Top 20 richest Ghanaians 2015 —Data by Goodman AMC

  
The richest people in Ghana have been revealed after extensive research by Ghanaian management and consulting firm, Goodman AMC.Unlike their Nigerian counter-parts, wealthy Ghanaians are thought to be conservative in stating their actual wealth ostensibly due to tax obligations and other personal misgivings, but Goodman AMC appears to have gone behind the scene to extract that information and come out with the ‘Ghana Wealth Report’.

The report follows Goodman AMC tracking of successful entrepreneurs and investors in Ghana who have $100 million or more in assets and investments.

The findings reveal that the top 80 richest people in Ghana have a combined wealth of $29.3 billion and employ over 150,000 Ghanaians directly.

Goodman AMC’s Ghana Wealth Report discovered 3 billionaires and 77 multimillionaires who all form part of a group of individuals called the Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals (UHNWI). 

The report identified Charles Ampofo as the richest man in Ghana with a net worth of $1.46 billion. Ampofo is said to have made his fortune through Kampac Oil, an 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, who is said to have interests in real estate, aluminum, agriculture, construction and forestry. Taricone is the owner of Trassaco Valley.

The report also identified Patricia Poku-Diaby as the richest woman in Ghana with a net worth of $720 million. She is into the export of cocoa and cotton. Four other women – Theresa Oppong-Beeko, Kate Quartey-Papafio and Gifty Lamptey and Grace Amey-Obeng – also made the list of 80 Richest Ghanaians. Together, the five richest women in Ghana control $1.62 billion.

The report does not cover politicians who acquired their wealth by virtue of them being in active politics and monarchs who acquired their wealth through their royal status. Ownership of closely-held assets which could not be substantiated were also left out of the calculation.

How Net Worth Was Calculated

Goodman AMC says it calculated 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. Read more about that here:

While Goodman AMC’s Ghana Wealth Report is comprehensive and compelling, Graphic Online has not independently authenticated the findings.

Indeed Good man AMC issues a caveat that: “The Ghana Wealth Report is for information purposes only. It is not investment advice…”

Find the list of the top 80 richest Ghanaians below:

#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 & GA

#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 (Despite)                                       

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

Data Credit: Goodman AMC

See the breakdown of individual wealth at Goodman AMC.

Credit: Samuel K. Obour (GraphicOnline)

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