If you thought that Bill Gates is the wealthiest person in history, you may be quite wrong. With a net worth of US$72 billion, he is definitely one of the richest people in history. However, there are a few who are no longer alive but easily make it to the list of the wealthiest people ever. While most of them come from Europe and America, there are few countries that may just surprise you.
#10 – J.P. Morgan
John Pierpoint Morgan made quite a fortune with corporate finance and industrial consolidation. He merged two electricity giants to form General Electric and two steel giants to form U.S. Steel Corporation. He passed away in 1913 and his inflation-adjusted net worth is around US $41.5 billion.