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You may feel that today’s obscenely
rich — you know, the Bill Gates and
Warren Buffetts of the world — have
fortunes so vast that they could
never be topped. Well, relatively
speaking, the contemporary
versions of the world’s wealthiest
pale in comparison to some of the
past, and by a wide margin.
There have been countless fortunes
won and lost throughout history,
both modern and ancient. People
have built massive amounts of
wealth a variety of ways: through
blood, through the crown, savvy
investing, or building incredibly
powerful businesses. Today, it
seems as though many of the
world’s wealthiest have built their
mountains of money through
business ventures or inheritance,
but throughout history, things are a
bit more violent.
So, who are the richest people to
have ever lived? Digging through
research done by Business
Insider , Celebrity Net Worth , and
Yahoo Finance, we’ve been able to
put together a list of the top
10 wealthiest individuals of all
time. One important thing to note is
that there are likely figures missing,
as numbers do tend to get lost or
disappear as time goes on. There
are likely many historical
figures — like Alexander the Great,
Genghis Khan, King Solomon,
numerous Roman emperors,
Egyptian pharaohs, and popes —
who have controlled huge
fortunes; yet there is no real way to
put a dollar figure on those
fortunes. Powerful families exist as
well, including the Rothschilds and
the Medici ; however, their wealth is
spread among several individuals,
not a central figure.
As for those individuals that we can
get solid wealth information on,
read on to see the top 10.


10. Cornelius Vanderbilt,
$185 billion

One of the most famous names in
American history was built by
Cornelius Vanderbilt, a man who
came to fortune through the
building of railroads and shipping
lines during the 1800s. He is also
the founder of Vanderbilt University ,
and his family name still carries
much clout today. CNN anchor
Anderson Cooper is even a part of
the Vanderbilt family . During his
heyday, Cornelius Vanderbilt’s
wealth reached an approximate
$185 billion, most of it
accumulated later in life as he
expanded his railroad empire
following the Civil War.


9. Henry Ford, $199 billion

One of the major figures in
American business history, Henry
Ford was able to put together a net
worth totaling just under $200
billion. Ford, of course, is known for
founding Ford Motor Co. and
bringing automobiles to the
masses. A transportation
revolutionary, he also was a
trailblazer in industry and business ,
instituting higher wages for his
workers and developing the concept
of the assembly line, which allowed
for the manufacture of inexpensive
goods that the masses could
afford.


8. Muammar Gaddafi, $200
billion

One person who most readers are
likely familiar with is Muammar
Gaddafi, the recently deceased and
overthrown ruler of the northern
African country of Libya. Gaddafi is
said to have controlled a vast
fortune of $200 billion , amassed
during his 42-year rule over Libya.
A highly controversial and divisive
politician and ruler, Gaddafi was
famously overthrown in 2011 during
the Libyan civil war, when he was
dragged into the streets and killed
by revolutionaries .


7. William the Conqueror,
$209 billion to $229 billion

William the Conqueror’s wealth has
been estimated to be between $209
billion and $229 billion. Best known
for becoming the first Norman king
of England , William reigned from
1066 until 1087. He led the final
successful invasion of England,
becoming a monarch after setting
out to depose of one. He was also
known as William the Bastard and is
thought to have been a descendant
of viking invaders from years
before, which explains where he got
his knack for invasion.


6. Jakob Fugger, $221
billion

A relatively obscure historical figure
compared to many other members
of the world’s wealthiest, Jakob
Fugger nonetheless was able to
hoard $221 billion through his
merchant and banking activities .
Fugger lived from 1459 until 1525,
having been both born and dying in
Augsburg, Germany. The Fugger
fortune was made through textile
trading in Italy mostly, but also
through the mining of silver and
gold in Hungary and Bohemia.


5. Mir Osman Ali Khan, $230
billion

You may never have heard of Mir
Osman Ali Khan, but he was
without a doubt one of the
wealthiest people the world has
ever known . As ruler of the
Hyderabad State in India, he grew
his riches to a total of $230 billion.
He became Nizam of Hyderabad
after his father died in 1911 and
reigned for 37 years, overseeing the
expansion of education, electricity,
and railroads in the region. He died
in 1967, survived by his reported
149 children.


