richest people in ghana

This report makes known of fascinating insights about the profiles and net worth of the 10 richest people in Ghana and also provides a compendious review of the wealth sector in Ghana.

Findings from the report shows that tremendous amounts of wealth has been accumulated by Ghanaians during the past 20 years. The report has discovered some intriguing data about the wealthy in Ghana and how they impact on Ghana’s economy and policies.

The top 10 richest people in Ghana are as follows:

10. Kwabena Duffuor ($680 Million | President, House of Duffuor Assets | Finance)

Kwabena Duffuor is the Chief Executive Officer of closely held House of Duffour Asset Holdings. He expanded into his real estate portfolio by snapping up skyscrapers in Accra which mostly houses his companies. His largest holding is in UniBank, one of the largest banks in Ghana, which caters primarily to high and low net worth clients.

Kwabena Duffour

9. The Kalmoni Family ($710 Million | Japan Motors | Diversified)

The Kalmoni Family is well known for Japan Motors, Silver Star Auto and Lakeside Estates.


8. Patricia Poku-Diaby ($730 Million | CEO Plot Enterprise Ghana Limited | Cocoa)

39b268cPatricia Poku-Diaby was involved in her family’s business (trading and transportation) before she set up the Plot Enterprise Group in Ivory Coast, which was a precursor to the Ghanaian company. Plot Enterprise Ghana is a wholly Ghanaian owned cocoa processing company. The group has market presence in Asia and West Africa and comprises; Plot Commodities (registered with the Dubai Metal and Commodities Centre in Dubai), Plot Enterprise in Ivory Coast and Plot Enterprise Ghana.


 7. The Irani Family ($820 Million | Owners, Irani Brothers & Others Limited | Commodities)

The Irani Family is best known for flour making. Irani irani_brothersBrothers is the market leader in wheat flour production in Ghana with about 55% of the total market and employs over 400 people.

6. Mohammed Ahmed Odaymat ($860 Million | Chairman, Rana Motors | Diversified)

They are best known for Rana Motors, Leylac Paints, BBC Leyland & Aquafill Mineral Water. Mohammed Odaymat is the Board Chairman of BBC Industrial (Ghana) Limited, producers of Leyland and Leylac paints in Tema. BBC Industrial Company is the largest local paint manufacturer in Ghana and accounts for about 55% of locally produced paints.  His son Esam is currently the CEO of the company.


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 5. Nabil Edmond Mourkazel ($900 Million | Executive Chairman, Finatrade Group | Commodities)

Nabil Moukarzel owns the most shares by value in The Finatrade Group which is one of the largest food manufacturing and food distribution companies in West Africa. Moukarzel’s company is Ghana’s largest distributor of food and importer of rice with its Rice Master and Sultana rice brands.


 4. Sir Sam Esso Jonah (Executive Chairman, Jonah Capital | Investments | $1.2 Billion)

Sir Sam Jonah reached the prime of his career when he led the $1.48 billion merger between Ashanti Goldfields and AngloGold in 2004. A lot of mining companies have benefited from Sam Jonah’s expertise in the mining industry. Sam’s equity fund, Jonah Capital owns 14 mineral resource assets across 10 countries in Africa.


 3. Ernesto Taricone (Executive Chairman, Trasacco Group | Real Estate | $1.3 Billion)

Ernesto Taricone is an industrial investor and civil engineer, he is the Executive Chairman and CEO of Trasacco Group which employs over 4000 Ghanaians and expatriates.



 2. Charles Ampofo (Chairman & CEO of  Kampac International PLC | Oil & Gas | $1.4 Billion)

Charles Ampofo is the Chairman and Founder of Kampac Group which is headquartered in the business hub of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The Group engages in various activities and operates Kampac Oil as its primary business. Other companies under the Group includes Kampac Properties, Kampac Travels, Kampac Flora, Kampac Telecom and Kampac Resources.

Charles Ampofo

 1. Michael Ibrahim Mahama (CEO, Engineers & Planners | Mining | $1.6 Billion)

There is no doubt that the president’s brother is on top of the list. Ibrahim’s interest in private sector business began with his development of interest in heavy duty equipment whilst assisting his father on his mechanized rice farms in Tamale, Ghana. He developed a further interest in the U.K. where he resided for a period of five years and worked in the civil construction industry in Scotland. He also worked with M&M Properties in the U.K., a property development company.



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