On a list adjusted to reflect inflation, billionaire Warren Buffett is the 25th wealthiest person who ever lived with a net worth of $64 billion.
But listed at number one, beating out the Rothschilds, the Carnegies, the Rockefellers and the Fords is Mansa Musa I worth $400 billion.
Emperor Mansa Musa I was born in 1280 and ruled the Malian Empire, which consisted of Timbuktu, Ghana and Mali in West Africa. He made his fortune by supplying half the world’s salt and gold.
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