Friday, February 17, 2017

PEOPLE MEASURE WEALTH BY MATERIAL MEANS AND MANY QUESTION HOW KING SOLOMON COULD BE THE RICHEST MAN TO HAVE EVER LIVED. There Are Some Eight People Today Who HaveThe Wealth Of Half The World's Population According To Oxfam. How much did the ten most wealthiest men in history have?

When King Solomon became king of Israel, the country’s borders stretched from Egypt to the Euphrates. Effectively, King Solomon controlled the movement of goods by land through the European/Asian/African trade routes. This enabled Solomon to tax all movement of goods that flowed throughout the caravan routes that came from Africa to Europe and Asia, from Europe to Africa and Asia and from Asia to Europe and Africa, at whatever rate he so desired. Each year, Solomon received 25 tons of gold and much more. This booty did not come from people giving him gifts because they loved paying Solomon to hear his wisdom—maybe this is why the area of the kingdom looks like a boot.

The following is a countdown of the richest people that have lived from the Top 10 Richest People of All Time in History:
10. Alan Rufus – $178.65 billion (c. 1040 – 1093).
9. Cornelius Vanderbilt – $185 Billion (May 27, 1794 – January 4, 1877)
8. Henry Ford – $199 Billion (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947)
7. Jakob Fugger of the Lily – $221 Billion (6 Mar 1459 – 30 Dec 1525)
6. Mir Osman Ali Khan – Worth = $230 billion (6 April 1886 – 24 February 1967)
5. Tsar Nicholas II of Russia – $300 Billion 1868 – 17 July 1918)
4. Andrew Carnegie – $310 Billion (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919)
3. Mansa Musa I – $400 Billion (c. 1280 – c. 1337)
[Mansa Musa, was the tenth Mansa, which translates as “King of Kings” or “Emperor”, of the wealthy Malian Empire.]
2. John D. Rockefeller – $663.4 billion (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937)
1. King Solomon – $2.1 Trillion (Reign 970 to 931 BCE)
The Bible states that King Solomon held a fortune that dwarfed any and every person who lived before him, making him the wealthiest person in the world.
King Solomon reigned for 40 years. Each year, Solomon received 25 tons of gold.
1 ton of Gold is worth $64.5 million dollars at $1800/oz Therefore, 25 tons times 40 years of his reign amounts to $64,512,000,000.
This did not include income derived from business, trade, nor the annual tribute paid to him by all of the kings and governors of Arabia. King Solomon’s throne was coated in pure gold and inlaid with ivory. It had 6 stairs, 12 lion statues (1 on either side of each step) and a solid gold foot stool. Two larger lion statues stood on either side of the throne.
All of the goblets and household articles in Solomon’s palace were pure gold.
King Solomon was reportedly so rich, that during the years of his reign over Jerusalem, his immense wealth caused silver to be considered of little value and as common as rocks. As such, nothing in Solomon’s palace was made of silver.
The same devaluation was noted of cedar wood, a lumber which at the time, was considered to be of great monetary value and cultural significance by many societies at the time. Some historians claim that the Tawil family from Azech in Tur Abddin (modern day Idil in ┼×─▒rnak Province, Turkey) used to be the private goldsmiths of Solomon.
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