Mansa Musa: A King Blessed With Gold
According to a report in 2012 Mansa Musa (1280–1331) the King of Mali was deemed to have been the richest person in history. He ruled Mali in Africa during the 14th century.

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Using inflation adjustment strategies Mansa Musa’s fortune is estimated to have been around $400 billion a considerable amount by any account, colossally overpowering any up to date wealthy elites.

Mansa Musa dominated his Malian empire in West Africa. The empire consisted of territory now generally known as Ghana and elements of Mauritania. It was reported that the Mansa had gained control of a minimum of 24 cities and localities, making him amongst the most powerful rulers within the area on The Richest Man Ever lived time. Much of the data associated to the Mansa is sourced from Arabic script written by travellers corresponding to Ibn Khaldun and Ibn Battuta.

King Mansa Musa

He wisely took advantage of the natural sources available to him in bulk which were gold and salt. The king built many mosques within his kingdom helping educate at grassroots level. He additionally built madrassas (religious teaching centre’s) in locations akin to Timbuktu. He aspired to vary and enhance the lives of his people. Mansa Musa acquired and contracted architects from as far away as Al Andalus (Islamic Spain) and Cairo to help build and design a few of his grand buildings and palace. The remarkable creation of Djinguereber Mosque was additionally one of his greatest architectural accomplishments.

Mansa Musa had one iconic moment the place he took 70,000 pilgrims with him on an extended journey from Mali to Mecca in 1324–1325, to perform the annual Hajj. It was said each town he passed he distributed so much gold that he changed the financial system of that locality.

Mansa Musa died in 1331 and eventually his empire deteriorated due to infighting and poor management his wealth and empire fell into irreversible decline. King Mansa Musa being the wealthiest person in history used his cash and assets to build, develop and improve culture, faith and wider community prosperity.