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Mansa Musa: The richest person of all time

Jeremy Hobson Oct 15, 2012
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The Punchline

Mansa Musa: The richest person of all time

Jeremy Hobson Oct 15, 2012
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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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