The Daily Caller

The Daily Caller
Photo: AP Photo: AP  

10 RICHEST People in World History [SLIDESHOW]

Bill Gates is the wealthiest man alive today, but he doesn’t even crack the top 10 of wealthiest people in world history.

At least not according to CelebrityNetWorth.com, which took a stab at the gargantuan (and honestly impossible) task in 2012 of putting together a list of the richest people ever to walk the planet. They calculated the wealth of each figure in 2012 dollars. Check out who made the cut.

Click an image below for larger version.