80 Richest Ghanaians Named

A list supposedly naming the 80 richest people in Ghana is out, sending shockwaves and igniting a fresh debate about the net worth of some popular Ghanaians.

Interestingly, the list, which puts the name of business magnate and owner of Peace FM, Osei Kwame (Despite), at number 67 on the ranking, does not include the name of Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan who earns a whopping $360, 000 a week, excluding accompanying bonuses.

Making it to the list compiled by Goodman AMC, which has been dubbed ‘The Ghana Wealth Report’, are businessmen Charles Ampofo, Ernesto Tarricone, Sam Jonah, Nabil Edmond Mourkazel and Ibrahim Mahama.

Charles Ampofo, who happens to be the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kampac International PLC, an oil and gas company, is first on the list and touted by the report to be having a net worth of some $1.46 billion, followed by Tarricone, who is into real estates and of Trasaaco fame, with an estimated net worth of $1.3 billion.

Third on the list is businessman and former CEO of Anglogold Ghana, Dr Sam Jonah, who is estimated to have a net worth of $1.2 billion.

Executive Chairman of commodities company, Finatrade Holdings, Nabil Edmond Mourkazel is fourth on the list with an estimated net worth of $900 million, while younger brother of President Mahama, Ibrahim Mahama of Engineers and Planners, who is into mining, is fifth on the list with an estimated net worth of $860 million.

Ghana’s 80 Richest People control $2.5 billion, which represents 6.4% of Ghana’s GDP, with a combined wealth of $29.3 billion in total, employing over 150,000 Ghanaians directly.

In all, the report discovered three billionaires and 77 multimillionaires who form part of a group of individuals labelled as the Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals (UHNWI).

On the 80 Richest People in Ghana list are five women, making Patricia Poku-Diaby, who is into cocoa and cotton export, the richest woman in Ghana, with a net worth of $720 million, followed by Theresa Oppong-Beeko of Manet Estates, Kate Quartey-Papafio of Reroy Cables, Gifty Lamptey, wife of the late businessman David Lamptey and Grace Amey-Obeng of FC Beauty and Cosmetics fame in that order.

Together, the five richest women in Ghana are said to be controlling some $1.62 billion, with the youngest multimillionaire currently in Ghana thought to be 39-year-old boss of the BEIGE Group, Mike Nyinaku, with a net worth of $125 million.

The report, however, does not cover politicians who acquired their wealth by virtue of being in active politics, and monarchs who acquired their wealth through their royal status.

Methodology
Goodman AMC said it has managed to keep track of the activities of the wealthiest people in Ghana for the past two years, taking into consideration their assets, business deals they negotiate, mergers and acquisitions (M &A).

It claims to have placed the Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals (UHNWI) cap for this report at $100 million, meaning only the rich with a net worth above $100 million dollars were considered for this study. The richest families in Ghana with a properly laid down succession structure were also considered for this study.

The 80 Richest People in Ghana forms part of Goodman AMC’s annual Ghana Wealth Report which ranks the richest entrepreneurs and investors in Ghana. In Goodman AMC’s endeavour to calculate the net worth of wealthy Ghanaians, the report said they strive to deliver the most pellucid calculations available. Each billionaire or millionaire’s profile contains a circumstantial breakdown of how that person’s fortune is tallied.

The Goodman AMC’s Ghana Wealth Report is a dynamic study on the measure of Ghana’s wealthy based on their business interests in Ghana and around the world. All valuations are converted into US dollars at current exchange rates.

Calculation
Goodman AMC calculated the net worth by using some degree of estimation to value each person’s assets and properties as well as stakes in public and private firms, and performance on the Ghana Stock Exchange. For most Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals (UHNWI) in the financial sector, researchers had access to their annual reports which made mention of their company’s earnings or turnovers as well as their assets and liabilities, information on the profile and turnovers of some UHNWI and their companies.

