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Who is the richest man since ever?

04:26 PM | 8 Apr, 2015
Who is the richest man since ever?
LAHORE (Ali Zain) – Today’s economic structure allows wealthy people to circulate their investments into the free market and increase it every single moment but it is a matter of amazement that none of the current rich people could carve a history to become the richest ever man on earth.

Musa Keita is believed to be the richest man to happen on earth ever since it began. He owned assets of worth $400 billion which mainly consisted of gold mines and other natural reserves. Musa held many titles, including Emir of Melle, Lord of the Mines of Wangara, Conqueror of Ghanata, and at least a dozen others.


Musa, who was the tenth king of Mali Empire, used Mansa as his designation which is translated as “King of Kings” or “Emperor”. He was born in 1280 and died of unknown reasons in 1337. At the time of his rise to the throne, the Malian Empire consisted of territory formerly belonging to the Ghana Empire in present-day southern Mauritania and in Melle (Mali) and the immediate surrounding areas.

Musa was a true Muslim and his pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324 has been recorded by Arab historians to include 60,000 men and12,000 slaves who each carried four pounds of pure gold. The emperor provided all necessities for the procession, feeding the entire company of men and animals.

Arab historian Al-Umari quoted Musa as “The tenth Mansa did not believe that it was impossible to reach the extremity of the ocean that encircles the earth (the Atlantic Ocean). He wanted to reach that (end) and was determined to pursue his plan. So he equipped two hundred boats full of men, and many others full of gold, water and provisions sufficient for several years. He ordered them to travel till they find the other end but after several years the captain returned to inform the King that all others had died during the travel”.

Sankore Mosque - TIMBUKTU Photos (9)
Sankore Mosque, built by Musa Mansa

Musa also constructed many mosques and universities in his territory; most famously the ancient center of learning University of Sankore was constructed during his reign. Today the palace of the greatest king has vanished but the university and its mosque still stand in Timbuktu city.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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