How To Make Money
Names like Rothschild, Carnegie, Rockefeller, Gates, Buffett and Zuckerberg. Have primarily acquired their fortunes through enterprise and business. Yet as far as fortunes go, they pale when compared to the massive fortunes of those from the past.
Since the Earliest of Times
Money and wealth has been a source of desire amongst men for thousands of years and its pursuit, is what has shaped the world in which we live.
If we look back on the richest people in history we see that being an Emperor, a King or a Ruler was a shortest route to wealth and power. The massive fortunes of the past were acquired by conquest, invasion, warfare and the use of brute force.
Since the earliest of times brute force was the quickest way to great wealth and power. The process was simple, directly take it by force and then share a portion of the spoils with your most loyal supporters and surround yourself with an army of devotees and muscle. – In many parts of the world this is still very much the case.
The Richest People in History
See the infographic below of the richest people in history prior to the Industrial Revolution
Courtesy of: The Money Project
Wealth Was Only For a Few
In the past, communities, regions and countries and their economies were controlled by the kings, queens, and emperors together a small group of ‘insiders’ who used the economy for their own benefit.
It was the Tzars and the tyrants that controlled much of the worlds wealth. Whereas the majority (the masses) worked extremely hard, for only a small portion of the production of their own efforts.
Then slowly over time the type of people who could become wealthy changed and the Bankers* who financed the Popes and kings, become the masters of wealth;
*(an example of a few such bankers).
Little Has Changed Over the Years
The Kings & Queens and tyrants of old may have gone, but the structure and the ‘insiders‘ still remain. Just the names and titles have changed. Today’s social hierarchy still resembles the power and wealth structure of old.