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JOHN BEAUFORT of GAUNT "Duke of Aquitaine, 1st Duke of Lancaster, King of Castile" Plantagenet 1340-1399 . Son of King Edward III and Philippa of Hainault. His wife was Catherine Swynford Princess and Duchess of Lancaster Roet. John was not only one of the richest men in his era, but also one of the wealthiest men to have ever lived. Taking into account inflation rates, John was worth a modern equivalent of $110 billion, making him the sixteenth richest man in history.


Comparing the inflated cost of living today from 1938 to 2013: How the US Dollar has lost incredible purchasing power since 1938.

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Percent of Change

1957 I was 11 years old when the prices looked like this--notice the eggs--wow they must have been hard to get then guess we all just raised our own chickens and gathered our wonder what the gas mileage in those days was with the BIG CARS


Be informed not opinionated. Anyone can see where it all went wrong. If this doesn't make u angry, nothing will. Poor people are not the problem. U.S. Federal Individual Income Tax Rates History, 1862-2013 (Nominal and Inflation-Adjusted Brackets) | Tax Foundation

9.2) Inflation Rates since 1914 | MacroTrends