The African Mansa Moussa is the richest man of all time with an fortune estimated at 400 Billion Dollars !
El Hajj Mansa Musa, an immensely wealthy ruler.
Mansa Moussa or Kankou Moussa is the tenth « mansa » (king of kings) of the Mali Empire from 1312 to 1332 or 1337. When it came to the throne, the Mali Empire was made up of territories that had belonged to the empire of Ghana and Melle (Mali) as well as the surrounding areas. Moussa has many titles, emir de Melle, lord of mines in Wangara, or conqueror of Ghanata, Fouta-Djalon and at least a dozen other regions.
It carries the Mali Empire at its peak, from Fouta-Djalon to Agadez and on the lands of the former Empire of Ghana. It established diplomatic relations with Portugal, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt.
His reign corresponds to the golden age of the Malian empire. He is considered one of the richest men in history, if not the richest, his fortune being estimated at the equivalent of 400 billion dollars or 310 billion euros today.
Kanga Moussa means « Moussa, son of Kankou Hamidou » in reference to his mother, Mandingos were at that time a matriarchal society, other variants of this name are Kankou Moussa and Kankan Moussa.
He is mostly referred to as Mansa Moussa in European historical texts and in literature.
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