Ghana has been doing well economically with a growth rate of 13.5 percent since 2012 and is expected to achieve at least over 8.3 percent by this year. With this growth, several people have also seen their personal fortunes multiply. The country is yet to have one of their own in Africa’s top ten richest men in a list dominated by Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt and Morocco. The following are estimates of the 10 richest men in Ghana:
10. Mr Koffi Wayo
Mr. Koffi Wayo is estimated to be worth USD 30 million. Launched into the gun business early in life and is believed to be making millions every year through rifle and pistol sales.
9. Jerry John Rawlings
Former President Jerry Rawlings is estimated to be worth USD 50 million. He ascended to the presidency in 1993 and served up to 2001. He is believed to have made most of his wealth through various business deals and income from various top government jobs.
8. Mr. Kwadwo Adjei Darko
The prominent politician is estimated to be worth USD 150 million. Mr. Kwadwo has served in various top government positions as a minister. He has previously headed the ministries of mines and that of local government and rural development as well as serving as a Member of Parliament.
7. Dr. Kwaku Afriyie
The medical doctor has invested heavily in cocoa plantations, cola, and oil palm and is estimated to be worth USD 180 million. A graduate of the University of Ghana Medical School, Dr Kwaku also holds a Master of Public Health from Tulane University, U.S.A. He has also served as a minister of the Ghana government in various dockets such as Health, Lands, and Forestry and Mines. He chaired the Electricity Company of Ghana board and also owns a private clinic.
6. Dr Kwesi Botchwey
The career law professor is estimated to be worth USD 200 million. With an LLM from Yale Law School and a Ph.D from Michigan Law School, the professor has taught at various universities in Africa including the University of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania, the University of Zambia, Tufts University, U.S.A, and the University of Ghana. He has also served as a director at Harvard University as well as Minister of Finance from 1982-1995.