The richest Americans in history

A Billion Dollars

The richest has an adjusted wealth of $253 billion!

CNN Money reports the top 10 richest Americans: 

1. John D. Rockefeller, adjusted wealth: $253 billion

2. Cornelius Vanderbild, adjusted wealth: $205 billion

3. John Jacob Astor, adjusted wealth: $138 billion

4. Stephen Girard, adjusted wealth: $120 billion

5. Richard Mellon, adjusted wealth: $103 billion

6. Andrew Carnegie, adjusted wealth: $101 billion

6. Stephen Van Rensselaer, adjusted wealth: $101 billion

8. Alexander Turney Stewart, adjusted wealth: $100 billion

9. Frederick Weyerhäuser, adjusted wealth: $91.2 billion

10. Jay Gould, adjusted wealth: $78.3 billion 

For context, Bill Gates, thought to be the richest living person in the world, is said to be worth $79.3bn.

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