob Astor (169 billion).
At the same time, the state of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who last year was named the richest man in history is $ 117 billion. The famous investor, head of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett owns “only” 93 billion, said Williamson.
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