Talking about modern history, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Mukesh Ambani or Bill Gates are counted among the richest people in the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During the reign of 25 years, Mansa Musa had built many mosques, many of which still exist today.
Mansa Musa used to carry a huge amount of gold with his convoy and used to spend it heavily among the poor.