You will surely be surprised to learn that the richest man in the history of mankind is an African, who has always been considered an arid and poor continent.
Who is the richest man in human history? No, it wasn’t Jeff Bezos or Bill Gates. It’s not Carnegie, Rockefeller, or even Augustus Caesar either – although our former Roman Emperor is in second place.
Richest Augustus Caesar is the richest man who ever lived on Earth. He was so rich that when he spent money the whole economy of medieval Egypt was disrupted.
With his insignificant wealth, this man gave gold and silver to all the poor and poor he met. Sadly, this kindness sent the gold market in Egypt and the Middle East plunged unabated for 12 years.
You will surely be surprised to find out who is the richest man in the history of mankind.
We are talking about Mansa Musa, king of the Malian Empire, who ruled West Africa from 1312 until his death in 1337. During his reign on the throne, Musa accumulated a fortune. so big that even historians couldn’t understand.
Musa I (k. 1280 – k. 1337) is the tenth Mansa (meaning “king of kings” or “emperor”) of the rich Malian Empire. By the time Mansa Musa ascended to the throne, the Mali Empire controlled the former territories of the Ghanaian Empire and Melle (Mali) and the surrounding lands. Musa has many titles, including Emir Melle, mine lord Wangara, conqueror of Ghanata, Futa-Jallon, and a dozen others.
Historical documents Mansa Musa is the richest person of all time with a net worth of $ 400 billion (converted to present value), a huge figure far exceeding the total assets of 3 billionaires Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Amancio Ortega reunited.
Although more than 700 years have passed, but in terms of wealth and influence, no one can match the level of Mansa Musa.
So far, no one can match Mansa Musa.
Mansa Musa comes from a royal line, he is the nephew of King Abubakari Keita II and was appointed to rule water affairs during the king’s absence. He later inherited the throne when King Abubakari, who had always cherished his plan to explore the Atlantic, personally led 2,000 ships on his voyage of discovery, never returned, simply because he did not have it. made. I think 199 ships they sent before they mysteriously disappeared into the great whirlwind between the ocean and only one ship left to return to report the news.
Mansa Musa was crowned in 1312, while Mali was already a powerful empire and had vital trade routes. At that time Mali was the largest supplier of gold to the world, even half of the gold and salt in the world went to Mali.
In order to expand the influence of the Malian Empire, Mansa Musa exercised greater control over the lands, including Timbuktu and much of western Sudan. Trade routes through the Sahara Desert were then concentrated in the city of Timbuktu, a center for the trade in gold, salt, ivory, kola nuts and slaves. It is not only an extremely important economic and cultural center in Africa, but also the focal point of Muslim countries. Under the reign of Mansa Musa, the city of Timbuktu has grown more and more and has become a meeting place for writers, academics and artists from the Middle East.
Many academics, architects and Arab artists also followed Mansa Musa to his home.
Mansa Musa was crowned in 1312, while Mali was already a powerful empire and had vital trade routes.
Although only in office for 25 years, the achievements that Mansa Musa created for the economy and culture of the Malian Empire have always been a highlight in African history and helped him to become a great king of the story. history of this continent.
Mansa Musa is a pious king and believes that Islam is the gateway to the Eastern Mediterranean cultural world, so he worked hard to develop Islam on his way back to earth. St. Pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324, the greatest success of his tenure.
The Mansa Musa pilgrimage is considered the most lavish and majestic journey of a monarch. All of the king’s 60,000 entourages, including 12,000 slaves, 500 messengers, and a long row of camels, had to carry gold bars or bags filled with gold so Mansa Musa could distribute them easily. for all the poor villagers he meets on the way. This made him known as a generous and generous king. People even stood along the streets leading to Mecca waiting for Mansa Musa to arrive. Someone also revealed that, 12 years after Mansa Musa’s presence in Cairo, millions of people are still singing songs praising the great king of the Malian Empire.
Although he still attached importance to the development of Islam, in his reign Mansa Musa established a freedom of religion and belief.
During stopovers in Cairo (Egypt) or Medina (Saudi Arabia), Mansa Musa spent too much gold and accidentally destroyed the economies of these regions. The spread of gold and silver in the market pushed up the price and inflation lasted for the next decade. Then, to correct his mistake, Mansa Musa bought gold from the loan sharks in Cairo. It was probably the first and only time in history until such a point that an individual could control the prices of gold and silver throughout the vast Mediterranean.
After his pilgrimage to Mecca, King Mansa Musa began to build many large mosques, huge libraries, royal palaces and Muslim schools throughout his Empire. Although still focused on the development of Islam, but in his reign Mansa Musa established a freedom of religion and belief. Some Muslim scholars visiting Mali were surprised to see the colorful dress of the locals, even the women here do not need to wear the veil. Education under Mansa Musa was completely free and received a lot of encouragement, and the wealthy king founded the famous Sankore Madsarah University. These are the things that have drawn people from all over the world to come here to improve their knowledge.
Mansa Musa is still considered one of the most powerful men in history.
In the 14th century, the names of Mansa Musa and the Malian Empire spread throughout the Arab world and attracted the attention of European cartographers, to the point of being on map five.In 1375, Mansa Musa appeared in middle of West Africa as sitting on a throne and holding a gold ingot in his hand as to symbolize his wealth.
Until now, Mansa Musa is considered one of the most powerful people in history, and also the richest man in the world.