The reachest man in the history of the world in the equivalency of today’s money had an astonishing 400 billion dollars. It was the whole 60 billion more than John D. Rockefeller who had amassed the equivalent of around $340 billion by the time he died in 1937.
A Brief Story of Mansa Musa
Mansa Musa was the ruler of the Mali empire. He sat on the throne in 1312 after Abu-Bakr who appointed him to be his deputy didn’t come back from his exploration journey over the Atlantic ocean.
Interesting Facts about Mansa Musa:
- During his reign, he used to build one mosque every Friday. Many of the buildings prevailed over time standing now where they were built as a priceless legacy to Muslim people.
- Mansa Musa was building universities throughout the country.
- 1324 he set into a pilgrimage to Mecca with an entourage of 60 thousand people. Besides the numbers of people, there were many animals and incredible amounts of gold for the world had to witness his amazing wealth.
- He made his citizens more than financially stable and satisfied and left an important cultural legacy behind.
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Mali is a country located in northern Africa. It is known for the mines of salt. French is the official language that most people speak as Mali was a French colony. It is often mistaken for Maldives. Despite its famous past now it is a very poor place with a lot of violent crimes like robberies and kidnappings.