4. Nikolai Alexandrovich
Romanov, $300 billion

Known as Tsar Nicholas II, Nikolai
Alexandrovich Romanov amassed
$300 billion worth of wealth during
his tenure. Nicholas II is probably
most famous for being the last
emperor of Russia before the
country fell during the Russian
Revolution. Both he and his family
were eventually executed in 1918 .
Notably, Nicholas II became a saint
recognized by the Russian Orthodox
Church, and is known as the
wealthiest saint in human history.


3. Andrew Carnegie, $310
billion

Andrew Carnegie, an incredibly
wealthy and powerful industrialist,
came to prominence during the
mid-1800s by way of the steel
industry. Having been born in
Scotland, Carnegie came from a
very poor family that entered the
United States in the late 1840s.
After successfully investing in a
number of ventures, Carnegie
founded the U.S. Steel Corp., which
earned him most of his $310 billion
fortune. He is also known for giving
away almost all of it, and is
remembered as one of the world’s
foremost philanthropists .


2. John D. Rockefeller, $340
billion

The Rockefeller name is deeply
ingrained in American history, and
John D. Rockefeller’s $340 billion
fortune still stands today as nearly
the largest the world has ever seen .
Born in 1839 in New York, he grew
to prominence over his lifetime as
the co-founder of Standard Oil. As
one of the revolutionaries of the
energy and petroleum industries,
Rockefeller is also well known for
his philanthropy, founding two
colleges during his lifetime, the
University of Chicago and
Rockefeller University. He died in
1937 at the age of 97.


1. Mansa Musa, $400 billion

Far and away the richest man to
ever walk the face of the Earth was
Mansa Musa, or Musa I of Mali. As
the reigning emperor of the Mali
empire, Musa commanded a fortune
worth a jaw-dropping $400 billion.
That’s worth more than four times
the current richest person in the
world, to put things in perspective.
Musa was born in 1280 and lived
until 1337 as a devout Muslim,
constructing numerous educational
centers and mosques across Africa,
one of which can be seen above, in
Timbuktu. Being as that Musa’s
reign was so long ago, there are
still varying reports about his death
and abdication of the throne to his
son. However, no one has been
able to come even close to the
amount of wealth Musa presided
over.

NB:I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT SOLOMON THE SON OF DAVID OF ISRAEL.
 
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Speaking of king Solomon wealth is myths stories from arabians,the richest man ever under the sun is mansa munsa.Count pablo Escobar and Vladimir Putin in your list.
 
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Speaking of king Solomon wealth is myths stories from arabians,the richest man ever under the sun is mansa munsa.Count pablo Escobar and Vladimir Putin in your list.
How about Bill Gates?
 
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Speaking of king Solomon wealth is myths stories from arabians,the richest man ever under the sun is mansa munsa.Count pablo Escobar and Vladimir Putin in your list.
King Solomon of Israel – peak
net worth : $2 trillion
It is said he received over 25 tons of gold each year in his 39 years as a king of Israel.
Mansa Musa wealth is considered by many independent sources....Also his journey to Mecca was eye witnessed by several people in those days....so there is a complete evidence for his wealth.
Notice
that the evidence comes from
journals, oral accounts, and
histories. If this existed for
Solomon (A), he would also be
considered one of the
wealthiest men to have lived
 
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Ungetenganisha matajiri waliokufa na walio hai ingekuwa bora zaidi.
Mkuu nikiweka hivyo utajuaje yupi ni tajiri zaidi...labda ungesema nitoe listi ndefu zaidi(top 20,top 30) ili na walio hai waingie...hapo unaweza kuchambua mwnywe top ya walio hai au waliokwisha kufa.
 
