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Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Nicholas II Among Top Five Richest People of the Past Millennium
Topic: Nicholas II

 

The portal Celebrity Net Worth has compiled a list of the top 25 richest individuals of the past 1000 years. Russian Emperor Nicholas II came in fifth, according to the experts calculations. His net worth was estimated at 300 billion US dollars taking into account inflation.

Although the list spans 1000 years, some aspects of wealth appear consistent throughout history; there are no women on the list, only three members are alive today, and 14 of the top 25 are American.

The list uses the annual 2199.6 per cent rate of inflation to adjust historic fortunes into 2012 dollars – a formula that means $100 million in 1913 would be equal to $2.299.63 billion today.

© Celebrity NetWorth. 17 October, 2012



Posted by Paul Gilbert at 7:58 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 17 October 2012 8:10 PM EDT
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