#1 By: Jason Fitzpatrick, January 4th, 2014 13:40
#2 By: Naman Sood, January 5th, 2014 00:18
When I read Mansa Musa, I thought it was the name of a woman.
#3 By: Daniel Pillifeant, January 5th, 2014 10:36
How much money did Mansa Musa have UN-adjusted for inflation, and when exactly do you think King Solomon existed? I would have thought he was at least 3,000 to 4,000 years earlier. That would have to affect things a little wouldn't it?
I don't mean to be rude, just posing a question.
#4 By: Lowell Heddings, January 5th, 2014 10:48
King Solomon is actually a bad example for this question, so I changed that out with something else.
The study that the question is based on only went back through the last 1000 or 1500 years, where there was enough data to go from.
#5 By: Hisham El Safti, January 5th, 2014 14:07
You can't really change the answers .. I selected king Solomon in my email to find it here something else ... NOT COOL ...
#6 By: Daniel Pillifeant, January 5th, 2014 15:18
I am sorry to say, but if you had 12 shekels back in King Solomon's day you are probably going to be more rich than someone in the 1300's AD. You don't really need any data to figure that out.
#7 By: Randall Wright, January 5th, 2014 17:07
Richest man in history has been all of my old man life King Soloman.
#8 By: Michael G, January 5th, 2014 21:08
Rockefeller amassed his fortune from the Standard Oil company, of which he was a founder, chairman and major shareholder. By the time of his death in 1937, estimates place his net worth in the range of US$392 billion to US$663.4 billion in adjusted dollars for the late 2000s (decade), and it is estimated that his personal fortune was equal to 1.53% of the total U.S. annual GDP in his day. When considering the real value of his wealth, Rockefeller is widely held to be the wealthiest person in history.
There were also a couple of Romans that were obscenely rich too. You are right though, I had not heard of your Mali king and he was clearly pretty rich. Thanks
#9 By: Daniel Pillifeant, January 6th, 2014 06:51
Also, if you're going to talk about the wealthiest people or families you really can't go too far past the Rothschild family. You don't have to research too far before you start talking Trillions. They apparently control the wealth that is lent to entire countries.
#10 By: Jason Fitzpatrick, January 14th, 2014 13:40
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