Here is a compiled list of top 10 richest men/man in Ghana and their net worth together with the properties they possess and business they manage.
Ghana is one of the countries in West Africa with numerous resources at its disposal. Some of such resources include Gold, bauxite, diamond, timber, crude oil, Cocoa and others.
As a result, Ghana has one of the robust economies in Africa with little business restrictions. Trading in Ghana is easy as compare to other countries in the world.
Ghana has emerged as one of the best countries in Africa. Its stock exchange is ranked 6th in Africa which classifies the country as a middle income economy.
The list of top 10 rich people in Ghana is made up of serious hardworking men, a woman and some families with appreciable wealth.
Who is the richest man in Ghana 2020?
In 2020, Charles Ampofo was the richest man in Ghana among other rich people. He is worth over $1.4 billion.
Who is the most richest in Ghana 2021?
Currently, Ernesto Taricone is the most richest man in Ghana 2021. He surpasses other investors to earn this title. He is worth $1.3 billion.
Who is the richest woman in Ghana 2021?
Patricia Poku Diaby is the richest female in Ghana. She is part of the top 10 richest people in Ghana with a net worth of $800 million.
The richest man in Ghana 2016
Charles Ampofo from 2016 – 2020 was the richest man in Ghana with a net worth between $1.4 – $1.5 billion.
Which tribe is the most richest in Ghana?
From historical checks, the Ashanti’s are the richest tribe in Ghana. They have high deposits of Gold, diamond, Timber and other valuable resources.
The Ashanti’s inherited most of their wealth from their fathers and forefathers. Even most of the natural resources found in Ghana is mined from the lands of Ashanti’s. They are also blessed with fertile lands rich in nutrients for farming.
Gone are the days when tradition was well practiced in the Ashanti’s land, people could easily pick gold and diamond on the ground without digging deep down the earth.
But since other religions were introduced to them, most Ashanti’s diverted from the traditional way of doing things which affected them. To dream of picking gold on the ground is now a mystery.
Who is the poorest man in Ghana?
Tactically no one is tagged as the poorest man in Ghana. But we can proudly say some regions in Ghana are lagging behind riches.
Which region is the poorest in Ghana?
According to analysis by Ghana statistics board. The northern part of Ghana records the most poor people. East Gonja land has the highest number of poor men.
Who is the richest man in the world 2021?
There is high competition among various business moguls in world. But from analysis, we can proudly say Elon Musk is the richest man in the world with a total net worth of $298 billion.
Elon Musk is a United States citizen. He invests most of his money in technology.
Top 10 richest man in Ghana 2020
- Charles Ampofo – $1.49 Billion
- Ernesto Taricone – $1.28 Billion
- Sam Jonah – $1 Billion
- Nabil Edmond Moukarzel – $950 Million
- Ibrahim Mahama – $900 Million
- Patricia Poku Diaby- $850 Million
- Mohammed Ahmed Odaymat – $800 Million
- Kwabena Duffuor – $700 Million
- Joseph Siaw Agyepong – $600 Million
- The Kalmoni Family – $560 Million
Top 10 richest man in Ghana 2021
- Mr. Ernesto Taricone – $1.3 billion
- Sir Sam Esson Jonah – $1.1 billion
- Ibrahim Michael Mahama – $950 million
- Nabil Edmund Moukarzel – $900 million
- Mohammed Ahmed Odaymat – $880 million
- Patricia Poku Diaby – $800 million
- The Irani Brothers – $700 million
- Kwabena Duffour – $660 million
- Awuah Darko family – $580 million
- Kalmoni Family – $550 million
1. Ernesto Taricone – $1.3 billion
Mr. Ernesto Taricone emerges as the richest man in Ghana, Yes! Ernesto Taricone is the richest man in Ghana now. Before the death of late Charles Ampofo who was the richest, Ernesto Taricone was ranked behind Ampofo as the second richest man in Ghana years back.
Taricone is the founder and owner of multi million dollar estate business in Ghana, Trasacco group in the greater Accra region of Ghana.
Ernesto was born in Italy in the year 1948, a civil engineer and a business tycoon. He arrived in Ghana in 1968 with his dad and siblings. His business has employed over 4000 Ghanaians, housed many and lastly provides a very nice looking environment for tourist’s.
1.1. Ernesto Taricone’s source of wealth
Ernesto Taricone ventured in several business in Ghana which include Mining, Construction, Real estate development, designing and agro business.
Taricone has invested over $550 million in his Trasacco estate development business across the country.
Apart from this, he has also invested millions of dollars in other projects which i mention to you earlier on. All these summed up to rank Ernesto Taricone as the richest man in Ghana. He is worth a whooping $1.3 billion. See his photo below.
2. Sir Sam Esson Jonah – $1.1 billion
Sir Sam Jonah makes it to the second position as the richest man in Ghana, He was ranked as the richest man in Ghana years ago until Ernesto Taricone came and replaced his position.
