RICHEST RULER: Whenever it comes to the world’s richest people, the first thought comes from Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Carlos Slim. But very few people will know that the richest person in history was from Africa. Yes, the continent of Africa, most of whose countries are victims of civil war. On the basis of religion and caste, blood is being shed in countries like Nigeria, Mali, Rwanda, Uganda, and Sudan.

In such a situation, in the 13th century, a king of the Mali Empire ruled Mansa Musa (first). It is said that once he gave so much money to a village that inflation in that village increased very much. Come here, know some special events related to Moses, which is the proof of his being the richest.

Musa Keita I

Musa Keita I: According to Money magazine, a monthly English magazine in America, the introduction of ‘the richest man in history’ is about Mansa Musa I. Introduction It is also that he was the king of Timbuktu. This king ruled from 1312 to 1337 years and from here he collected the wealth of Arabs. Musa ruled the Sultanate of Mali at a time when he used to own a huge stock of minerals especially gold. This was the era when the demand for gold in the whole world was at its peak. His real name was Musa Keita I, but after sitting on the throne, he was called Mansa, which means Emperor. King Mansa Musa of the Mali Empire, who lived in the jungles of Africa, would have got the first place in the list of world’s richest people if he were alive today.

It is a difficult task to calculate the wealth of Mansa Musa according to today’s times. According to a report by the celebrity net worth website, he had a fortune of $ 400 billion. Had he been alive today, he would have had so much wealth that it would have been difficult to guess. According to the wealth he had at that time, he is considered to be the world’s richest man in human history today. That is, today he would be the owner of about 24615980000000 rupees. In Indian currency, this amount is about 2.5 million rupees.


Although Moses is not alive today, no one is equal to his wealth. Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos has been declared the world’s richest man this week among the current rich. Which has a wealth of US $ 1,06,000 million. Mansa Musa had more wealth than Jeff Bezos. If inflation is not accounted for, Jeff Bezos has the most money among the living people of history. However, people who question it are also found.

Despite this, even if inflation is taken into consideration, comparing the wealth of Moses to recent living or dead nobles, we find that the Rothschild family has the US $ 3,50,000 million and John D. Rockefeller has 3,40,000. There was wealth equal to a million US dollars.

The most famous story of Mansa Musa’s period is his visit to Mecca. It is a matter of 1324. In this journey, Mansa Musa had decided the distance of six and a half thousand kilometers. The part is that those who wanted to see Mansa Musa, were shocked when they reached his caravan. People saw that 60 thousand people were involved in Mansa Musa’s caravan and of these 12 thousand were only personal sultans of the Sultan. Mansa Musa used to ride a squad of 500 people who had a gold rod in their hands on the horse. These 500 messengers of Mansa Musa wore the finest silk veneer.


Apart from these, in this caravan, there was also a bundle of 80 camels, on which 136 kg of gold was loaded. It is said that Mansa Musa was so generous that when he passed through the Egyptian capital, Cairo, he donated so much money to the poor that there was huge inflation in that area.

Today’s Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Chad, and Nigeria were then part of the Sultanate of Moses. Mansa Musa built many mosques, many of which still exist today. The Jingareber Mosque of Timbuktu is one of the mosques built during the era of Mansa Musa which still exists today.

Because of this journey of Mansa Musa, because of his wealth reached the ears of Europeans. People from Europe started coming to them only to see to what extent what is being said about their wealth is true.

When the wealth of Mansa Musa was confirmed, the Mali Sultanate and the name of its emperor were included in the important Catalan Atlas of that time. The Catalan Atlas of the 14th century describes all the places that Europeans knew then.

Moses ruled for nearly 25 years, in the kingdom of Moses the territory of present-day Ghana, Timbuktu, and Mali comes. After the death of Moses, the next generation could not manage his business. It is believed that the long civil war and the invasion of foreign forces broke the back of his business.


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