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The First Trillionaire (slate.com)
8 points by espeed on Oct 13, 2011 | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments

Most likely the first trillionaire will be the person who sells the last few million barrels of oil.

The richest-ever American, John D. Rockefeller, had a personal fortune of about $320 billion in today's dollars.

John D. Rockefeller's grandson David Rockefeller was the head of Chase and Exxon, with Exxon being the most profitble company in the world (http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2011/fortune/1104/gallery.for...).

Wikipedia says David Rockefeller's net worth is $2.9 billion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Rockefeller) -- that number seems too low to be right.

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