- Samuel S. Mast, Sharifian Emperor of Morocco, Moulay Ismail
- 824 people
In polygamous countries, the number of a persons descendants can become incalculable.
At the time of his death on 15 October 1992, Samuel S. Mast (USA), aged 96, of Fryburg, Pennsylvania, had 824 living descendants. The roll call comprised 11 children, 97 grandchildren, 634 great-grandchildren and 82 great-great-grandchildren.
The last Sharifian Emperor of Morocco, Moulay Ismail (1672–1727), known as The Bloodthirsty, was reputed to have fathered a total of 525 sons and 342 daughters by 1703 and achieved a 700th son in 1721.