William The Conqueror Was Richer Than Elon Musk And Jeff Bezos?
Forget about the tech titans. The richest man to have ever walked the Earth was ruthless, extremely powerful, and far from someone we’d expect. He was also, believe it or not, entirely illiterate.
The figure in question? None other than William the Conqueror, a man whose enormous wealth makes the likes of Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates seem like blue-collar workers.
William didn’t even speak english, yet, thanks to his unfathomable wealth and successful invasion of England, he had more influence on the evolution of the English language than any ruler to have come before or after him.
So, who was this man? How did he grow his wealth to such instrumental heights? And how does his empire compared to the billionaire beacons of modern wealth?