King Solomon was a well-known wise and wealthy king of Israel who succeeded his leadership from his father who was known as King David. He is known to have reigned over Israel from circa 970 to 931 BCE. In addition to this, he was the 3rd king of United Monarchy which later parted to being the Kingdom of Judah on the southern part and the Kingdom of Israel in the northern part which parted a short period after his death. Here are the complete details of the career, biography and the net worth of King Solomon in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
King Solomon was born on c. 990 BCE in Jerusalem in the United Kingdom of Israel though he later passed on in c. 931 BCE while he was at the age of 58 to 59 years old. He was born to his parents known as David who was also the King of Israel from whom Solomon succeeded from. His mother was known as Bathsheba who was the wife of Uriah though later had an affair with King David and hence conceived King Solomon. He was the second born of David’s children. He also had three other siblings who were names who were his brothers who include; Nathan, Shobab and Shammua among some other half-brothers.
King Solomon is said to have 700 wives as well as 300 concubines which is according to the Biblical account. Most of his wives were said to be princesses of foreigners who were Pharaoh’s daughter with others being from Ammon, Moab, Edom, Hittites and Sidon. Only one of his wives is mentioned who is known as Naamah who was an Ammonite and the mother of Rehoboam who was the successor of his father.
Career, Awards & Nominations
King Solomon got into reign as the king of Israel in the year c. 970 BCE. He became the third king to rule over the United Monarchy. After this, King Solomon is said to build the First Temple located in Jerusalem in which he built it while in the fourth year of his reign which he used his wealth which was very great together with the one that his father had accumulated. After this, he then dedicated it to Yahweh, the God of Israel.
He was also known of his wisdom, power as well as wealth which outreach many kings of Israel. Additionally to this, he also later came out to be known as an exorcist as well as a magician through the various medallion seals as well as the amulets found that invoked his name. He later completed his reign in the year c. 931 BCE.
Net Worth & Earnings
King Solomon is believed to be the wealthiest person to ever live globally through his 40 years reign. He had an estimated net worth of $2.1 trillion. During his reign, he got much wealth as well as splendour in which it is believed that he got 666 talents which are equivalent to 18,125 kilograms of gold which are of great value.
Though King Solomon is one of the noted legends who had great power, wisdom and wealth in the reign as the King of Israel, he turned away to God through marrying foreign women. This was one of the causes of the division of the monarchy which occurred during the reign of his son known as Rehoboam.