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“The blessing of the LORD makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.” (Proverbs 10:22, English Standard Version) Have you ever wondered about the richest person who ever lived? I assumed it would be some present-day entrepreneur such as Jeff Bezos (Amazon) or Bill Gates (Microsoft), but I was wrong. The richest person ever—with a fortune of $400 billion—was Mansa Musa, emperor of the Mali empire, who lived 1280-1337. No one in our time has come close to controlling a fortune that size. My mind will not wrap around that much money. And if I had it, I wouldn’t know…