- The wealthiest man to ever live was an African king from the 14th century
- King Mansa Musa had an estimated wealth of $400 billion by today's standards
If we go back in time, we can think of the giant tycoons of the 19th century that modernized the United States. People like Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller have gone down in history as some of the greatest businessmen, and of course, owners of large fortunes that make even Bezos tag far behind in the ranking!
Mansa Musa Had Enough Gold And Riches To Make King Solomon Blush!
However, not even Rockefeller with his estimated $300 billion in today's money comes near to the real richest man in history. With an estimated $400 billion (a bigger difference than all of Bill Gates' fortune) ancient African Emperor Musa I remains at the top of the list! Known as Mansa Musa from the Mali term for Emperor, Musa made history for his legendary pilgrimage to Mecca in the 14th century...
Watch the video above to learn more!