17 Richest Americans Ever (This will Surprise You)

Written by Becca Blond

Today you hear all about the millennial tech billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz, but long before 20-somethings ruled the U.S. economy there were the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts and other old-money families. They were the American version of royalty and their wealth makes Zuckerberg look poor. In fact Bill Gates, considered the world’s wealthiest man, doesn’t even make the list of top 10 richest Americans anymore (although just five years ago he did, but he’s been giving away a lot of his fortune). With net worth adjusted to today’s standards, here are the 10 richest Americans ever.

Source: CNN Money