The Wealthiest Americans... Ever

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The informative graphic above provides a detailed look at the billionaire entrepreneurs who shaped this nation into what it is today. Whether that's a good thing or not is subjective, but it's still inspiring to see these men succeed against the odds and achieve the American Dream. (And become filthy rich bastards along the way!)

The Top 5 Wealthiest Americans...Ever

These blasts from the past make Bill Gate's billions look like chump change. For visual reference, he's worth $55 billion. Chump change compared to these old pros.

John D. Rockefeller
Worth $192 Billion

Cornelius Vanderbilt
Worth $143 Billion

John Jacob Astor
Worth $116 Billion

Stephen Girard
Worth $83 Billion

Andrew Carnegie
Worth $83 Billion

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