The richest man ever in the history of Humanity is African.
His Name is Mansa Musa, Emperor of the 14th century Mali Empire which covered modern day Mali, Senegal, Gambia, and Guinea.
At the time of his death in 1331, Mansa Musa was worth the equivalent of 400 billion dollars. Before European invasion of Africa, Mali Empire was producing more than half the world’s supply of salt and gold.
When Mansa Musa went on a pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324 he carried so much gold, and spent them so lavishly that the price of gold fell