Are you in Ghana and interested in knowing the richest people in your country, don’t worry one day your name will be mentioned as one of the richest people in Ghana and beyond?
As of today, March 2020, the richest people in Ghana are:
Charles Ampofo – $1.46 billion
He is the founder of the Kampac group. The company that deals with oil transactions in Dubai and the Philippines.
Other companies under it include Kampac Resources, Kampac Travels, Kampac Properties, KampacFlora, and Kampac Telecom.
Charles Ampofo aside being the chairman of his company, he is also a member of the Fortune Forum Group. He has been a member of the group for over 12 years. Thus, he is the current richest man in Ghana.
Dr. Kwame Addo Kafur – $1.2 billion
According to statistics, Dr. Kwame Addo Kafur is the second richest man in Ghana.
He is a younger brother to Ghana’s former President (John Kafur), a medical doctor by profession, who owns luxurious properties in different parts of the country.
He was once the defense docket under his brother’s tenure. Although despite his achievements and wealth, he still does not agree with the fact that he is among the richest people in the country.
John Mahama – $900 million
As we all know, John Mahama is the former President of Ghana and has a huge business investments all across Ghana and beyond.
He is worth $900 million which makes him the third richest person in Ghana.
Michael Ibrahim – $860 million
Michael Ibrahim is a businessman with a great reputation in the private sector. He is said to have drawn his inspiration from his father, who happens to be a renowned business person too.
Currently, he majors in the mining industry. Most people recognize him from his managing role at Engineers and Planners organization.
The Irani Family – $800 million
This family comprises of Edmund Irani and his brother, Anthony Irani.
Irani family presently owns the largest wheat flour company in the country known as Brothers & Others Limited. The company’s net worth is estimated to be worth $800 million.
Kwabena Duffuor – $680 Million
Kwabena Duffuor, Chief Executive Officer of House of Duffour Asset Holdings owns a significant number of shares in UniBank.
The company is said to be affiliated with his family or belongs to him alone, as the name suggests. He is the founding father of The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
Dr. Sam E. Jonah – $650 Million
A successful business magnate, his enterprises are based in South Africa.
He is into oil, mining, agriculture, finance, real estate, among others. In his career, he has led different organizations such as Ashanti Goldfields.
Aside that, he is currently a board member of the following organizations; Range Resources and Motto Goldmines Limited, Equator Exploration, Scharrig Mining, Equinox Limited, and Standard Bank (South Africa), among many others.
The Hitti Family – $540 million
This family has a net worth of $540 million and it is headed by Robert Hiti who runs the HITTI Group, linked to other nine subsidiary businesses in Ghana and other countries in Africa.
Ghassan Yared – $480 million
Ghassan Yared owns Forewin Ghana Limited, which deals in marketing and distribution of marketing functions. His firm is among the largest in the sector. Many Ghanaians widely recognize his notable works.
Serge Bakalian – $460 million
Currently the Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of the Takoradi Flour Mills, he has been running the affiliated family company since he took over for his Armenian father.
The company is among the few firms in the industry, making a considerable fortune in Ghana.
Haruna Iddrisu – $300 million
He is a young and established optician, Barrister, and Businessman. He is a politician and has been a legislator in four consecutive parliaments; 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th.
Currently, Haruna is the minority leader in the 7th Parliament of Ghana.
Joseph Siaw Agyepong – $300 million
He is the CEO of a series of companies such as JA Plant Pool, Jaspong Group, and Zoomlion.
Joseph started small selling books before he made his fortune in the business world. Interestingly, he currently owns more than 30 companies dealing in gas, oil, real estate, construction, and mining.
Dr. Kwesi Nduom – $300 million
He holds a Ph.D. in Service delivery. He significantly contributed to the establishment and Deloitte and Touche. He has worked for various organizations in the country before becoming the rich man he is today.
He is the founder of other several businesses operating in different parts of Ghana. Some of them include; Coconut Groove Hotels, Gold Coast Investments, First National Savings, and Loans organizations. They run these businesses with his wife.
Alexander Kofi Mensah Mould – $282 million
He holds an MBA in Finance and Economics and Decision Making Sciences.
His successful career can be traced back to Ghana National Petroleum Corporation. Apart from him dealing in oil, he has also served in the Executive Director position of Boards of Standard Chartered Bank and held various high positions in the business space earning him a considerable fortune.
Dr. Kofi Amoah – $250 million
He is known to have a close association with the Western Union and other several banks in the continent. Dr. Amoah has also served on various boards ranging from sports to Insurance. He is the founder and CEO of Citizen Kofi Entertainment Center. Other companies belonging to him are J.S. Investments Inc. based in Los Angeles, PPVIA Ghana Limited, and Progeny Aluminum.
