The American weekly magazine Time has compiled a list of the ten richest and most influential people of all times and nations.
1- Mansa Musa
The rich man issue recognized the ruler of the medieval state of Mali Mansa Musa. According to Ferrum American College history professor Richard Smith, during Musa’s reign, he was the largest producer of gold, so his wealth is impossible to calculate accurately.
An idea of the size of Musa’s state can be gained from the description of his famous pilgrimage (Hajj) to Mecca, which he made in 1324. The Governor, who rode on horseback, accompanied, according to various estimates from 60,000. (Chronicle “Tarikh al-Sudan”) to 80,000. (In the chronicle “Tarikh al-Fattash”) people.
His march through Cairo, camel caravans and a host of slaves, the extravagance of the king, and the surrounding luxury glorify the monarch. The cost of the embassy court was so enormous that it caused the currency crisis in Egypt due to the influx of Maliyskoogo gold, the local precious metal significantly devalued.
In addition, historical sources mention that Musa’s army consisted of 200,000 people, including 40,000 archers – this amount is very significant, even for today’s superpowers. Save the image of Moses, which shows him holding the golden scepter, sitting on a golden throne, with a golden chalice in his hand and a golden crown on his head.