Below is the list
#1 CHARLES AMPOFO
Est. Net Worth: $1.46 Billion
Source: OIL & GAS
#2 ERNESTO TARRICONE
Est. Net Worth: $1.3 Billion
Source: REAL ESTATE
#3 SAM ESSON JONAH
Est. Net Worth: $1.2 Billion
Source: INVESTMENTS
#4 NABIL EDMOND MOURKAZEL
Est. Net Worth: $900 Million
Source: COMMODITIES
#5 MICHAEL IBRAHIM MAHAMA
Est. Net Worth: $860 Million
Source: MINING
#6 MOHAMMED AHMED ODAYMAT
Est. Net Worth: $850 Million
Source: DIVERSIFIED
#7 THE IRANI FAMILY
Est. Net Worth: $800 Million
Source: FLOUR
#8 PATRICIA POKU-DIABY
Est. Net Worth: $720 Million
Source: COCOA, COTTON
#9 THE KALMONI FAMILY
Est. Net Worth: $700 Million
Source: DIVERSIFIED
#10 KWABENA DUFFUOR
Est. Net Worth: $680 Million
Source: FINANCE
#11 THE AWUAH-DARKO FAMILY
Est. Net Worth: $650 Million
Source: FINANCE
#12 MILAD MILLET & FAMILY
Est. Net Worth: $620 Million
Source: TEXTILES
#13 JOSEPH SIAW AGYEPONG
Est. Net Worth: $600 Million
Source: DIVERSIFIED
#14 RAMCHAND UDHARAM MOHINANI
Est. Net Worth: $580 Million
Source: DIVERSIFIED
#15 ADAMU IDDRISU
Est. Net Worth: $550 Million
Source: FINANCE, COCOA
#16 THE HITTI FAMILY
Est. Net Worth: $540 Million
Source: DIVERSIFIED
#17 THE AZAR FAMILY
Est. Net Worth: $520 Million
Source: PAINTS
#18 KWABENA ADJARE DANQUAH
Est. Net Worth: $500 Million
Source: ENGINEERING
#19 GHASSAN YARED
Est. Net Worth: $480 Million
Source: DIVERSIFIED
#20 SERGE BAKALIAN
Est. Net Worth: $460 Million
Source: FLOUR
#21 THE BITAR FAMILY
Est. Net Worth: $450 Million
Source: LUMBER
#22 THOMAS SVANIKIER
Est. Net Worth: $435 Million
Source: DIVERSIFIED
#23 SAIED FAKHRY
Est. Net Worth: $430 Million
Source: PLASTICS
#24 THERESA OPPONG-BEEKO
Est. Net Worth: $420 Million
Source: REAL ESTATE
#25 PAPA KWESI NDOUM
Est. Net Worth: $410 Million
Source: DIVERSIFIED
#26 KWABENA ADJEI
Est. Net Worth: $400 Million
Source: ALCOHOL
#27 ENRICO DE SIMONE
Est. Net Worth: $400 Million
Source: CONSTRUCTION
#28 B.K. AMANDI
Est. Net Worth: $400 Million
Source: ENGINEERING
#29 BHAGWAN KHUBCHANDANI
Est. Net Worth: $380 Million
Source: RETAIL
#30 MACDONALD VASNANI
Est. Net Worth: $360 Million
Source: SHIPPING
#31 JOHN TAYLOR
Est. Net Worth: $355 Million
Source: DIVERSIFIED
#32 THE SOLOMON LABA FAMILY
Est. Net Worth: $350 Million
Source: MATTRESS
#33 KWAKU BEDIAKO
Est. Net Worth: $350 Million
Source: DIVERSIFIED
#34 KOFI AMOAH
Est. Net Worth: $341 Million
Source: DIVERSIFIED
#35 CHRIS CHINEBUAH
Est. Net Worth: $330 Million
Source: OIL & GAS
#36 OKO-NIKOI DZANI
Est. Net Worth: $324 Million
Source: FINANCE
#37 KWAME BAWUAH-EDUSEI
Est. Net Worth: $300 Million
Source: DIVERSIFIED
#38 TONY OTENG-GYASI
Est. Net Worth: $300 Million
Source: CABLES
#39 TOGBE AFEDE XIV
Est. Net Worth: $280 Million
Source: INVESTMENTS
#40 GEORGE OWUSU
Est. Net Worth: $278 Million
Source: DIVERSIFIED