Sam Jonah is assumed to be worth $1.1 Billion after making thorough research about his life assets.
Being a successful rich man in Ghana is just another form of miracle for some people. In an interview, Sir Sam Jonah revealed that, life was not so easy for him when he was growing up after a journalist questioned him with the sense that, Sir Sam found riches on a silver platter, Just like picking money on the floor.
2.1. Sir Sam E. Jonah Biography
Sir Sam Jonah was born on 19th November 1949 at Cape coast in the central region of Ghana. He is 72 years old now, he started working with Ashanti Goldfield deep mines When he was 25 years.
Whiles working in the company, he managed to secure an Engineering scholarship to study a course overseas. He was given admission at the Exeter University in UK.
After graduating, he came back to Ashanti mining company to deliver his service. News published by Forbes indicates that, in 1986 when he was 36 years, Sam Jonah was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ashanti Mining Company.
He worked underground for Ashanti Mining company for approximately 11 years before being appointed as the CEO.
2.2. Sir Sam E. Jonah Source of Wealth
Sir Sam Jonah after graduating from Exeter University in United Kingdom came back to the Mining company where he established himself. He is currently into exploration of mineral such as gold, bauxite, diamond and others. He is a top notch in the field of mining in Ghana.
Sam Jonah is holding a private business firm dubbed “Jonah Capital limited” where he accumulates most of his wealth. The company target and invests in agriculture, mining, constructions, real estate development, oil and gas, financial services and others.
About 81% of his wealth is gathered from his “Jonah Capital Limited” and the remaining 19% is from other undisclosed sources. His achievement and investment in previous years has ranked him as the second richest man in Ghana.
The second richest man in Ghana, Sam Jonah is recognized one of the most prominent men in the country. His photo is displayed below.
3. Michael Ibrahim Mahama – $950 million
Michael Ibrahim Mahama is the brother of John Dramani Mahama, former president of the republic of Ghana from 2012 to January 2017. He comes in 3rd place as richest man in Ghana.
He is estimated to be worth $950 Million, Ibrahim is the founder of one of the biggest local mining companies in west Africa dubbed “Engineers and Planners”. Michael Mahama is also the owner and founder of Dzata Cement which was launched in 2021.
Ibrahim Mahama is a Ghanaian native from northern region. He was born in Piase on 29 January 1971 to his northern father, Emmanuel Adama Mahama and his mother Joyce Tamakloe from Keta in the Volta region.
3.1. Michael Ibrahim Mahama’s Source of Wealth
The renowned business man has ventured in many businesses in Ghana which include mining, construction, agriculture, import and exports, cement production, goods and services, business consult, hiring and others.
He started his engineers and planners company in the year 1997 after he returned from overseas. Currently, his company employs between 3000 to 7000 Ghanaians.
Ibrahim Mahama investment in the various business sectors has pushed him to “higher heights” as the 3rd richest man in Ghana.
4. Nabil Edmund Moukarzel – $900 million
Nabil Edmond Moukarzel made it to the top 10 richest people in Ghana with a whopping net worth of $900 million. He is the 4th Richest man in Ghana.
He holds the largest shares in one of the biggest food manufacturing and distribution firm in Ghana. Nabil’s company labelled “Finatrade” is one of the biggest locally owned manufacturing companies in West Africa who believe in teamwork, support and partnership.
Finatrade and Moukarzel also gives back to the society in a form of scholarship. They sponsor young undergraduate’s in agriculture financially.
Moukarzel and his company also teamed up with Kofi Annan international ICT center of excellence to help promote and integrate ICT in the Ghanaian society.
4.1. Nabil Edmund Moukarzel Source of Wealth
Finatrade aims at several businesses in Ghana. In agriculture, Akuafo Adamfo products, animals feed, farm chemicals for weed and pests control, produced by them.
They also produce food stuffs such as Vegetable oil, frozen food, meat, sugar, ice cream, powdered milk, rice etc. Other products include, marbles, tiles, granite, dairy products, kitchenware, Sanitary products and more.
His investment in these businesses has ranked him as one of the richest men in Ghana. He is the 4th richest man with an estimated net worth of $900 million.
5. Mohammed Ahmed Odaymat – $880 million
Alhaji Mohammed Ahmed Odaymat makes the 5th position as the richest man in Ghana with a whooping net worth of $880 million.
Ahmed Odaymat is a Lebanese descent but now a complete Ghanaian after he naturalized for the country. He deals in several business which include IT skill development, Engineering works, marketing, goods and services, etc.
Mohammed Odaymat is currently the owner of BBC Industrial company which he bought in 1978. But before he bought his property in 1978, he use to work with Toyota Ghana.
5.1. Alhaji Mohammed Ahmed Odaymat Source of Wealth
Odaymat owns one of the finest companies that deals in Engineering and metal works, selling of motor vehicles and more. These investments and many others landed him on the list as the 5th richest man in Ghana.
