The 25 Richest People Who Ever Lived – Inflation AdjustedSubmitted by Velveeta Underground on Sun, 10/13/2013 - 00:58
This popular site clearly acknowledges the massive damage inflation has wrought on the Fed's funny money since 1913: "The 25 people on this list are the wealthiest human beings to ever walk the earth. We started off with roughly 50 people then finalized the top 25 after adjusting for inflation to convert the fortunes into 2013 dollars. For example, the annual rate of inflation change between 1913 and 2013 is 2199.6% so $100 million in 1913 would be equal to $2.299.63 billion in 2013 dollars. We also used the most recent price for an ounce of gold which is roughly $1330 as of October 10, 2013."