Thursday, January 28, 2016

The richest man ever

Mansa Musa I was the wealthiest person to have ever lived. Adjusted for inflation he had a fortune of $400 billion, at least five times more than that of Bill Gates.

700 years ago, Musa I ruled the Malian Empire which covered modern day Ghana, Timbuktu and Mali in West Africa. The 14th century African King got his wealth from his country's vast production of more than half the world's supply of salt and gold.

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