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Mansa Musa: A King Blessed With Gold

Mansa Musa: A King Blessed With Gold

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

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

Mansa Musa dominated his Malian empire in West Africa. The empire consisted of territory now often known as Ghana and parts of Mauritania. It was reported that the Mansa had gained management of a minimum of 24 cities and localities, making him amongst the most highly effective rulers in the area on the time. Much of the knowledge associated to the Mansa is sourced from Arabic script written by travellers comparable to Ibn Khaldun and Ibn Battuta.

King Mansa Musa

He wisely took advantage of the pure resources available to him in bulk which have been gold and salt. The king constructed many mosques within his kingdom helping educate at grassroots level. He also built madrassas (religious teaching centre’s) in locations akin to Timbuktu. He aspired to change 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 of his greatest architectural accomplishments.

Mansa Musa had one iconic moment where he took 70,000 pilgrims with him on an extended journey from Mali to Mecca in 1324–1325, to carry out the annual Hajj. It was mentioned each town he passed he distributed a lot gold that he changed the economic system of that locality.

Mansa Musa died in 1331 and eventually his empire deteriorated resulting from infighting and poor management his wealth and empire fell into irreversible decline. King Mansa Musa being the wealthiest person in history used his money and sources to build, develop and enhance tradition, faith and wider community prosperity.

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