#41 ERNEST BEDIAKO SAMPONG
Est. Net Worth: $276 Million
Source: PHARMACEUTICALS
#42 FAWZI WOLLEY
Est. Net Worth: $275 Million
Source: RETAIL
#43 FRANK ACHAMPONG
Est. Net Worth: $275 Million
Source: ROAD SIGNAGE
#44 MICHAEL AGYEKUM ADDO
Est. Net Worth: $270 Million
Source: PHARMACEUTICALS
#45 KEN OFORI-ATTA
Est. Net Worth: $260 Million
Source: INVESTMENTS
#46 YUSIF IBRAHIM
Est. Net Worth: $255 Million
Source: DIVERSIFIED
#47 THE ADDISON FAMILY
Est. Net Worth: $250 Million
Source: CEMENT
#48 KATE QUARTEY-PAPAFIO
Est. Net Worth: $250 Million
Source: CABLES
#49 KELI GADZEKPO
Est. Net Worth: $235 Million
Source: INVESTMENTS
#50 KWAME ACHAMPONG-KYEI
Est. Net Worth: $233 Million
Source: INSURANCE
#51 PAK-WO SHUM
Est. Net Worth: $227 Million
Source: AVIATION
#52 WILLIAM ATO ESSIEN
Est. Net Worth: $220 Million
Source: FINANCE
#53 FRANK OWUSU SEKYERE
Est. Net Worth: $213 Million
Source: ALCOHOL
#54 TANAL GHANDOUR
Est. Net Worth: $200 Million
Source: COSMETICS
#55 NENE DROLO BOSSO ADAMTEY
Est. Net Worth: $200 Million
Source: INVESTMENTS
#56 THE PEPERA FAMILY
Est. Net Worth: $180 Million
Source: AUTOMOBILE
#57 PRINCE KOFI AMOABENG
Est. Net Worth: $170 Million
Source: FINANCE
#58 KWAME OFOSU BAMFO
Est. Net Worth: $170 Million
Source: PAINTS
#59 VICTOR ALHASSAN
Est. Net Worth: $167 Million
Source: OIL & GAS
#60 NIK AMARTEIFIO
Est. Net Worth: $163 Million
Source: INVESTMENTS
#61 KOFI NSIAH POKU
Est. Net Worth: $160 Million
Source: PHARMACEUTICALS
#62 ERNEST OFORI SARPONG
Est. Net Worth: $160 Million
Source: DIVERSIFIED
#63 JOSEPH NSONAMOAH
Est. Net Worth: $155 Million
Source: FINANCE
#64 EMMANUEL ABLEDU
Est. Net Worth: $152 Million
Source: OIL & GAS
#65 QUINCY SINTIM-ABOAGYE
Est. Net Worth: $150 Million
Source: PETROLEUM
#66 YAW ADU-GYAMFI
Est. Net Worth: $144 Million
Source: PHARMACEUTICALS
#67 OSEI KWAME
Est. Net Worth: $142 Million
Source: MEDIA
#68 SETH KWASI DEI
Est. Net Worth: $140 Million
Source: DIVERSIFIED
#69 GIFTY LAMPTEY
Est. Net Worth: $135 Million
Source: FERTILIZERS
#70 THE FRIMPONG-ANSAH FAMILY
Est. Net Worth: $130 Million
Source: TEXTILES
#71 JOHN SACKAH ADDO
Est. Net Worth: $128 Million
Source: FINANCE
#72 MIKE NYINAKU
Est. Net Worth: $125 Million
Source: DIVERSIFIED
#73 JUSTICE TAYLOR
Est. Net Worth: $125 Million
Source: DIVERSIFIED
#74 TORGBOR MENSAH
Est. Net Worth: $120 Million
Source: ADVERTISING
#75 EDWARD BOATENG
Est. Net Worth: $118 Million
Source: MEDIA
#76 SAMIR KALMONI
Est. Net Worth: $115 Million
Source: FAST FOOD
#77 TUTU AGYARE
Est. Net Worth: $110 Million
Source: HEDGE FUND
#78 KWASI TWUM
Est. Net Worth: $110 Million
Source: MEDIA
#79 GRACE AMEY-OBENG
Est. Net Worth: $100 Million
Source: COSMETICS
#80 SANDY OSEI-AGYEMAN
Est. Net Worth: $100 Million
Source: COSMETICS


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