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Rank Name Wealth in Billions (USD) Country of origin Source of Fortune
1. John D. Rockefeller 318.3 United States Standard Oil
2. Andrew Carnegie 298.3 Scotland Carnegie Steel Company
3. Nicholas II 253.5 Russia House of Romanov
4. William Henry Vanderbilt 231.6 United States Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
5. Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII 210.8 Hyderabad Monarchy
6. Andrew W. Mellon 188.8 United States Gulf Oil
7. Henry Ford 188.1 United States Ford Motor Company
8. Marcus Licinius Crassus 169.8 Roman Republic Roman Senate
9. Basil II 169.4 Byzantine Empire Monarchy
10. Cornelius Vanderbilt 167.4 United States New York and Harlem Railroad
11. Alanus Rufus 166.9 England Investments
12. Amenophis III 155.2 Ancient Egypt Pharaoh
13. William de Warenne, 1st Earl of Surrey 153.6 England Earl of Surrey
14. William II 151.7 England Monarchy
15. Elizabeth I 142.9 England House of Tudor
16. John D. Rockefeller Jr. 141.4 United States Standard Oil
17. Sam Walton 128 United States Wal-Mart
18. John Jacob Astor 115 Germany American Fur Company
19. Odo of Bayeux 110.2 England Monarchy
20. Stephen Girard 99.5 France First Bank of the United States
21. Cleopatra 95.8 Ancient Egypt Ptolemaic Inheritance
22. Stephen Van Rensselaer III 88.8 United States Rensselaerwyck Estate
23. Richard B. Mellon 86.3 United States Gulf Oil
24. Alexander Turney Stewart 84.7 Ireland Long Island Rail Road
25. William Backhouse Jr. 84.7 United States Inheritance
26. Don Simon Iturbi Patino 81.2 Bolivia Huanuni tin mine
27. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah 80.7 Brunei Kral
28. Frederick Weyerhaeuser 80.4 Germany Weyerhaeuser Corporation
29. Moses Taylor 79.3 United States Citibank
30. Vincent Astor 73.9 United States Inheritance
Source: Wikipedia

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