People Who Make Money in Ghana

Everyone is well aware that making money in Ghana is one of the most difficult tasks ever. Inasmuch as there are big companies as well as good businesses that give money in the country, many have not been able to partake in the fortune.

Even those who are employed hardly make enough money to get them ranked among the actually rich in the society. Here are the group of people who are really bagging some cool cash from their profession in Ghana.

People Making the Most Money in Ghana

1. Football stars


Who does not know the worth of Ghanaian footballers at the moment? Football is one of the oldest sports and has as well gained a reputation for its fine pay. Once you have the skills in football and get the opportunity to display those skills, you will be noticed and this translates into a mammoth fortune.

2. Politicians


These are the prominent sharers of the National Cake; they go home from time to time with the lion share of the Nation’s money bag. They make official what would have been theft and embezzlement, giving them various funny and annoying allowance titles. Politicians are also awarded several contracts worth millions; they need not sweat so much before they are bombarded with huge sums of money. These guys are actually one of those bagging money in excess in Ghana.

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3. Sakawa Boys


The world has become better in many different ways but it is somehow getting more complex when it comes to internet fraud. Imagine working around the world without any credible business except to steal other people’s hard-earned money. Internet fraudsters popularly known as Sakawa boys are big men for absolutely not sweating for their wealth. In Ghana, the illegal venture (which includes email spam, impersonation, deceit, call in center fraud and more) is now becoming one of the fast-moving ventures as the participants hit huge amounts of money within months of starting. Seeing the luxury and affluent way these guys live, one would think they are cool business tycoons.

4. Pastors


No one in Ghana today needs to be told how lucrative being a pastor can be as churches are the second most filled places, after the markets. Most Ghanaians presently believe that solutions to all forms of problems ranging from financial, academic, and medical issues to other mysterious and supernatural problems of life can be gotten from the church.

These Pastors also called motivational speakers go by different titles – Bishops, Reverends, Evangelists, Pastors, Apostles, Soldiers, etc. Huge sums of money are garnered every day in the name of tithes, offerings, donations, seeds sowing, thanksgiving, and even sacrifices. The serious aspect of it all is that no class of people in the society is left out in the act of church giving – even the poorest always have to give something.

5. Drug Dealers


It’s true that no one comes out to say publicly that he or she is a drug dealer but they are everywhere. Most of the times, they combine this business with some other legal businesses for a camouflage. Drug dealers are big time millionaires in Ghana.

6. Media Owners

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As the print media is almost becoming obsolete in this computer age, broadcast media houses have become the best places for advertising and news dissemination. Those involved in this kind of business are really making big cash in Ghana. If you’ve been observant, you must have noticed how new Tv and radio stations are springing up in Ghana.

7. Celebrities (Musicians, Actors, and Actresses)


If you get to know what these Ghanaian celebrities are paid per music show or movie role, you would be amazed. Even the poorest of Ghanaians contribute to the wealth of this group of people since every Dick and Harry listen to music and watch movies. Interestingly, the movie stars don’t just earn huge fortunes from the movie roles they land, they also earn through endorsements and becoming products’ ambassadors since they are massively celebrated.

8. Pilots

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Around the world, airline pilots are among the top-earners. While the amounts vary, depending on the airline and pilot, people who fly planes in Ghana take home enviable amounts of cash every year as salaries and allowances. So, if you are bent on making some real dough legally, you may consider becoming a pilot.