Alexander the Great’s Net Worth adjusted for present-day is $32 Trillion US Dollars. Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon. Alexander the Great was undefeated in battle and is widely considered to be one of history’s greatest and most successful military commanders. Adjusted for inflation, Alexander is considered the second richest emperor to ever live (first being Genghis Khan).

Alexander the Great Net Worth

Net Worth$32 Trillion
Horses100,000
Castles Owned650
Gold$7 Trillion
Diamonds$2 Trillion
Land$20 Billion

Value of Land Conquered by Alexander the Great

At his peak, Alexander the Great has conquered and owned over 10 Million Square miles of land spread across Asia and Europe. If you compare the current market price of this land, the value of land owned by Alexander the Great is estimated to be over $20 Trillion US Dollars.

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Lands Conqured by Alexander the Great

Greece3 Million Square Miles
Albania2 Million Square Miles
Turkey1 Million Square Miles
Palestine4 Million Square Miles
Afghanistan and Pakistan1 Million Square Miles

Gold, Diamonds etc owned by Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great has owned gold and gold deposits that weigh over 1 Million Tonnes. Alexander has conquered mineral-rich lands in Egypt, Iran etc, that have enormous amounts of precious metals. This means the value of gold owned by Alexander the Great will be over $30 Billion Dollars.

Alexander’s Treasures

Through victories at the battles of Granicus (334 BCE) and Issus (333 BCE), Alexander has squandered over a trillion in wealth. Most of this wealth was managed by Alexander’s boyhood friend Harpalus. Ancient records shows that, Harpalus enriched himself, fled, and yet was later received back by Alexander and put back in charge of vast sums.

Calculation of Value of Horses owned by Alexander the Great

1. Number of Horses Owned100,000
2. Price of Each Horse (Current Value)$3,000
Value of Horses (1 X 2)$300 Million

Alexander’s Loot from India

Alexander’s campaign to drum up alliances with Indian kings on the borders of his Persian empire did not yield much gold or wealth. However, Alexander received enormous number of War Elephants from the Indian Rulers. Indian ruler Chandraupta Maurya has gifted the Persian Empire with over 5,000 elephants.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Alexander the Great was famous for?

He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered to be one of history’s greatest and most successful military commanders.

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Who blocked Alexander the Great?

King Porus of Paurava blocked Alexander’s advance at a ford on the Hydaspes River in the Punjab. 

Why did Alexander leave India?

His army, exhausted, homesick, and anxious by the prospects of having to further face large Indian armies throughout the Indo-Gangetic Plain, mutinied at the Hyphasis and refused to march further east.

Did Alexander ever lose a battle?

In 15 years of conquest Alexander never lost a battle.

At what age Alexander died?

10 or 11 June 323 BC (aged 32)

Who was Alexander the Great’s wife?

Roxana (m. 327 BC–323 BC).
Stateira (m. 324 BC–323 BC).
Parysatis II (m. 324 BC–323 BC).

Alexander the Great Biography

Alexander was born in Pella, the capital of the Kingdom of Macedon, on the sixth day of the ancient Greek month of Hekatombaion, which probably corresponds to 20 July 356 BC (although the exact date is uncertain).Several legends surround Alexander’s birth and childhood. In his early years, Alexander was raised by a nurse, Lanike, sister of Alexander’s future general Cleitus the Black.

Alexander named his horse Bucephalas, meaning “ox-head”, Bucephalas carried Alexander as far as India. When the animal died (because of old age, according to Plutarch, at age thirty), Alexander named a city after him, Bucephala.

Philip chose Aristotle and provided the Temple of the Nymphs at Mieza as a classroom. Mieza was like a boarding school for Alexander and the children of Macedonian nobles, such as Ptolemy, Hephaistion, and Cassander. During his youth, Alexander the Great was also acquainted with Persian exiles at the Macedonian court, who received the protection of Philip II for several years as they opposed Artaxerxes III. At the age of 16, Alexander the Great’s education under Aristotle ended.

Alexander the Great began his reign by eliminating potential rivals to the throne. Attalus was at that time corresponding with Demosthenes, regarding the possibility of defecting to Athens. News of Philip’s death roused many states into revolt, including Thebes, Athens, Thessaly, and the Thracian tribes north of Macedon. Alexander the Great stopped at Thermopylae, where he was recognized as the leader of the Amphictyonic League before heading south to Corinth.

Before crossing to Asia, Alexander the Great wanted to safeguard his northern borders. In the spring of 335 BC, he advanced to suppress several revolts. Starting from Amphipolis, he travelled east into the country of the “Independent Thracians”; and at Mount Haemus, the Macedonian army attacked and defeated the Thracian forces manning the heights. Marching west into Illyria, Alexander the Great defeated each(King of Illyria, King Glaukias) in turn, forcing the two rulers to flee with their troops.

Alexander the Great adopted some elements of Persian dress and customs at his court, notably the custom of proskynesis, either a symbolic kissing of the hand, or prostration on the ground, that Persians showed to their social superiors. During the long rule of the Achaemenids, the elite positions in many segments of the empire including the central government, the army, and the many satrapies were specifically reserved for Iranians and to a major degree Persian noblemen.

Discovering that many of his satraps and military governors had misbehaved in his absence, Alexander the Great executed several of them as examples on his way to Susa. Back in Babylon, Alexander the Great planned a series of new campaigns, beginning with an invasion of Arabia, but he would not have a chance to realize them, as he died shortly after Hephaestion.

On either 10 or 11 June 323 BC, Alexander the Great died in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II, in Babylon, at age 32. Alexander the Great developed a fever, which worsened until he was unable to speak. In the second account, Diodorus recounts that Alexander the Great was struck with pain after downing a large bowl of unmixed wine in honour of Heracles, followed by 11 days of weakness; he did not develop a fever, instead dying after some agony.

Many of the legends about Alexander the Great derive from his own lifetime, probably encouraged by Alexander the Great himself. In the first centuries after Alexander the Great’s death, probably in Alexandria, a quantity of the legendary material coalesced into a text known as the Alexander Romance, later falsely ascribed to Callisthenes and therefore known as Pseudo-Callisthenes. Irish playwright Aubrey Thomas de Vere wrote Alexander the Great, a Dramatic Poem.