|March 19, 1813
|206 YEARS OLD
|May 1, 1873 (age 60)
David Livingstone, the renowned Scottish explorer, is estimated to have a net worth of $3.4 billion in 2024. Livingstone is globally recognized for his extraordinary expeditions across the uncharted territories of Africa during the 19th century. His tireless exploration, remarkable discoveries, and his unwavering commitment to humanitarian work have contributed significantly to his immense wealth. Livingstone's legacy as an explorer has been etched in history, making him an iconic figure not only in Scotland but also in the field of exploration worldwide. His invaluable contributions to geographical knowledge continue to inspire generations of adventurers and scientists to this day.
First European to discover the waterfall that was later named Victoria Falls. He also became the the subject of the immortal quotation, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"
He was employed as a piecer and spinner in the local cotton mill for 16 years.
His popularity led to the discovery of sources that led to the River Nile.
His kids grew up without a father and his wife perished from malaria while trying to follow him to Africa.