The New York Times has an infographic on the wealthiest Americans in history. The fortune of each is adjusted for inflation into 2007 dollars. The rankings are based on wealth as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product. Only two are alive today, and although many were born relatively rich, only one made the list soley by inherited wealth. Link -via Reddit
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Wow, only 3 people who made their fortunes in my lifetime made the list.
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