Nana Akufo-Addoh – $250 million
He is the current President of Ghana, apart from being a prominent political figure, he is also a competent lawyer. Before he joined politics, Nana was practicing law.
He has practiced law and represented various clients both in Ghana and internationally. Also, his experience in law has enabled him to serve as a board member in different reputable firms.
Tsatsu Tsikata – $245 million
Tsatsu Tsikata is a professional lawyer and a businessman who major on the petroleum business. Most people recognize him for his exceptional while working as the CEO of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation.
Dr. Yaw Osafo-Maafo – $220 million
Dr. Yaw is one of those individuals who left their profession to follow their fortune in other fields.
Yaw Osafo-Maafo joins the list of the richest people in Ghana because he has held several positions in his life.
He has also worked in the baking industry. Some of the banks he has worked for are National Investment Bank and African Development, as a consultant.
Dr. Kwesi Botchwey – $200 million
A Lawyer and a Lecturer, he has taught in various countries in Africa, including Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, and Ghana.
He was once appointed to serve in the finance department at Oxford University. Dr. Kwesi is also into real estate, hospitality, and mining.
Dr. Alhaji Asuma Abu Bunda – $200 million
Dr. Alhaji Asuma is an entrepreneur, business tycoon, and philanthropist. He is the CEO of Antrak Group of companies.
Alhaji Asuma is behind the establishment of the following firms; Tema Container Terminal, OTAL Holding Group, Cross Marine Services, Nigeria.
Dr. Kwaku Afriyie – $180 million
He is a prominent political figure. He served in the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Lands, Ministry of Forestry and Mines. Similarly, he was once the chairman of the Electric Company of Ghana.
As a professional doctor, he owns a private clinic. Also, another source of his wealth is the investment sector, especially agriculture— palm oil, cocoa, and cola.
Kwadwo Adejei Darko – $150 million
A former member of the Parliament Kwadwo Adjei served in the mining ministry, accumulating a lot of wealth for him. He is known for local developments. His approximate net worth is $150 million.
Alfred Wayome – $75 million
Alfred Wayome works as a consultant to the late Muammar Gadaffi of Libya. He runs a series of organizations in the country.
Some of them include the Wayome Foundation, Anator Holdings, Stewise Group of Companies, among many others.
Jerry John Rawlings – $50 million
He is said to worth $50 million, most of his wealth is accumulated from his top government jobs.
Kofi Wayo – $30 million
Most of Kofi Wayo’s wealth accumulates from his arms dealings both locally and internationally. He is the founder of the United Renaissance Party (URP). He was a presidential candidate of the party.
He is commonly called the Showman, he earned the name as a renowned businessman and politician.
The Richest Man in Ghana 2020?
The richest man in Ghana in 2020 is Charles Ampofo. Charles Ampofo’s worth is valued at $1.46 billion.
Charles Ampofo earned this reputable stance for himself through business. He is the CEO and manager of Kampac Group which has its main office in Dubai, UAE.
He is currently valued at $1.46 billion.
Richest People in Ghana?
Here is well-researched list of richest people in Ghana.
- Charles Ampofo – $1.46 billion.
- Dr. Kwame Addo Kafur – $1.2 billion.
- John Mahama – $900 million.
- Michael Ibrahim – 860 million.
- The Irani Family – $800 million.
- Kwabena Duffuor – $680 million.
- Dr. Sam E. Jonah – $650 million.
- The Hitti Family – $540 million.
- Ghassan Yared – $480 million.
- Serge Bakalian – $460 million
- Haruna Iddrisu – $300 million.
- Joseph Siaw Agyepong – $300 million.
- Dr. Kwesi Nduom – $300 million
- Alexander Kofi Mensah Mould – $282 million.
- Dr. Kofi Amoah – $250 million
- Nana Akufo-Addoh – $250 million.
- Tsatsu Tsikata – $245 million.
- Dr. Yaw Osafo-Maafo – $220 million.
- Dr. Kwesi Botchwey – $200 million.
- Dr. Alhaji Asuma Abu Bunda – $200 million.
- Dr. Kwaku Afriyie – $180 million.
- Kwadwo Adejei Darko – $150 million.
- Alfred Wayome – $75 million
- Jerry John Rawlings – $50 million.
- Kofi Wayo – $30 million.
Indeed, Ghana is a blessed country. The country has wealthy people who are not only boosting its economy but also offering employment to the unemployed. No doubt, soon or later, the richest man in Ghana might be featured in the list of the world’s wealthiest people.