we’ve always heard about wealthy and affluent people of all times but most times we hear about Europeans and not really much of Africans but below is a list of wealthiest Africans of all time, NO1 is considered to be wealthiest man ever lived.
We do know for a fact that Mansa Musa ruled the Mali Empire in the 14th century and his land was laden with lucrative natural resources, most notably gold. He was also a successful military leader, having captured 24 cities, according to David C. Conrad’s “Empires of Medieval West Africa: Ghana, Mali, and Songhay.” But it was his Islamic faith that prompted him to make his pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324, thus exposing his extraordinary riches to the outside world.
Here’s everything we know about this legendary king:
Musa Keita I came into power in 1312. At the time, much of Europe was struggling and and facing declining gold and silver production, while many African kingdoms were thriving.
Muammar Gaddafi left behind a net worth of $200 billion. He was so rich that when he died, it was discovered that he had secret wealth that was dazzling. In 2011, it was found that he got property worth £1 billion in the UK.
Oba Obateru Akinrutan.
Oba Obateru Akinrutan is the traditional King of Ugboland. Ugboland is in Ondo State, Nigeria. He is the owner of one of the largest private oil firm in Nigeria, Obat Oil. The king was crowned in 2009, also deals on real estate in different parts of the world.
King Mswati III, Swaziland.
King Mswati is the last absolute monarch in Africa who is married to more than 15 women. He holds a flamboyant birthday celebration yearly and refuses to share a spot with Jesus Christ on Easter holiday. The king’s personal net worth is at least $50 million. He doesn’t spare luxury and has become a king who doesn’t really consider the traditional way of keeping calm as a ruler. He is into a lot of investments and has never shied away from showing off his wealth.