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5 Wealthiest People in Ghana 

Ghana has emerging wealthy individuals who have become some of the country’s most prominent business leaders due to its significant economic growth in recent years. These individuals have built their wealth through a variety of industries, including real estate, mining, and finance. 

Despite challenges such as high poverty rates and income inequality in the country and In a list dominated by Nigerians, South Africans, Egyptians, and Moroccans, the success of these business leaders showcases the economic potential of Ghana. Let’s explore some of the wealthiest people in the country, their net worth, and their primary sources of income in no particular other.

Ernesto Taricone

Ernesto Taricone with a net worth of $1.3 billion is one of the richest men in Ghana whose primary source of income and wealth comes from his company, Trasacco Group, Trasacco Group, a conglomerate consisting of real estate, commercial construction, agriculture, retail, and hospitality industries.

The company has been involved in several high-end residential and commercial projects in Ghana, including luxury villas, office buildings, and shopping centers. Taricone’s success in real estate development has led to him being one of the wealthiest people in Ghana.

His company’s focus on providing high-quality and innovative real estate solutions has been instrumental in his success, and his contributions to the Ghanaian economy have been significant. Taricone’s success and impact on the real estate industry in Ghana make him an essential figure in the country’s business landscape.

Kwame Addo Kufuor

Kwame Addo Kufuor is the brother of the former president of Ghana, President John Kufuor. Kwame is a trained medical doctor who completed his medical studies at Cambridge University. He continued to study in this field after earning his Bachelor’s degree in the Middlesex Medical School Hospital and Jesus College.

However, despite his medical education he never planned to pursue an academic career in medicine because his political ambitions trumped his desire to pursue a career in medicine. He was the minister of Defence during his brother’s administration and has an estimated net worth of $ 1.2 billion. Addo-Kufuor is currently President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines.

John Mahama 

John Mahama is a prominent political figure in Ghana and one of the wealthiest people in the country. He started out as a high school history teacher, and then a writer, historian and a communication professional before he ventured into politics. 

During his political career, he was appointed Minister of Information, Deputy Minister of Information, Member of Parliament of Ghana and then Vice President of the country. After his masters degree in Russia, he was appointed the Information, Culture and Research Officer at the Japanese Embassy in Ghana. He has an estimated net worth of $900 million.

Charles Ampofo

Charles Ampofo is one of the richest men in NIgeria. He is the founder and CEO of Kampac Group, a conglomerate that operates in several industries, including oil and gas, mining, real estate, and finance. The company that deals with oil transactions in Dubai and the Philippines.

With an estimated net worth of $1.46 billion Ampofo has built the world’s largest energy city in the Philippines, with aspirations to be one of the top 50 oil corporations in the Far East. 

Mohammed Ahmed Odaymat

With an estimated net worth of $850 million, Mohammed Ahmed Odaymat is among the richest men in Ghana. Mohammed started out by  commercializing tyres, then he founded his company Rama Motors, a mining tyre company who became the authorized distributors of KIA MOTORS in 1986 with four branches in Ghana (Accra, Tema, Kumasi, and Takoradi) and the West African area.

Mohammed Odaymat is the Chairman of the Board of BBC Industrial (Ghana) Limited, a manufacturer of Leyland and Leylac paints in Tema. BBC Industrial Company is Ghana’s largest local paint maker, accounting for around 55% of locally manufactured paints. He is also the current chairman of IPMC, a corporation focused on improving the region’s digital economy through systems integration, software development, and IT skill-building initiatives.

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