Mansa Musa: The richest person of all time

Mansa Musa ruled over the Malian Empire in West Africa way back in the 14th century and is the richest person to have ever lived according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Have you ever heard of Mansa Musa? Well, he is the richest person who ever lived -- according to Celebritynetworth.com -- which adjusted its list for inflation. Mansa Musa ruled over the Malian Empire in West Africa way back in the 14th century.

His fortune would have been worth almost half a trillion dollars today.

See the full list: The 25 Richest People of All Time

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