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King Mansa Musa wasn’t just the 1% of the 14th century — he may be the richest person of all time.

As the obscure ruler of West Africa’s Mali Empire, Musa amassed a jaw-dropping $400 billion during his reign from 1312 to 1337, according to a new inflation-adjusted list by celebritynetworth.com.

That outranks the Rothschild family, whose European banking dynasty landed them second on the list with $350 billion, and John D. Rockefeller, the American industrialist worth $340 billion.

The 25 billionaires and families listed have made some megabucks, with a combined worth of $4.3 trillion.

As for Musa’s moolah, his “shocking wealth came from his country’s vast production of more than half the world’s supply of salt and gold,” according to the Celebrity Net Worth survey, which converted each billionaire’s fortunes into 2012 dollars.

Musa was a devout Muslim who spearheaded an extensive building program of palaces and mosques.

But his money was eventually lost after his death in 1337, when he was believed to be in his late 50s.

“His heirs were not able to fend off civil war and invading conquerors. Just two generations later, his world record net worth was gone,” Celebrity Net Worth said.

Of the list’s top 25, 14 are Americans, including Microsoft founder Bill Gates, whose inflation-adjusted worth is about $136 billion.

Celebrity Net Worth's list

1. Mansa Musa I, (Ruler of Malian Empire, 1280-1331) $400 billion

2. Rothschild family (banking dynasty, 1740- ) $350 billion

3. John D. Rockefeller (industrialist, 1839-1937) $340 billion

4. Andrew Carnegie (industrialist, 1835-1919) $310 billion

5. Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (last Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918) $300 billion

6. Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII (last ruler of Hyderabad, 1886-1967) $236 billion

7. William the Conqueror (King of England, 1028-1087) $229.5 billion

8. Moammar Khadafy (former Libyan leader, 1942-2011) $200 billion :o

9. Henry Ford (Ford Motor Company founder, 1863-1947) $199 billion

10. Cornelius Vanderbilt (industrialist, 1794-1877) $185 billion

11. Alan Rufus (Fighting companion of William the Conqueror, 1040-1093) $178.65

12. Bill Gates (Founder of Microsoft, 1955- ) $136 billion

13. William de Warenne, 1st Earl of Surrey (Norman nobleman, ??-1088) $146.13 billion

14. John Jacob Astor (businessman, 1864-1912) $121 billion

15. Richard Fitzalan, 10th Earl of Arundel (English nobleman, 1306-1376) £118.6 billion

16. John of Gaunt (son of Edward III, 1330-1399) £110 billion

17. Stephen Girard (shipping and banking mogul, 1750-1831) $105 billion

18. Alexander Turney Stewart (entrepreneur, 1803-1876) $90 billion

19. Henry, 1st Duke of Lancaster (English noble, 1310-1361) $85.1 billion

20. Friedrich Weyerhaeuser (timber mogul, 1834-1914) $80 billion

21. Jay Gould (railroad tycoon, 1836-1892) $71 billion

22. Carlos Slim (business magnate, 1940- ) $68 billion (TIE)

22. Stephen Van Rensselaer (land owner, 1764- 1839) $68 billion (TIE)

23. Marshall Field (Marshall Field & Company founder, 1834-1906) $66 billion

24. Sam Walton (Walmart founder, 1918-1992) $65 billion

25. Warren Buffett (investor, 1930- ) $64 billion

Read more: http://www.nydailyne...1#ixzz29fd024tz

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the guy shook egypt's economy by visiting

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Gadaffi had to leave his shoes outside

the dude went in

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As for Musa’s moolah, his “shocking wealth came from his country’s vast production of more than half the world’s supply of salt and gold,” according to the Celebrity Net Worth survey, which converted each billionaire’s fortunes into 2012 dollars.

this mali brudda would be spitting chew in disgust at the motherland now

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CHASS

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daily fail done a piece on it as well.

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The West Africa king, the richest person in history, and the ruler of the Malian Empire which covered modern day Ghana, Timbuktu and Mali in West Africa, had a personal net worth of $400billion at the time of his death in 1331.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2218025/Meet-14th-Century-African-king-richest-man-world-time-adjusted-inflation.html#ixzz29gIseHcb

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bang bang

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What did he leave for you

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What did he leave for you

Chorrrrrs

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he might not have left anything but still suttin positive

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In comparison, the poorest man on the list is 82-year-old Warren Buffett, who at his peak net worth, before he started giving his fortune to charity, was $64billion.

word should not be used

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niggas cant be proud of history nah? kk

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"The ruler who preceded me did not believe that it was impossible to reach the extremity of the ocean that encircles the earth (meaning the Atlantic). He wanted to reach that (end) and was determined to pursue his plan. So he equipped two hundred boats full of men, and many others full of gold, water and provisions sufficient for several years. He ordered the captain not to return until they had reached the other end of the ocean, or until he had exhausted the provisions and water. So they set out on their journey. They were absent for a long period, and, at last just one boat returned. When questioned the captain replied: 'O Prince, we navigated for a long period, until we saw in the midst of the ocean a great river which flowing massively. My boat was the last one; others were ahead of me, and they were drowned in the great whirlpool and never came out again. I sailed back to escape this current.' But the Sultan would not believe him. He ordered two thousand boats to be equipped for him and his men, and one thousand more for water and provisions. Then he conferred the regency on me for the term of his absence, and departed with his men, never to return nor to give a sign of life."

Quote of the Sultan himself.

This mean the Africans failed to go to the Americas?

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Dude be all over Twitter too.

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why has this come up now

this has been news

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bare jewish people crying about king solomon in comments not being on the list

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i dont get it

what difference does it make to ordinary people's lives that these people were/are rich?

other than the fact some may be from the same place as these people

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i dont get it

what difference does it make to ordinary people's lives that these people were/are rich?

other than the fact some may be from the same place as these people

motivation.

Same reason why half the people in the hood aspire to be drug dealers. If people from your background do well at anything, it inspires people to take the same route because they can see first hand it can be done. Also if you come from a background of money getters, you're more likely to feel like a failure if youre not one yourself. so again its motivation.

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i need to start hangin round rich people

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lol its hurting certain people (jews mainly) that the richest man of all time was a devout muslim, a devout muslim and an african, we cant be having that now can we.

Reading about this guy, he caused an inflation in the economy on the way to mecca, guy was handing out gold to poor folk, these greedy arabs in the gulf should learn from him.

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lol its hurting certain people (jews mainly) that the richest man of all time was a devout muslim, a devout muslim and an african, we cant be having that now can we.

Reading about this guy, he caused an inflation in the economy on the way to mecca, guy was handing out gold to poor folk, these greedy arabs in the gulf should learn from him.

isnt money the root of all evil though?

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