The Richest Man Who Ever Lived

Richest people

Talking about modern history, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Mukesh Ambani or Bill Gates are counted among the richest people in the world.

Richest man of history

In the matter of wealth, many famous magazines bring out the list. But there have been many people in history whose wealth has not been estimated till date.

Mansa Musa

According to historians, Mansa Musa, the king of Timbuktu, had so much wealth that till date no one has been able to estimate his wealth.

African country: Mali

Today Timbuktu is a city in the African country of Mali. Mansa Musa ruled the Timbuktu Sultanate at a time when there were gold deposits there.

Reign of  Mansa Musa

According to historians, during the reign of Mansa Musa, the demand for gold was very high and half of the world's gold was with him.

Sultanate of  Mansa Musa

According to a BBC report, today's Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad and Nigeria were all part of the Sultanate of Moses.

Meaning of Mansa

Mansa Musa's real name was Musa Keeta I, but after becoming the king, he came to be known as Mansa Musa. Mansa means king.

Mansa Musa became the king of Mali kingdom in 1312 AD and ruled till 1337 AD.

Construction of mosques

During the reign of 25 years, Mansa Musa had built many mosques, many of which still exist today.

Charity to the poor

Mansa Musa used to carry a huge amount of gold with his convoy and used to spend it heavily among the poor.

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