Mansa Musa: A King Blessed With Gold

In line with a report in 2012 Mansa Musa (1280–1331) the King of Mali was deemed to have been the richest individual in history. He ruled Mali in Africa in the course of the 14th century.

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Utilizing inflation adjustment techniques Mansa Musa’s fortune is estimated to have been around $400 billion a substantial amount by any account, colossally overpowering any modern rich elites.

Mansa Musa dominated his Malian empire in West Africa. The empire consisted of territory now often known as Ghana and elements of Mauritania. It was reported that the Mansa had gained control of at least 24 cities and localities, making him amongst the most powerful rulers within the area on the time. A lot of the knowledge related to the Mansa is sourced from Arabic script written by travellers akin to Ibn Khaldun and Ibn Battuta.

King Mansa Musa

He correctly took advantage of the natural resources available to him in bulk which have been gold and salt. The king built many mosques within his kingdom helping educate at grassroots level. He also built madrassas (spiritual teaching centre’s) in places reminiscent of Timbuktu. He aspired to alter and enhance the lives of his people. Mansa Musa acquired and contracted architects from as distant as Al Andalus (Islamic Spain) and Cairo to assist build and design some of his grand buildings and palace. The commentable creation of Djinguereber Mosque was also one in every of his greatest architectural accomplishments.

Mansa Musa had one iconic second where he took 70,000 pilgrims with him on a protracted journey from Mali to Mecca in 1324–1325, to carry out The Richest Man Ever lived annual Hajj. It was said each city he passed he distributed a lot gold that he modified the economy of that locality.

Mansa Musa died in 1331 and eventually his empire deteriorated as a result of infighting and poor management his wealth and empire fell into irreversible decline. King Mansa Musa being the wealthiest particular person in history used his money and resources to build, develop and improve culture, faith and wider community prosperity.
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