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|August 25, 1227
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Emperor Genghis Khan was one of the most successful conquerors, military commanders, and warlords in human history. He was the founder and emperor of the Mongol Empire which became the largest contiguous empire in history.
His net worth was estimated to be around $300 Trillion at the time of his death.
Genghis Khan’s Net Worth and Success Story (2023 Update)
Early Life & Biography
Genghis Khan’s real name is Temüjin, he was born in 1162 in Delüün Boldog, near the mountain Burkhan Khaldun. He was said to have been born clutching a blood clot, a sign from heaven that he will be a great warrior.
Genghis Khan had three brothers Hasar, Hachiun, and Temüge, one sister Temülen, and two half-brothers Better and Belgutei. His father Yesügei was a Kiyad chief prominent in the Khamag Mongol and an ally of Toghrul of the Keraite tribe. His mother’s name is Hoelun.
After the death of his father by poison from a rival tribe when he was only 5 years old. The Tribe then abandoned him and his family because they will only follow a strong and respected leader. Genghis Khan’s family lived years in poverty surviving mostly on wild fruits.
Genghis Khan started earning respect after he escaped from the Tayichi’ud, which was his father’s ally. At that time none of the Mongol tribes were united. He began his ascent to power by offering himself as an ally to his father’s sworn brother Toghrul, who was Khan of the Keraites.
In 1184 Genghis Khan’s first wife Börte was kidnapped by Merkits. To get her back, he called on the support of Toghrul, who offered 20,000 of his Keraite warriors.
Genghis Khan and his childhood friend Jamukha, each began consolidating power, and they became rivals. The two had different ways of thinking. Jamukha believes that Mongolian aristocracy is the right way to rule while Genghis Khan believes that meritocracy is the right way.
This way Genghis Khan attracted a huge number of followers and he was elected as khan of the Mongols. After two years he met Jamukha and his tribe slaughtered them unprepared and Jamukha was boiled alive.
Genghis Khan was a genius military commander, Temujin became furious when he found out what happened and in 1204 the two had been fighting in a battle where Genghis Khan won and unified the Mongol people. At this point in Temüjin’s (Genghis Khan) life, he got the title of Genghis Khan (universal leader) in 1206.
After this achievement, Genghis Khan knew that the Chinese emperor would not allow a strong unified nation to be on his borders, so He start striking first. Khan’s army was headed to China’s capital Zhongdu (today,s Beijing).
At that time the city was the most advanced in defense with a 40-foot high wall surrounding her. The walls were a new thing to the Mongol army so they kidnapped Chinese engineers to help him find a solution to enter the city.
Genghis Khan laid siege to the city and cut off supply lines. The people inside the city were starving to death and many of them turned to cannibalism. Genghis Khan’s army took the city and took the Mongol empire to new heights.
Mongol army under the leadership of Genghis Khan continued the conquest after the death of Genghis Khan in 1227 at the age of 65 managing to reach eastern Europe. The last thing Genghis Khan said is “I HAVE CONQUERED FOR YOU A LARGE EMPIRE, BUT MY LIFE WAS TOO SHORT TO TAKE THE WHOLE WORLD. THAT I LEAVE TO YOU” and he pointed his finger to his son Ogedei Khan.
Genghis Khan well-known wives
Genghis Khan’s principal or most famous wives and concubines included: Börte, Yesugen, Yesui, Khulan khatun, Möge Khatun, Juerbiesu, and Ibaqa Beki.
Genghis Khan was one of the most successful conquerors, military commanders, and warlords in human history. He was the creator of the Mongol empire and had over 1,000 wives and concubines.
Before his death, his net worth is estimated to be around $300 Trillion.