|The Nizam of Hyderabad, India mensxp.com|
01. Mansa Musa: He was an African king, His land produced half of world's gold and salt. Estimated Peak Wealth: $400 billion ; Lived: 1280 to 133702
02. John D. Rockefeller: Main business was oil and gas. Owned Standard Oil Company. First American to become a billionaire in 1916. Estimated Peak Wealth: $336 to $340 billion; Lived: 1839 to 1937;
03. Andrew Carnegie: Made money in steel business, owned steel factories in the US. He was Scottish American. Estimated Peak Wealth: $309 to $310 billion Lived: 1835 to 1919.
04. Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov: a.k.a. Tsar NicholasII , emperor of Russia, King of Poland and Finland: Estimated Peak Wealth: $290 to $300 billion, Lived: 1868 to 1918.
05. Mir-Osman-Ali-Khan: Estimated Peak Wealth: $225 to $230 billion, Lived: 1886 to 1957 (see details below)
09. Cornelius Vanderbilt: Made vast money in railroad business. Estimated Peak Wealth: $170 to $185 billion, Lived: 1794 to 1877
|Osman Ali Kahn, The nizam of Hyderabad, Deccan alchetron.com|
|Sir Nizam Osman Ali Khan. princemaak.hubpages.com|
The Nizam owned numerous architecturally rich buildings in Hyderabad. After partition, a section of people in his administration wanted Nizam to make his land part of Pakistan. This attempt was stopped in the initial stage itself and the credit goes to Sardar Patel, a great freedom fighter. He wanted the Nizam to become part of the Indian Union as geographically it was advantageous for him. Had Nizam Osman Ali made Hyderabad state a part of Pakistan, he would have been in serious trouble. The land being in the middle of the Indian subcontinent, he would have not only lost his land, but also his wealth and stature.
In the colonial days, on a visit to London, while going for a stroll, Nizam Mukarram Jah saw a Rolls Royce showroom. In a jiffy, he decided to make an enquiry about the latest models. The sales men, mistaking the unassuming, ordinarily dressed Nizam, for a poor soul from India, asked him to get out of the showroom. This story, according to many historians, is a cooked up one. Any way, please read further: https://navrangindia.blogspot.com/2015/05/rolls-royce-car-companys-poor-treatment.html