Top 10 Richest People in Ghana

Ghana is starting to become a country where investors can entrust their money to and expect profits. This is evidenced by its commendable average annual growth of about 6.0%. This flow of economic wealth has also helped Ghanaian businessmen become wealthier. While none may be in the top 10 richest Africans yet, they are beginning to grow as a consequence of the economic boom.

Here are the top 10 richest people in Ghana, ranked according to their estimated net worth.

10. Kofi Wayo (Estimated Net Worth: $30 Million)

With an estimated to be worth $30 million, the Guns and Rifles merchant is estimated to make millions every year in this business he ventured into very early in life.


9. Jerry John Rawlings (Estimated Net Worth: $50 Million)

The former president who served from 1993 to 2001 is believed to have hit pay dirt with various business deals and his appointments to top government positions.


8. Kwadwo Adjei Darko (Estimated Net Worth: $150 Million)

Politician cum businessman has occupied many government positions where he served as minister. He has served as the Minister for Mines, Local Government and Rural Development, and as Member of Parliament. He is estimated to be worth $150 million.


7. Dr. Kwaku Afriyie (Estimated Net Worth: $180 Million)

A man of many parts, he invested heavily in Cocoa plantations, Kola and Oil Palm. A graduate of University of Ghana Medical School, he also holds a Masters degree in Public Health from Tulane University, USA. He owns a private clinic and he has served as minister in various government positions including; Lands, Health, Forestry and Mines. His estimated worth is $180 million.


6. Kwesi Botchwey (Estimated Net Worth: $200 Million)

This Career Law professor with an LLM from Yale Law School and a PhD from Michigan Law School has lectured in several higher institutions in Africa including University of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania, the University of Zambia, Tufts University and the University of Ghana. He at one-time served as a director at Harvard University, and as Minister of Finance between 1982 and 1995.


5. Yaw Osafo Maafo (Estimated Net Worth: $220 Million)

Estimated to be worth around $220 million, the trained engineer made his mark in a different sector; banking, where he turned around the fortunes of two major Ghanaian banks – The National Investment Bank, and the Housing and Construction Bank. He is a consultant for the African Development Bank, World Bank and UNDP. He serves on the board of many companies.


4 Nana Akufo-Addo (Estimated Net Worth: $250 Million)

Politician and presidential aspirant in the 2012 elections, Nana is estimated to be worth $250 million. A lawyer who earned his credentials at the Inns of Court School of Law, UK, he has worked in various law firms, home and abroad. He is a partner in a law firm and he sits on the boards of many companies and government establishments.


3. Paa Kwesi Nduom (Estimated Net Worth: $300 Million)

He started as an insurance underwriter working in the United States before gaining a stake as a partner in Deloitte and Touche in 1985 after having worked there for five years as an associate consultant. He helped in the setting up of Deloitte and Touche West Africa. He owns several real estate including First National Savings and Loans, Coconut Grove Hotels among others. He holds a PhD in Service Delivery System and he is estimated to be worth $300 million.


2. Sam E. Jonah (Estimated Net Worth: $650 Million)

He chairs Jonah Capital as executive chairman. The company headquartered in South Africa hold business concerns in Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Real Estate and Finance. He launched his career with Ashanti Goldfields, rising to the position of CEO. He sits on the board of many organizations. He has an estimated net worth of $650 million.


1. Kwame Addo Kufuor (Estimated Net Worth: $1.2 Billion)

The richest man in Ghana and brother to former president, John Kufuor, he is estimated to be worth $1.2 billion. While he claims that he is not as wealthy as this list supposes, he owns several luxurious properties and also served as the Minister of Defence under his brother’s government.


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