Originally Posted by 3point14
Adjusted for inflation, none of today's billionaires even make the top ten of richest people of all-time. So I'm not sure what you're referring to here?
10. Cornelius Vanderbilt - $185 billion
9. Henry Ford - $199 billion
3. Andrew Carnegie - $310 billion
2. John Rockefeller - $340 billion
I've only included US businessmen as your message was regarding America "inhibiting" billionaires. I'm not seeing that at all with this list.