Mansa Musa, Richest man in the history of the planet, generated over 400 billion in gold!
That’s right, the richest man in history. With a wealth equivalent of $400 billion in today’s currency, Musa is often forgotten in history and written off as a legend, but people have yet to realize the long-standing impact of his rule. He increased the presence Islam in North and West Africa, established trade routes from Africa to the East, and developed Africa into a nation known for its universities, religion and natural resources. Musa I served as the 10th Mansa (King of Kings) of the Mali Empire from approximately 1312 to 1337.
Musa ascended the throne due to a custom in Mali at the time. When Musa’s predecessor, Abu Bakr II left for an expedition to discover the limits of the Atlantic Ocean, being his deputy, Musa took his place. Bakr never returned leaving…
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