When I was a child there was a man named Mansa Musa. Mansa Musa was the richest man ever. Let me tell you his story
Mansa Musa and who he is.
Mansa Musa was the ruler of Mali in northern Africa. Mansa Musa was so rich he had 50% of the world gold as of 1312 before a across the desert. We should go inside its getting dark.
How much gold he took On the trip
Like I was saying Mansa Musa took a trip across the desert to the Middle east. Its told that Mansa Musa took 18 tons of gold! Back then that would be millions to billions.
A young griot (western african story teller) begins a story of the richest man from her time. Mansa musa.
Mansa Musa took over 60,000 people with him on the trip each person had a camel full of gold. Mansa Musa was Capable of so many things. The reason he went on such a journey was to make his pilgrimage to Mecca because he was muslim
Mansa Musa was the ruler of Mali in northern Africa.
Mansa Musa gave away all 18 tons of gold on his journey. Its said that he dropped the price of gold in the middle east because he gave so much away. On his journey back he lost all the money he took with him and went home.
Mansa Musa took 18 tons of gold!
After Mansa Musa died his fortune only lasted 2 generations of his family. All that gold had eiter been given away, used in battle, or taken from invader. Imagine thinking you had everything but in less then 100 years everything is gone. anyway I gotta go bye