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John D Rockefeller is often considered the richest person in history, taking into account how much he earned.

Born into a poor family in upstate New York, he founded the Standard Oil Company in 1870. At one point he controlled 90 per cent of the oil in the US and had an income that represented 3 per cent of the country’s national economy. He was its first billionaire.

He gave most of his fortune away — $540 million — until he was left with $7 million (that would be about $130 million in today’s money). This, however, was not enough to live like a Rockefeller, so he borrowed more money from his son.

The former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn found out that wealth is relative

The former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn found out that wealth is relative

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Was Rockefeller wealthy? It seems a ludicrous question — of course he

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