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Mansa Musa, one of the wealthiest people who ever lived

When we think of the wealthiest person in history, we don’t need to look too far. Jeff Bezos currently holds the title, and owns more wealth than nearly every human to have ever lived. But others in history have been fabulously wealthy before — such as Mansa Musa of the empire of Mali. His fortune was so vast it could devastate local economies when he visited! Learn the epic history of one of Africa’s greatest kings.

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