WORLD'S FIRST BILLIONAIRE
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Who was the world's first billionaire?
September 29 1916 John D.
Rockefeller's net worth officially surpassed 1 billion dollars becoming the
world's first billionaire.
Born in 1839 John D. Rockefeller left high school in 1855 to study business.
In 1862 he invested in an oil refinery and his
company would soon be known as Standard Oil.
At the time of his passing, if adjusted for the size of
the economy, his net worth would translate to about $200 billion today, placing
today's billionaires well in his shadow.
We'd like to add that he gave away over $500 million
during his life, which would compare to about $5 billion today.
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