Richard Renger

 

  • Richest of the Rich position: 175
  • Birth/Death: died 1239
  • Origin of wealth: Merchant
  • Wealth: £10,000
  • Net National Income: £2.8m
  • Net National Income Percent: 0.35%
  • In Today’s Money: £3.884 billion

It is reckoned that Richard Renger was a London vintner, but he inherited much property from his father. The family descended from a Norman servant of the first Norman bishop of London. The family moved to a higher station through marriage.

At his death in 1239, Renger was worth perhaps £10,000, equivalent to 0.35% of the then net national income of £2.8m. Today that would be over £3.8bn.

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