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Ex-Sleepy Hollow Resident John D. Rockefeller Among Richest Of All-Time

Time's seventh richest man of all time, John D. Rockefeller, shown in a 1917 portrait. Photo Credit: Wikipedia
Rockefeller's Westchester estate, Kykuit, served as his home for many years. Photo Credit: Historic Hudson Valley
Kykuit offers views of the Hudson River and the Palisades. Photo Credit: Historic Hudson Valley

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Former Sleepy Hollow resident John D. Rockefeller ranks seventh on Time magazine's list of the 10 richest people of all time with a total wealth of $341 billion in 2014 dollars. 

The Time list compared wealth through a wide range of time periods. 

Mansa Musa, the king of Timbuktu who was described as "richer than anyone could describe" ranks No. 1. He died in 1337.

Ranking No. 10 is Mongolian emperor Genghis Khan, who died in 1227. 

After acquiring his fortune through Standard Oil, Rockefeller, who died in 1937, built his family estate, Kykuit, in Sleepy Hollow overlooking the Hudson River. Since its construction in 1913, the estate has housed four generations of Rockefellers and is open to the public.

To learn more about visiting the grounds, click here.

To read the Time story on the 10 richest people of all time, click here.  

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