Henry Ford (1863-1947) – $199 billion
American businessman and founder of the famous Ford Motor Company, Henry dictated a vision that changed the history of industrialization. He launched Ford T, one of the first cars with a gasoline engine, which would later sell 16 million copies. He attributed the “Fordism” concept to the world, which consists of producing large quantities at a low cost through an assembly line. In life, he became one of the richest men in the world, and today, we only see his legacy because he left his fortune to the care of the Ford Foundation. His fortune was estimated at $199 billion.