By PK Krentsil
History has had its fair share of wealthy people, from the kings and rulers of centuries past to the oil tycoons and tech giants of the modern world.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is projected to be the world’s first trillionaire, but before him there was a king in Africa who held mass amounts of riches. His name was Mansa Musa. These are 10 things to know about the ruler of the Mali empire.
He inherited the throne from his brother
He expanded the Mali empire
Under Mansa Musa’s rule, the Mali empire doubled in size, stretching more than 2,000 miles and eventually encompassing modern-day Mali, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Mauritania.
His wealth mainly came from natural Click here to read entire article