Ghana’s rich men and women have accumulated a tremendous amount of wealth during the last twenty (20) years, according to the recent.
The wealthiest 80 individuals and families have a combined fortune of $29.3 billion, controlling some 6.4% of the nation’s GDP. Together these entrepreneurs employ over 150,000 Ghanaians directly.
The list which was released today July 23, includes 3 billionaires – who together account for a total wealth of $3.96 billion – and 5 women multimillionaires who control a total of $1.62 billion.
Dubai-based Ghanaian businessman Charles Ampofo, who owns the Kampac Group, is named the richest man, with an estimated fortune of $1.46 billion.
Mr Ampofo made his fortune through investments in his oil and gas firm based in the business hub of Dubai.
The second richest man in Ghana, according to the report, is $1.3 billion-rich-Ernesto Taricone whose operations span across real estate, aluminium, agriculture, construction and forestry.
Ghana’s youngest millionaire as identified by the report is 39-year-old founder of The BEIGE Group, Mike Nyinaku, currently in control of $125 million.
The 5 women on the top 80 Ghana rich list are Patricia Poku-Diaby the richest woman in Ghana with a net worth of $720 million followed by Theresa Oppong-Beeko, Kate Quartey-Papafio and Gifty Lamptey and Grace Amey-Obeng in that order.
Below is the list of the top 80 richest Ghanaians:
#1 CHARLES AMPOFO (OIL & GAS) $1.46 Billion
#2 ERNESTO TARICONE (REAL ESTATE) $1.3 Billion
#3 SAM ESSON JONAH (INVESTMENTS) $1.2 Billion
#4 NABIL EDMOND MOURKAZEL (COMMODITIES) $900 Million
#5 MICHAEL IBRAHIM MAHAMA (MINING) $860 Million
#6 MOHAMMED AHMED ODAYMAT (DIVERSIFIED) $850 Million
#7 THE IRANI FAMILY (FLOUR) $800 Million
#8 PATRICIA POKU-DIABY (COCOA, COTTON) $720 Million
#9 THE KALMONI FAMILY (DIVERSIFIED) $700 Million
#10 KWABENA DUFFUOR (FINANCE) $680 Million