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Elon Musk POOR? Ancient man would be so rich that he could buy Apple and Microsoft, and still have change left over! Under his command, police, firefighters, POST OFFICE and other institutions were created

Written by Valdemar Medeiros
Published 10/07/2024 às 07:20
Elon Musk POOR? Ancient man would be so rich that he could buy Apple and Microsoft, and still have change left over! Under his command, police, firefighters, POST OFFICE and other institutions were created
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Have you ever imagined a man richer than Elon Musk? Meet César Augusto, the man who could buy Apple and Microsoft.

When we think of billionaires, names like Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos they frequently occupy the podium on the Forbes list. However, if we go back in time, we find even richer historical figures. In the 16th century, Jakob Fugger the Rich was considered the richest person in Europe. And if we go back even further, to the time of Caesar Augustus, we found a man whose wealth would surpass that of Elon Musk, being able to buy companies like Apple and Microsoft.

After all, who was Caesar Augustus??

Caesar Augustus (63 BC – 14 AD), whose empire accumulated wealth that, if translated to today's world, would be around 6 trillion euros. This way, Augusto, a man richer than Elon Musk, could buy Apple and Microsoft, valued at 3,14 trillion and 3,19 trillion euros, in that same order, and would have almost all the money to buy both.

As emperor of the Roman Empire, Caesar Augustus saw beyond war, so much so that the greatest success of his government was translated into the Pax Augusta or Pax Romana, a period of stability in which he carried out profound economic and institutional reforms.

In fact, Augustus' wealth came not only from his political control, but also from his economic astuteness. He oversaw vast reforms that stabilized and expanded the Roman economy.

What would happen if the richest man than Elon Musk was alive today?

Service bodies such as Police, Fire, sewage control, Post Office, tax collection, all these bodies were developed under the command of the richest man than Elon Musk, when Rome dominated much of the known world, from Hispania to Egypt, guaranteeing a constant flow of tributes, taxes and war loot.

If Augusto were alive today, you can imagine that his empire would dominate the technological sector, from Artificial Intelligence to autonomous vehicles, from the production of space rockets to the prospecting of rare earths. A mix of SpaceX + Nvidia + Perth.

By purchasing Apple and Microsoft, it would control a significant share of the market for mobile devices, computers, cloud services and enterprise software.

He would, in other words, be a figure so powerful that he could bury new leaders like Amazon, Oracle, Alpabeth (owners of Google) or all three. Obviously, the market would not tolerate a monopoly of this caliber, or at least we think it would not.

However, the simple fact of thinking about a world in which the richest man than Elon Musk, whose total value exceeds 6 trillion euros, could buy giant companies, is practically surreal.

Find out who is the richest man in the world today 

Although he still cannot buy Apple and Microsoft, in June, businessman Elon Musk once again became the richest person in the world, according to Forbes magazine's real-time ranking of billionaires. O an executive from Tesla and SpaceX appears first on the list, with an estimated fortune of US$210,3 billion.

To regain leadership among the richest, the businessman overtook Frenchman Bernard Arnault, from the luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, who had been in first place since January, and Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, who had been alternating second and third place with Musk in recent months.

Richer man than Elon Musk?

Caesar Augustus, the first emperor of Rome, is often cited as one of the richest historical figures of all time. His fortune, adjusted by modern standards, would surpass that of Elon Musk, one of today's most prominent billionaires.

O Caesar Augustus' power came not only from his personal properties and treasures, but also from absolute control over the vast Roman empire. He owned extensive lands, mines of precious metals, and collected taxes from a huge population. Furthermore, Augustus possessed a significant amount of gold and silver, valuable resources that were used to finance public works, military campaigns and maintain the prestige of the empire.

In contrast, Elon Musk's wealth is largely based on the market value of his companies, such as Tesla and SpaceX. Although Musk has an impressive fortune, estimated at hundreds of billions of dollars, this wealth is volatile and depends on financial market fluctuations.

Caesar Augustus' wealth was more stable and tangible, based on physical resources and direct territorial control. While Elon Musk is an example of modern wealth driven by technological innovationa, Caesar Augustus represented a form of wealth that combined material resources and absolute political power, making him, in many ways, even richer than contemporary billionaires.

Valdemar Medeiros

Journalist in training, specialist in creating content with a focus on SEO actions. Writes about the Automotive Industry, Renewable Energy and Science and Technology

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