The Richest People Of All Time







Forget Forbes.. This is  25 Richest people of ALL TIME..only 3 people on the list are alive and only 2 Africans made it on the list...One of them was the first.
The first on the list, that is the richest man of all time... was African King Mansa Musa...Im sure you recall this guy, King of Mali...not that you know em personally, way before our time
Mansa Musa I: This video game representation of the king shows what he may have looked like in the 1300's

Mansa Musa I, the richest person in history, had a personal net worth of $400billion at the time of his death in 1331.Born in 1280, he ruled West Africa's Malian Empire which covered modern day Ghana, Timbuktu and Mali.His country's production of more than half the world's supply of salt and gold contributed to Musa's vast wealth, which he used to build large mosques that still stand today.According to the writings of Arab-Egyptian scholar Al-Umari, Musa inherited his throne through a practice of appointing a deputy after the king goes on his pilgrimage to Mecca; later naming the deputy as heir. Musa was appointed deputy of the king before him, who had reportedly embarked on an expedition to explore the limits of the Atlantic ocean, and never returned.Just two generations after his death, however, Musa's world record net worth was diminished after is heirs were not able to fend off civil war and invading conquerors. 
And another African that made it on the list was *Drumroll* Muamar Gaddafi with a net worth of $200 billion
Muammar Gaddafi: According to Celebrity Net Worth, after his capture and death in 2011, reports surfaced he had a secret net worth of $200 billion


According to Celebrity Net Worth, after his capture and death in 2011, reports surfaced that Muammar Gaddafi had a secret net worth of $200 billion. In the months surrounding his death, nearly $70billion in cash was seized in foreign bank accounts and real estate, his assets frozen.  One of the assets Gaddafi owned was an Airbus A340 private jet, which he bought from Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia for $120million in 2003. The plane was captured at Tripoli airport in August 2011 as a result of the Libyan civil war, and found by BBC News reporter John Simpson to contain various luxuries including a jacuzzi.A year prior to acquiring the private jet, Gaddafi purchased a 7.5per cent share of Italian football club Juventus for US$21million. Nine years later on 25 February, 2011, Britain's Treasury traced Gaddafi's assets in Britain after he allegedly worked for years with Swiss banks to launder international banking transactions.In November 2011, The Sunday Times identified property worth £1 billion in the UK that Gaddafi owned.

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