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Richest People to ever live from the United States

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First submittedAugust 27, 2016
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Birth/death Year
Source of Wealth
Peak Fortune
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1930-
Investments/Berkshire Hathaway
$63.9 billion
Warren Buffett
1918-1992
Walmart
$64.5 billion
Sam Walton
1834-1906
Marshall Field and Co
$66.1 billion
Marshall Field
1764-1839
Senator/ built canals
$68.5 billion
Stephen Van Rensselaer
1836-1892
Railroad *Kinda Stole from 4*
$71.2 billion
Jay Gould
1834-1914
Timber
$79.4 billion
Frederick Weyerhaeuser
1803-1876
Department Stores
$88.9 billion
A.T. Stewart
1750-1831
Shipping/Banking
$105 billion
Stephen Girard
1763-1848
Fur Trade
$121 billion
John Jacob Astor
1955-
Microsoft
$136 billion
Bill Gates
1794-1877
Railroads
$185 billion
Cornelius Vanderbilt
1863-1947
Automobile
$199 billion
Henry Ford
1835-1919
steel
$309 billion
Andrew Carnegie
1839-1937
Standard Oil
$336 billion
John D. Rockefeller
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