Where’s The Gold In Fort Knox? [Infographic]

When you think of Fort Knox, you probably automatically think of gold.  But it has housed far more than gold over the years.  During World War II, Fort Knox protected the crown jewels of England, The Bill of Rights, The Magna Carta, The Declaration of Independence, three volumes of the Gutenberg Bible, and Lincoln’s Gettysburg address, among other things.  If that surprises you, there are probably plenty of other things you didn’t know about Fort Knox.

When it was built, it cost just over half a million dollars.  That’s the equivalent of almost $10 million in today’s dollars.  Fort Knox supposedly contains 147.3 million ounces of gold, or 3% of all the gold ever mined in human history.  There are no visitors allowed at the depository ever, even if you ask really nicely.

Some people think there’s no gold in Fort Knox, though.  Learn more about the history and conspiracy theories from this infographic.fort-knox-gold 550 px

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Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-2018. Follow Brian Wallace on LinkedIn as well as Twitter.

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