Bill Gates, this name is known to almost every individual across the globe. From young children to the old men – everyone is aware that this name is of the richest man on the globe.
According to the Forbes list of 2017, Bill gates holds the position of being the richest man in the world for the 4th consecutive year, followed by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and Warren Buffet, the business tycoon and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.
Yet there are people who are as rich or richer that these names, who have never appeared on any list of billionaires. We would like you to have a peep into the probable wealth’s of these people and their road leading to it.
Vladmir Putin –
Putin holds the 1st position in the Forbes list for the world’s most powerful people. Born to a working family, his rise to the top was not easy. He spent years working for Russian intelligence before getting into politics and becoming the country’s leader.As per the International Business Times, his net worth has been widely speculated.His net worth is even tagged as $200 billion dollars taking into consideration his investments and shares in companies.
Kim Jong-un –
Another powerful leader, of North Korea, is said to have assumed the powers of his father after his death in 2011. He likes to spend a luxurious life and loves spending money on liquor, designer cigarettes, resorts, cars, yatchs, palaces and even private cinema.
Muammar Gaddafi –
Born to a nomadic Bedouin parents, and not having received thorough education, apart from his military training and learning to read the Kuran, he developed a political theory, later outlined it in his book The Green Book. Reports say his hidden riches would easily make him one of the richest man in history.
The Rothschilds –
The motto of this family is Concordia, Integritas, Industria ( Harmony, Integrity , Industry). They own industries in a no of varied sectors. They were pioneers in providing capital for infrastructure projects. Because of their low profile and private business activities the family captures the imagination of financial historians and conspiracy theorists.
The house of Saud
The Al Saud family are rulers of Saudi Arabia since the 18th century with complete control over the oil reserves. The family is names as one of the richest in the world every year even though there have been rumours of their fall.
John D Rockefeller –
Andrew Carnegie –
Born in a poor family in Scotland, Andrew made his wealth in the steel industry in the US. He also gave away almost 90% of his earnings into charity.He claimed – “ The man who dies rich dies disgraced”
Cornelius Vanderbilt –
Son of a farmer and boatman, Cornelius quit studies at 11 and started working at a waterfront. He made money in steamships before exploring into railroads, his main source of income.
Augustus Caesar –
The first Roman emperor, adopted son of Julius Caesar, had control over 20% of the empire’s economy which is equivalent to @4.63 trillion as on date. At a point he owned Egypt, though it did not last long.
Mansa Musa –
The ruler of the Malian empire was the richest human being in history. His empire covered Ghana, Timbuktu, and Mali in West Africa. He made money from salt and gold.
Such is the wealth of these people, unheard of. Unbelievable though it may sound…