He is also the chairman of IPMC, a company that is into IT development. Among the top business men and women in Ghana, Odaymat is one of the most respected.
6. Patricia Poku Diaby, Richest Female in Ghana – $800 million
Patricia Poku Diaby is the richest woman/female in Ghana worth $800 million. She is the 6th richest person in Ghana. Patricia is the only female who is named among all the top richest people in Ghana.
Patricia use to work under her family who were into transportation, trading, import and exports before establishing her own business.
She opened a company dubbed “Plot Enterprise Ghana” which is situated in Ghana. They also have different branches in Ivory Coast where she buys raw materials.
Plot enterprise Ghana is aim at processing cocoa products. Since Ghana and Ivory Coast are the largest producers of Cocoa in the world, Patricia established her companies in these countries so she get raw materials with ease.
Some of the machines use in Plot enterprise Ghana, Takoradi, is worth $85 million. Apart from the Takoradi, she has other branches in some parts of Ghana.
In 2010, Plot Enterprise Ghana became fully functional after she stocked the company with heavy cocoa processing machines worth millions of dollars.
6.1. Patricia Poku Diaby Source of wealth
Plot Enterprise Ghana is focus in cocoa processing, imports and exports of goods and services. The company exports cocoa to middle east, some parts of America, Asia, Australia and others.
All these achievement has ranked Patricia as the richest female in Ghana.
7. The Irani Brothers – $700 million
The Irani brothers also known as the Irani Family are the 7th richest men in Ghana. Unlike Ahmed Odaymat, they are also Lebanese descent but lives in Ghana for all their business activities.
Irani brothers are responsible for about 65% of wheat flour that is circulating in Ghana. They export about 180,000 metric tons of wheat flour to different countries on annual basis, which is use in baking bread and other consumable products.
7.1. Irani Brothers and Other Limited
The Irani family consist of Edmund Irani and Anthony Irani. They founded “The Irani brothers and other limited”, A company that deals in flour production. They founded the company in 1967.
The Irani brothers and other limited is part of grains and oilseed milling industry in Ghana. They are located in Tema, Greater Accra region of Ghana. They are equip with a whooping net worth of $700 million.
8. Kwabena Duffour – $660 million
Kwabena Duffour emerges as the 8th richest man in Ghana with a net worth of $660 million. He occupies the position as former governor of the bank of Ghana between 1997 – 2001.
Kwabena Duffour schooled in Ghana and obtained his first degree, B.sc in Economics at the University of Ghana located in Accra. He later moved to New York where he attained an MBA in Economics at the university of Syracuse in United States.
During his tenure as the governor of Bank of Ghana, Kwabena Duffour made a lot of money which “sky rocketed” his wealth making him one of the richest men in Ghana today.
Kwabena Duffour is currently the founder and owner of HODA Holdings, a company aimed at mining, real estate development, insurance, banking, farming and media.
Money generated from all these business entities ranks him as the 8th richest man in Ghana.
9. The Awuah Darko Family – $580 million
The Awuah Darko Ampem Family are the 9th most richest people in Ghana. They are siblings, their late father identified as Nana Awuah Darko Ampem sourced their wealth, listing them in the top 10 richest men in Ghana.
Nana Awuah Darko Ampem was an insurance broker who made millions of dollars before his demise. Years later, the government of Ghana passed a law to prevent government agencies from dealing with private insurance brokers.
The late Nana Awuah Darko passed on in the year 2005, his family took control of his business “Vanguard Assurance” which is now one of the biggest indigenous insurance companies in Ghana.
The Awuah Darko family took further step in opening subsidiary companies and investing in different sectors which accumulates most of their wealth, ranking them as part of the top 10 richest men in Ghana.
9.1. The Awuah Darko Family Source of wealth
The major source of wealth of the Awuah Darko family is basically the Vanguard Assurance company alongside other investments which pushed them on the top list of richest men in Ghana. They have an estimated net worth of $580 million.
10. The Kalmoni Family – $550 million
The Kalmoni family is ranked 10th among the top 10 richest men and women in Ghana. They posses a wealth of approximately $550 million or more.
Late Salem Kalmoni is a Lebanese immigrant, he arrived in Ghana before the first world war. Kalmoni established a company named “Kalmoni and sons“, the firm deals in trading of goods and services.
After he died, his son’s, Jalal Kalmoni, Salah Kweku Kalmoni and Nouhad Kalmoni took over the affairs of the company. They are currently rank as the 10th richest men in Ghana.
His sons turned the company to something overwhelming. It has given rise to top notch vehicle trading and construction companies in Ghana.
Japan Motors trading company, Silver star tower, silver star auto, Lakeside estate, Advance construction limited and Oman Fofor Trading company limited are all subsidiaries of “Kalmoni and sons”.