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You may feel that today’s obscenely
rich — you know, the Bill Gates and
Warren Buffetts of the world — have
fortunes so vast that they could
never be topped. Well, relatively
speaking, the contemporary
versions of the world’s wealthiest
pale in comparison to some of the
past, and by a wide margin.
There have been countless fortunes
won and lost throughout history,
both modern and ancient. People
have built massive amounts of
wealth a variety of ways: through
blood, through the crown, savvy
investing, or building incredibly
powerful businesses. Today, it
seems as though many of the
world’s wealthiest have built their
mountains of money through
business ventures or inheritance,
but throughout history, things are a
bit more violent.
So, who are the richest people to
have ever lived? Digging through
research done by Business
Insider , Celebrity Net Worth , and
Yahoo Finance, we’ve been able to
put together a list of the top
10 wealthiest individuals of all
time. One important thing to note is
that there are likely figures missing,
as numbers do tend to get lost or
disappear as time goes on. There
are likely many historical
figures — like Alexander the Great,
Genghis Khan, King Solomon,
numerous Roman emperors,
Egyptian pharaohs, and popes —
who have controlled huge
fortunes; yet there is no real way to
put a dollar figure on those
fortunes. Powerful families exist as
well, including the Rothschilds and
the Medici ; however, their wealth is
spread among several individuals,
not a central figure.
As for those individuals that we can
get solid wealth information on,
read on to see the top 10.


10. Cornelius Vanderbilt,
$185 billion

One of the most famous names in
American history was built by
Cornelius Vanderbilt, a man who
came to fortune through the
building of railroads and shipping
lines during the 1800s. He is also
the founder of Vanderbilt University ,
and his family name still carries
much clout today. CNN anchor
Anderson Cooper is even a part of
the Vanderbilt family . During his
heyday, Cornelius Vanderbilt’s
wealth reached an approximate
$185 billion, most of it
accumulated later in life as he
expanded his railroad empire
following the Civil War.






NB:I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT SOLOMON THE SON OF DAVID OF ISRAEL.
Huyu Mkewe, Gloria Laura Vanderbilt, amefariki usiku wa kuamkia leo ambaye ndiye mama mzazi wa Anderson Hays Cooper! alikua mrembo sana enzi zake..
 
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You may feel that today’s obscenely
rich — you know, the Bill Gates and
Warren Buffetts of the world — have
fortunes so vast that they could
never be topped. Well, relatively
speaking, the contemporary
versions of the world’s wealthiest
pale in comparison to some of the
past, and by a wide margin.
There have been countless fortunes
won and lost throughout history,
both modern and ancient. People
have built massive amounts of
wealth a variety of ways: through
blood, through the crown, savvy
investing, or building incredibly
powerful businesses. Today, it
seems as though many of the
world’s wealthiest have built their
mountains of money through
business ventures or inheritance,
but throughout history, things are a
bit more violent.
So, who are the richest people to
have ever lived? Digging through
research done by Business
Insider , Celebrity Net Worth , and
Yahoo Finance, we’ve been able to
put together a list of the top
10 wealthiest individuals of all
time. One important thing to note is
that there are likely figures missing,
as numbers do tend to get lost or
disappear as time goes on. There
are likely many historical
figures — like Alexander the Great,
Genghis Khan, King Solomon,
numerous Roman emperors,
Egyptian pharaohs, and popes —
who have controlled huge
fortunes; yet there is no real way to
put a dollar figure on those
fortunes. Powerful families exist as
well, including the Rothschilds and
the Medici ; however, their wealth is
spread among several individuals,
not a central figure.
As for those individuals that we can
get solid wealth information on,
read on to see the top 10.


10. Cornelius Vanderbilt,
$185 billion

One of the most famous names in
American history was built by
Cornelius Vanderbilt, a man who
came to fortune through the
building of railroads and shipping
lines during the 1800s. He is also
the founder of Vanderbilt University ,
and his family name still carries
much clout today. CNN anchor
Anderson Cooper is even a part of
the Vanderbilt family . During his
heyday, Cornelius Vanderbilt’s
wealth reached an approximate
$185 billion, most of it
accumulated later in life as he
expanded his railroad empire
following the Civil War.


9. Henry Ford, $199 billion

One of the major figures in
American business history, Henry
Ford was able to put together a net
worth totaling just under $200
billion. Ford, of course, is known for
founding Ford Motor Co. and
bringing automobiles to the
masses. A transportation
revolutionary, he also was a
trailblazer in industry and business ,
instituting higher wages for his
workers and developing the concept
of the assembly line, which allowed
for the manufacture of inexpensive
goods that the masses could
afford.


