Mansa Musa was the 10th emperor or sultan of West African Mali Empire. He had a net worth of over $400 Billion. Musa is said to be the richest man ever in history.
He was born in 1280 and died in 1337. He was a devout muslim. Musa went to Mecca in 1324. He took 60,000 men and 12,000 slaves with him who each carried 4 pounds of gold bars. Mansa Musa built a lot of mosques and madrasas in Goa and Timbuktu. He ruled for nearly 25 years.
After adjusting for inflation, his net worth of $400 billion tops John D. Rockefeller’s $340 billion thus making him the richest man who ever lived.