Jeff Bezos’s Net Worth Just Broke $100 Billion


Cmon. Richest in history? Give me a break. In the short history of the US maybe. But even then how much were ther robber barons worth back in the days? They seem to wield much more power than Bezos today.


Well, we have this thing called a government now that likes to overreach…



  1. Alan Rufus (1040 – 1089)
    Net Worth: $155 Billion

  2. Henry Ford (1863 – 1947)
    Net Worth: $188 billion

  3. Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII (1886 – 1967)
    Net Worth: $225 billion

  4. William Henry Vanderbilt (1821 – 1885)
    Net Worth: $239 billion

  5. Andrew Carnegie (1835 – 1919)
    Net Worth: $243 Billion

  6. Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (1868 – 1918)
    Net Worth: $253 billion

  7. Jacob Fugger (1459 – 1525)
    Net Worth: $277 Billion

  8. John D. Rockefeller (1839 – 1937)
    Net Worth: $374 Billion

  9. Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777 – 1836)
    Net Worth: $450 Billion

  10. Marcus Licinius Crassus (115 BC – 53 BC)
    Net Worth: $2 Trillion

In the 70’s, when the Vanderbilt family got reunited, there wasn’t a millionaire among them because all their wealth was accumulated in Real Estate, and lavish parties and never prepared for the future.

Whereas the Rothschild were prepared to face the system when the federal reserve was created and taxes started to eat anybody’s wealth. They found out about compound interests and life insurance


I was wondering how much Rothschild had. Bezos bas a lot of catching up to do.


That old rich money is inflation adjusted. Problem is that old money couldn’t buy modern medicine technologies or comforts… Basically meant you could have lots of servants but still die young due to no penicillin…
the Czars had hundred of thousands of serfs


Good point. I’d rather be a run of the mill millionaire today than king of France in 1300.


But, until 2013, MacKenzie still drove their four kids to school and then dropped Jeff off at work in their Honda. Family friend Danny Hillis told Vogue that the Bezos’ “are such a normal, close-knit family, it’s almost abnormal.”


When it comes to educating their four kids, MacKenzie told Vogue the couple has tried a range of strategies, including, “off-season travel, kitchen-science experiments, chicken incubation, Mandarin lessons, the Singapore math program, and lots of clubs and sports with other neighborhood kids.”

What is Singapore math program?


Americans are so rich that most live better than mid evil kings…


William Henry Vanderbilt (1821 – 1885)
Net Worth: $239 billion

Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777 – 1836)
Net Worth: $450 Billion

It was the Rothschild’s idea to create the federal reserve. They had the upper hand when it came to prepare their numerous family when the taxation started to eat up those with real estate. They, same as the Rockefellers and Kennedys have taught their kids to use the banking system, including the use of life insurance.

The Vanderbuilts on the other hand were partying and having so much real estate. They didn’t educate the kids as the Rothschilds to leverage their money. In the 70’s or so, when there was one of the family reunion, most if not anybody was a millionaire.



Is he worth $200b now?
He could solve the whole housing mess by himself.


Back when his net worth was $70B, there was a group demanding he fund local stuff like public transit, housing for homeless, etc. It would have bankrupted him in less than 5 years. That math didn’t stop them from demanding it. They also couldn’t answer how they’d fund it once Bezos was broke.


That’s great.

I wish Amazon would do corporate match though.


What housing mess? If you mean the homeless, that could be solved by shipping everyone to detroit. Which also might solve their housing “mess” ie the houses falling apart if someone was there to keep them up.


Next thing: they’d ask bezos to fund california pensions :slight_smile:


No kidding.

Just goes to show that no one wants to take responsibility for their own messes.


Of course not, we are not animals, we are humans, everybody deserved to live a life of their choices.