8. Muammar Gaddafi, $200
billion

One person who most readers are
likely familiar with is Muammar
Gaddafi, the recently deceased and
overthrown ruler of the northern
African country of Libya. Gaddafi is
said to have controlled a vast
fortune of $200 billion , amassed
during his 42-year rule over Libya.
A highly controversial and divisive
politician and ruler, Gaddafi was
famously overthrown in 2011 during
the Libyan civil war, when he was
dragged into the streets and killed
by revolutionaries .


7. William the Conqueror,
$209 billion to $229 billion

William the Conqueror’s wealth has
been estimated to be between $209
billion and $229 billion. Best known
for becoming the first Norman king
of England , William reigned from
1066 until 1087. He led the final
successful invasion of England,
becoming a monarch after setting
out to depose of one. He was also
known as William the Bastard and is
thought to have been a descendant
of viking invaders from years
before, which explains where he got
his knack for invasion.


6. Jakob Fugger, $221
billion

A relatively obscure historical figure
compared to many other members
of the world’s wealthiest, Jakob
Fugger nonetheless was able to
hoard $221 billion through his
merchant and banking activities .
Fugger lived from 1459 until 1525,
having been both born and dying in
Augsburg, Germany. The Fugger
fortune was made through textile
trading in Italy mostly, but also
through the mining of silver and
gold in Hungary and Bohemia.


5. Mir Osman Ali Khan, $230
billion

You may never have heard of Mir
Osman Ali Khan, but he was
without a doubt one of the
wealthiest people the world has
ever known . As ruler of the
Hyderabad State in India, he grew
his riches to a total of $230 billion.
He became Nizam of Hyderabad
after his father died in 1911 and
reigned for 37 years, overseeing the
expansion of education, electricity,
and railroads in the region. He died
in 1967, survived by his reported
149 children.


4. Nikolai Alexandrovich
Romanov, $300 billion

Known as Tsar Nicholas II, Nikolai
Alexandrovich Romanov amassed
$300 billion worth of wealth during
his tenure. Nicholas II is probably
most famous for being the last
emperor of Russia before the
country fell during the Russian
Revolution. Both he and his family
were eventually executed in 1918 .
Notably, Nicholas II became a saint
recognized by the Russian Orthodox
Church, and is known as the
wealthiest saint in human history.


3. Andrew Carnegie, $310
billion

Andrew Carnegie, an incredibly
wealthy and powerful industrialist,
came to prominence during the
mid-1800s by way of the steel
industry. Having been born in
Scotland, Carnegie came from a
very poor family that entered the
United States in the late 1840s.
After successfully investing in a
number of ventures, Carnegie
founded the U.S. Steel Corp., which
earned him most of his $310 billion
fortune. He is also known for giving
away almost all of it, and is
remembered as one of the world’s
foremost philanthropists .


2. John D. Rockefeller, $340
billion

The Rockefeller name is deeply
ingrained in American history, and
John D. Rockefeller’s $340 billion
fortune still stands today as nearly
the largest the world has ever seen .
Born in 1839 in New York, he grew
to prominence over his lifetime as
the co-founder of Standard Oil. As
one of the revolutionaries of the
energy and petroleum industries,
Rockefeller is also well known for
his philanthropy, founding two
colleges during his lifetime, the
University of Chicago and
Rockefeller University. He died in
1937 at the age of 97.


1. Mansa Musa, $400 billion

Far and away the richest man to
ever walk the face of the Earth was
Mansa Musa, or Musa I of Mali. As
the reigning emperor of the Mali
empire, Musa commanded a fortune
worth a jaw-dropping $400 billion.
That’s worth more than four times
the current richest person in the
world, to put things in perspective.
Musa was born in 1280 and lived
until 1337 as a devout Muslim,
constructing numerous educational
centers and mosques across Africa,
one of which can be seen above, in
Timbuktu. Being as that Musa’s
reign was so long ago, there are
still varying reports about his death
and abdication of the throne to his
son. However, no one has been
able to come even close to the
amount of wealth Musa presided
over.

NB:I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT SOLOMON THE SON OF DAVID OF ISRAEL.
TO KNOW THE WEALTH OF KING SOLOMON, THE SON OF DAVID OF ISRAEL, I SUGGEST YOU VALUE THE ASSETS HE OWNED AND HIS DAILY EXPENSES IN TERMS OF THE FOOD THAT WAS BEING EATEN IN HIS HOME, THEN PIN THAT TO CURRENCIES LIKE $ OR EURO, THEN YOU CAN COME UP WITH HIS REAL WEALTH AT TODAY'S FIGURES. THIS WILL DEFINITELY SHOW HOW RICH HE WAS AND THAT HE WAS AND STILL IS THE RICHEST AND WEALTHIEST MAN EVER LIVED. UPO HAPO!?
 
