Rarely do Ghana’s richest personalities openly declare their net worth. A lot of mystery has surrounded this topic. What is guaranteed is that a majority of wealthy Ghanaians have gotten their income from the business sector. Here is a comprehensive list that informs you on the richest man in Ghana today.
10. Alhaji Adamu Idrissu
Net worth: $550 Million. Last but not least is a tycoon in transport and logistics. Alhaji Idrissu is owner and CEO of Global Haulage. This company has high interest in the transportation and evacuation of cocoa. Cocoa being one of Ghana’s main exports means there is a lot of business for this company hence the millionaire status for its owner.
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9. Ramchand Udharam Mohinani
Net worth: $580 Million. Being of Indian descent, this man is part of a second generation of one of the most enterprising Ghanaian businessmen. His wealth is attributed to the Mohinani group which deals in plastic and has acquired a number of companies over the year including Polytank and Somovision.
8. Joseph Siaw Agyepong
Net worth: $600 Million. Here is yet more proof that the most successful business men try their hand at a variety of ventures. Joseph Siaw Agyepong’s wealth is derived from Jospong holdings, a successful company that operates in waste management, automobiles, logistics, oil and gas, manufacturing, ICT and Banking. It is known that this company has interests in 11 different Ghanaian industries. With such diversity, wealth is a given..
7. Kwabena Duffuor
Net worth: $680 Million. This man is a jack of all trades. As a stakeholder in UniBank, House of Duffuor Asset holdings and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, it is clear how he managed to climb onto this list as one of Ghana’s richest man. From what we can see, Duffuor will become a common name in such lists for years to come as his sons are also key players in Ghana’s commercial industry
6. Mohammed Ahmed Odaymat
Net worth: $800 Million. As the chairman of the Board of BBC Industrial, Mohammed Odaymat has managed to amass impressive wealth. It is thought that most of his wealth comes from his personal businesses in companies such as Rana Motors as well as Metal Works Engineering.
5. Michael Ibrahim Mahama
Net worth: $860 Million. He is the owner of Africa’s largest mining firm; Engineers and Planners. Like many other wealthy businessmen, he has had great passion in private sector that was passed on to him by his father.
4. Nabil Edmond Moukarzel
Net worth: $900 Million. This is one of the most ardent investors in Ghana. He is reported to be the owner of the largest amount of shares in Fina Trade Group. The fact that he can make such wealth from investment says a lot about his business acumen.
3. Sir Sam Jonah
Net worth: $1.2 billion. Starting off our Ghana billionaires list is a tycoon in the mining industry. Anyone familiar with the mining industry gas heard of Jonah Capital. What many may not know is that under his company, Sir Sam Jonah has approximately 14 mineral assets in a number of African countries. While this is quite impressive, check out our next billionaire
2. Ernesto Taricone
Net worth: $1.3 Billion. Charles Ernesto Taricone, owner of Trasacco group is a billionaire with a difference. He is credited with creating many job opportunities for both Ghanaian nationals and foreigners under his civil engineering company which also deals in industrial investments.
1. Charles Ampofo
Net worth: $1.46 Billion. Unless you have been living under a rock, this name must be familiar to you. This billionaire is known for being the founder and CEO of Kampac Group, an oil and gas company that is headquartered in Dubai. His company has extended its business to real estate, tours and travels and communications. With offices in the UK, Greece, Canada, Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, Venezuela and South Africa, it is no surprise that this company has placed Ampofo at the top of this list as the richest man in Ghana.
There you have it; the richest men in Ghana all have wide business interests in almost all Ghanaian industries. However, there is still a growing number of wealthy individuals, not only in business. It turns out that talent pays just as well for Ghanaian sports stars! With celebrity news reporting Andre Ayew net worth at $22 million, footballer Asamoah Gyan net worth at $20 million and Jordan Ayew net worth at $2 million, it remains to be seen whether 2018 will see celebrities overtake businessmen in terms of wealth.