In recent years, several Ghanaians displayed huge amount of wealth as a result of hard work and dedication. Here are the list of top 10 richest Ghanaians in 2023.
10. NANA KWAME BEDIAKO
Nana Kwame Bediako known as Freedom Jacob Caesar is a Ghanaian real estate mogul, industrialist and philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of Kwarleyz Group focused on real estate, finance and property management in West Africa. Bediako is the developer of Wonda World Estate and the proposed Petronia City. He is the founder of New Africa Foundation focusing on less fortunate children providing medical, nutritional and educational support.
His net wealth is $300 million and still counting.
9. KENNEDY OHENE AGYAPONG
Kennedy Ohene Agyapong (born June 16, 1960) is a Ghanaian politician and businessman who represents Assin Central in parliament as a member of the New Patriotic Party. He was first elected as a member of parliament in 2000 to the seat of Assin North. He retained his seat in the year 2004 and 2008 parliamentary elections. In 2012, he was elected in the new seat of Assin Central and was re-elected in 2016. He also retained his seat in the 2020 general elections. He is currently the Chairman of the Parliament’s Defense and Interior Committee. As an aspirant in 2023 for the presidential candidacy of the NPP, he lost to Mahamudu Bawumia.
Kennedy Ohene Agyapong’s net worth is around $350 million.
8. MAHAMADU BAWUMIA
Mahamudu Bawumia (born 7 October 1963) is a Ghanaian economist and former central banker who serves as the 5th Vice President of Ghana in the 4th Ghanaian Republic. He assumed office on 7th January 2017 as Vice President of Ghana.
Mahamudu Bawumia is an economist, banker, and vice president of Ghana.
Bawumia was a Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, until his nomination as the vice presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2008, standing alongside presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo. He also ran as the NPP vice-presidential candidate in the 2012 general elections and was the lead witness for the petitioners in the 2012/2013 Presidential Election Petition which challenged the declaration of John Mahama as winner of the election. He is married to Samira Ramadan with whom they have four children.
He is worth $350 million.
7. OSEI KWAME DESPITE
Osei Kwame Despite (born 2 February 1962) is a Ghanaian entrepreneur and a philanthropist with a foundation in music creation and knowledge of the broadcasting sector. Osei-Kwame is the CEO of the Despite Firm Ltd, a trade company with subsidiaries in the media industry, including UTV, PEACE FM, OKAY FM, NEAT FM and HELLO FM in Kumasi. He was named Africa Entrepreneur of the Year at the African Achievers Awards in the United Kingdom in 2021. He was also honored with GH CAPTAIN’s Award in 2019 for his contributions to the socio-economic development of the country.
Osei Kwame Despite is worth $800 million.
6. IBRAHIM MAHAMA
Ibrahim Mahama (born January 29, 1971) is a Ghanaian businessman, the founder of Engineers and Planners, a West African indigenous-owned mining company, and the owner of several other businesses in Ghana, including Dzata Cement Limited He is the younger brother of John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana from 2012 to 2017.
Ibrahim Mahama is worth $860 million.
5. JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA
John Dramani Mahama born 29 November 1958) is a Ghanaian politician who served as President of Ghana from 24 July 2012 to 7 January 2017. He previously served as Vice President of Ghana from January 2009 to July 2012, and took office as president on 24 July 2012 following the death of his predecessor, John Evans Fiifi Attah Mills.
A member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), he was Member of Parliament for Bole Bamboi from 1997 to 2009 and served as Deputy Minister for Communication between 1997 and 1998 before becoming the substantive Minister for Communications in 1998. Mahama is the first vice president to take over the presidency from the death of his predecessor, John Evans Atta Mills, and is the first head of state of Ghana to have been born after Ghana’s independence. He was elected after December 2012 election to serve as full-time President. He contested re-election for a second term in the 2016 election, but lost to the New Patriotic Party candidate Nana Akufo-Addo, in 2016. This made him the first President in the history of Ghana to not have won a second term.
JOHN MAHAMA’s net worth is $900 million.
4. NANA AKUFO-ADDO
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo born on Wednesday, 29 March 1944) is a Ghanaian politician who has served as the president of Ghana since 2017. He previously served as Attorney General from 2001 to 2003 and as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2007 under the Kufuor-led administration.
Akufo-Addo first ran for president in 2008 and again in 2012, both times as the candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). He lost on both occasions to National Democratic Congress’ candidates: John Evans Atta Mills in 2008 and John Dramani Mahama in 2012. After the 2012 general elections, he refused to concede and proceeded to court to challenge the electoral results, but the Supreme Court of Ghana affirmed Mr. Mahama’s victory.
Nana Akufo-Addo’s net worth is $950 million.
3. DR. KWAME ADDO-KUFOUR
Kwame Addo-Kufuor (born 14 July 1940) is a Ghanaian politician and physician. Addo-Kufuor was a member of parliament for Manhyia, and from 2001 to 2007, he was the Minister for Defence under President John Kufuor, his brother. Between June 2008 and 2009, he was the Minister for Interior.
His net worth is $1.2 billion.
2. DR. SAM E. JONAH
Samuel Esson Jonah (born 19 November 1949) is a Ghanaian businessman and the current chancellor of the University of Cape Coast. He is the executive chairman of Jonah Capital, an equity fund based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Jonah was previously president of AngloGold Ashanti and shared the strategic leadership of the company with its CEO, Bobby Godsell.
His net worth is $1.2 billion.
- MR. CHARLSES AMPOFO
Charles Ampofo’s story is a testament to the power of hard work and determination, and his achievements serve as an inspiration to many. This article is all about his background, career, and net worth, showcasing his journey from humble beginnings to becoming a billionaire business mogul and his demise.
Through his Kampac Group, he has created numerous job opportunities and made significant contributions to the economies of the countries where he operates. His success has also allowed him to give back to his community through various philanthropic initiatives.
As Charles Ampofo continues to expand his business empire, he remains an influential figure in the business world, leaving a lasting impact on those who follow in his footsteps.
His net work is around $1.4 billion.