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TO KNOW THE WEALTH OF KING SOLOMON, THE SON OF DAVID OF ISRAEL, I SUGGEST YOU VALUE THE ASSETS HE OWNED AND HIS DAILY EXPENSES IN TERMS OF THE FOOD THAT WAS BEING EATEN IN HIS HOME, THEN PIN THAT TO CURRENCIES LIKE $ OR EURO, THEN YOU CAN COME UP WITH HIS REAL WEALTH AT TODAY'S FIGURES. THIS WILL DEFINITELY SHOW HOW RICH HE WAS AND THAT HE WAS AND STILL IS THE RICHEST AND WEALTHIEST MAN EVER LIVED. UPO HAPO!?
Si ndo maana nikasema utajiri wake ulikuwa around 2 trillion USD hebu cheki post zangu hapo juu...
Though some historical sources claim there is no complete evidence that tell us about the unification of Israel and Judah(according to the bible) coz we are told that King Solomon ruled both Israel and Judah...So even the existence of the King known as Solomon has some doubt!!!!(according to some sources)..... In other words the bible is only source which gives us clear picture about Solomon...Yet Mansa Musa worth is considered by many independent sources...his journey to Mecca was eye witnessed by various community like the Egyptians.... Even the gold he had,no of camels were all true...
So kaka hatukatai kwamba Solomon hakuwa tajiri mkubwa wa Mali na dhahabu ila tunahitaji uthibitisho zaidi...
 
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Si ndo maana nikasema utajiri wake ulikuwa around 2 trillion USD hebu cheki post zangu hapo juu...
Though some historical sources claim there is no complete evidence that tell us about the unification of Israel and Judah(according to the bible) coz we are told that King Solomon ruled both Israel and Judah...So even the existence of the King known as Solomon has some doubt!!!!(according to some sources)..... In other words the bible is only source which gives us clear picture about Solomon...Yet Mansa Musa worth is considered by many independent sources...his journey to Mecca was eye witnessed by various community like the Egyptians.... Even the gold he had,no of camels were all true...
So kaka hatukatai kwamba Solomon hakuwa tajiri mkubwa wa Mali na dhahabu ila tunahitaji uthibitisho zaidi...
Sawa kaka nimekuelewa. Kwangu mimi kama mfuasi wa Yesu Kristo, na muamini Biblia bila DOUBTS wala kuhitaji ushahidi ILA KUAMINI TU, bado Mfalme Sulemani atabaki kuwa tajiri kuliko mtu mwingine yeyote katika dunia hii. Hapa zaidi ni suala la IMANI YANGU.Asante sana.
 
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Sawa kaka nimekuelewa. Kwangu mimi kama mfuasi wa Yesu Kristo, na muamini Biblia bila DOUBTS wala kuhitaji ushahidi ILA KUAMINI TU, bado Mfalme Sulemani atabaki kuwa tajiri kuliko mtu mwingine yeyote katika dunia hii. Hapa zaidi ni suala la IMANI YANGU.Asante sana.
Ndio kaka na mimi pia kama Mkristo naanimi vivyo hivyo.....sio kwamba mm nashabikia eti Mansa Musa ndo tajiri zaidi hapana....ila sources zinasema hv na siwezi pinga coz I've no evidence apart from the Bilble.
 
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Ndio kaka na mimi pia kama Mkristo naanimi vivyo hivyo.....sio kwamba mm nashabikia eti Mansa Musa ndo tajiri zaidi hapana....ila sources zinasema hv na siwezi pinga coz I've no evidence apart from the Bilble.
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Huyu Mkewe, Gloria Laura Vanderbilt, amefariki usiku wa kuamkia leo ambaye ndiye mama mzazi wa Anderson Hays Cooper! alikua mrembo sana enzi zake..
Apumzike kwa Amani RIP...
Lakini ni kawaida kwa matajiri kuoa wake warembo mkuu
 

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