Ghana may not be a rich country but there are
certainly rich Ghanaians and the question of
which of them is the richest has not stopped
Ranking of who the richest Ghanaians are has
always been an interesting subject especially
when the 'loudest' and flamboyant ones
always have their names missing.
Sam Jonah & Dr. Addo Kufour
While www.world-richest-man.com says the
richest man in Ghana is Dr Sam Jonah, worth
approximately $600 million,
www.highstreetmail.com ranks Sam Jonah as
the second richest man in Ghana with some
500 Million rather.
Sam Jonah is the executive chairman of Jonah
Capital, a company with involvement in
mineral resources, real estate, agriculture,
finance as well as oil and gas in South Africa.
He has also been President of AngloGold
Ashanti, a global mining and marketing
company, and was the Chief Executive of
Ashanti Goldfields at a young age of 36.
www.highstreetmail.com says the richest
Ghanaian is rather Doctor Kwame Addo-Kufuor
worth some $1.2 billion. Dr. Addo-Kufuor is a
former member of parliament for Manhyia,
and from 2001 to 2007 he was the Minister
for Defence under President John Kufuor, his
brother. He is a top physician.
(3) Dr. Kwesi Nduom…$300 million:
Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom
Paa Kwesi Nduom (born February 15, 1953) is
a business consultant and politician. Dr.
Nduom has made several investments in
Ghana. He is a homeowner and together with
his wife, owns other properties in the country.
More importantly, he and his wife have made a
number of investments that have provided jobs
to many Ghanaians. Dr. Nduom's interests are
managed by a Trustee. The investments
include: Coconut Grove Hotels, First National
Savings and Loans, Gold Coast Investments etc.
(4) Nana Akufo-Addo…$250 million
Nana Akufo Addo
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (born March
29, 1944) is a lawyer and politician. He has
been the flagbearer of New Patriotic Party
twice and may contest again in 2016.
(5). Dr. Yaw Osafo-Maafo…$220 million
An engineer and a project analyst by training,
he established his credentials as a banking and
finance leader by heading and successfully
restructuring two major banks in Ghana, the
Bank for Housing and Construction and the
National Investment Bank between 1979 and
1992. He has been a Consultant to the World
Bank, the African Development Bank and the
United Nations Development Programme. He is
the past Vice-President of the Executive
Committee of the West African Bankers
Association, and a Committee or the West
African Bankers Association, and a founding
Deputy Chairman of the Ghana Stock Exchange.
He has served as Chairman and a board
member on a number of corporations
including Nestle Ghana Limited, National Trust
Holding Company, Merchant Bank Ghana
Limited, National Development Planning
Commission, Divestiture Implementation
Committee and Donewell Insurance.
(6). Dr. Kwesi Botchwey…$200 million
Dr. Kwesi Botchwey
Education: LLB, University of Ghana; LLM, Yale
Law School, United States; PhD, University of
Michigan Law School, USA. Career: Law
Professor at the University of Zambia, the
University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, the
University of Ghana, and Tufts University, US;
Minister of Finance, National Democratic
Congress (NDC) government, 1982-95;
appointed Director of Africa Research and
Programmes, Centre of International
Development, Harvard University, 2003.
(7). Dr. Kwaku Afriyie…$180 million
Dr. Kwaku Afriyie holds the credentials of
being a former Western Regional 1st Vice-
Chairman, Second National Vice Chairman,
former Minister of Lands, Forestry and Mines
and Minister of Health. Currently, he is the
Board Chairman of the Electricity Company of
Ghana, Physician Consultant, operates his own
clinic and is the owner of plantations of cocoa,
oil palm and cola.
(8). Mr. Kwadwo Adjei Darko…. $150 million
Kwadwo Adjei-Darko is a politician. He was the
Minister of Mines back in the early 2000s, and
as of 2008, he was the Minister of Local
Government, Rural Development and
Environment of Ghana and a Member of
Parliament for the Sunyani West Constituency.
He has done much work to facilitate rural
development in Ghana, particularly with the
mining of salt and diamonds.
(9). President Jerry John Rawlings….. $50
Ex President Jerry John Rawlings
Jerry John Rawlings (born Jeremiah Rawlings
John on 22 June 1947 in Accra, Gold Coast) is
a former leader of the Republic of Ghana.
(10). Mr. Kofi Wayo…$30 million.
Kofi Wayo was named Charles Eric Kofi Wayo at
birth by his father Mr Kwashie Akakpo, a cocoa
farmer and mother Dede Aku of Doryumu, near
Somanya in the Eastern Region some 50 or so
years ago. He had picked up a lot of interest in
guns and so getting into the arms business was
attractive to him. "I started by selling pistols
and when I got my licence, I went into
business with a policeman friend called
Jameson and with $600 to start with we made
about $260,000 a year."
CREDIT: www.highstreetmail.com & NEWS ONE