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10 Richest Ghanaians in 2013

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

coming up.

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

million

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

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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