Mansa Musa, ancient african ruler, named the richest man ever by Celebrity Net Worth

Mansa Musa the 14th century emperor of the  West African kingdom of Mali is the richest person ever. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Mansa Musa was worth a staggering $400 billion, after adjusting for inflation.

Born in 1280, Mansa Musa ruled West Africa's Malian Empire which covered modern Ghana, Timbuktu, and Mali, in the early 1300s. The Malian Empire's production of more than half the world's supply of salt and gold contributed to Musa's vast wealth, which he used to build large mosques that still stand today.

 Malian Empire in the thirteenth Century

The Malian Empire in the 1300's

 

The West African empire was responsible for more than half of the world's salt and gold supply, according to Net Worth.

 

Mansa Musa built many mosques, some of which, still stand today. But the emperor really turned historic heads for the over-the-top extravagances of his 1324 pilgrimage to Mecca.

The trip, which he embarked up on during the 17th year of the monarch's glittering reign, was hosted by the leaders of both Mecca and Cairo and apparently was so brilliant, it "almost put Africa’s sun to shame."

According to the writings of Arab-Egyptian scholar Al-Umari, Musa inherited his throne through a practice of appointing a deputy after the king goes on his pilgrimage to Mecca; later naming the deputy as heir. Musa was appointed deputy of the king before him, who had reportedly embarked on an expedition to explore the limits of the Atlantic ocean, and never returned.

The 25 Richest People of All Time, According to Celebrity Net Worth

  1. #1 Mansa Musa I – Net Worth $400 Billion
  2. #2 The Rothschild Family – $350 Billion
  3. #3 John D. Rockefeller – Net Worth $340 Billion
  4. #4 Andrew Carnegie – Net Worth $310 Billion
  5. #5 Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov – Net Worth $300 Billion
  6. #6 Mir Osman Ali Khan – Net Worth $230 billion
  7. #7 William The Conqueror – Net Worth $229.5 Billion
  8. #8 Muammar Gaddafi – Net Worth $200 Billion
  9. #9 Henry Ford – Net Worth $199 Billion
  10. #10 Cornelius Vanderbilt – Net Worth $185 Billion
  11. #11 Alan Rufus – $178.65 billion
  12. #12 Bill Gates – Net Worth $136 Billion
  13. #13 William de Warenne – Net Worth $147.13 Billion
  14. #14 John Jacob Astor – Net Worth $121 Billion
  15. #15 Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl of Arundel – Net Worth $118.6 Billion
  16. #16 John of Gaunt – Net Worth $110 Billion
  17. #17 Stephen Girard – Net Worth $105 Billion
  18. #18 A.T. Stewart – Net Wort $90 Billion
  19. #19 Henry Duke of Lancaster – Net Worth $85.1 Billion
  20. #20 Friedrich Weyerhauser – Net Worth $80 Billion
  21. #21 Jay Gould – Net Worth $71 Billion
  22. #22 Carlos Slim Helu – Net Worth $68 Billion
  23. #22 Stephen Van Rensselaer – Net Worth $68 Billion
  24. #23 Marshall Field – Net Worth $66 Billion
  25. #24 Sam Walton – Net Worth $65 Billion
  26. #25 Warren Buffett – Net Worth $64 Billion
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