Mansa Musa would have owned Musa Capital! Mansa Musa was the ruler of the Mali Empire from 1312 to 1337 who is said to be the richest man to ever live. Controlling territories rich in gold and copper, as well as monopolising trade between the north and interior of the continent, the Mali elite grew extremely wealthy. Mansa Musa brought back architects and scholars from his pilgrimage to Mecca who would build mosques and universities that made such cities as Timbuktu internationally famous. Mansa Musa’s 1324 CE stopover in Cairo, though, would spread Mali’s fame even further and on to Europe where tall tales of this king’s fabulous wealth in gold began to stir the interest of traders and explorers. Mansa Musa, the Mali Empire’s greatest ever ruler, was said to have spent so much gold in the markets of the Egyptian city that the value of bullion crashed by 20%.
re:imagined explores the concept of what the movements of notable black figures would have looked like from a branding standpoint present day. ______________________________________________
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