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Tue Oct 16, 2012, 05:27 AM

Meet the 14th Century African king who was richest man in the world of all time (adjusted for inflat

Meet the 14th Century African king who was richest man in the world of all time (adjusted for inflation!)

An obscure king who ruled West Africa in the 14th century has been named the richest person in history in a new inflation-adjusted list of the world's 25 wealthiest people of all time.

Spanning 1,000 years and with a combined fortune of $4.317trillion, only three of the list's 25 are alive today; none of them are women and 14 of them are American.

Using the annual 2199.6per cent rate of inflation, where $100million in 1913 is equal to $2.299.63billion in 2012, Celebrity Net Worth's list includes familiar names like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett; but sitting at number one is Mansa Musa I of Mali.

The West Africa king, the richest person in history, and the ruler of the Malian Empire which covered modern day Ghana, Timbuktu and Mali in West Africa, had a personal net worth of $400billion at the time of his death in 1331.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2218025/Meet-14th-Century-African-king-richest-man-world-time-adjusted-inflation.html#ixzz29S7fYpUj



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dipsydoodle Oct 2012 OP
SemperEadem Oct 2012 #1
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Tue Oct 16, 2012, 07:13 AM

1. lovely to know

lots of natural resources on that continent... it's no wonder that wealth like that exists there.

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Tue Oct 16, 2012, 08:49 AM

4. And all the wars that ensued from

trying to take all that natural wealth.

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 07:36 PM

5. And Musa's empire, sustained by a large army,

exploited them all.

Gold and salt, ivory and slaves.

We focus on gold and salt, because ivory makes him sound like a poacher and slaves makes him sound like a slaver. He was no more either than he was a gold miner or salt miner. Taxes and monopolies.

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Tue Oct 16, 2012, 07:53 AM

3. du rec. nt

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