King Solomon (370-331 BC)
The five wealthiest people in history are the biblical legend King Solomon, who ruled Israel for forty years from 370 to 331 BC. He is known to have been extremely wise and fabulously wealthy with the empire reaching its heights of splendor during his reign.
He is said to have received a yearly tribute of 666 gold talents which is approximately 86,000 pounds of gold every year, this in addition to his income from taxation and trade makes his net worth over 2,2 trillion dollars.
He used his wealth to create many building projects, including the first temple in Jerusalem, which is known as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.