The past decade has seen a golden generation of super wealthy millennials emerge in Ghana through entrepreneurship and sports. These individuals have become the inspiration for others who aspire to greater similar heights.
Business Insider SSA profiles some of the wealthiest under 40's in Ghana.
Nana Kwame Bediako - Real Estate
With a vision to transform Africa and a proven track record of success, Petronia City CEO Nana Kwame Bediako stands out among the brightest rising entrepreneurs in Africa. Nana Kwame has achieved an impressive level of success in Accra’s real estate industry with properties in prime areas including Trasacco Valley, Cantonments, Airport, and East Legon. Now he has his sights set on tackling national, regional, and continental development issues.
Michael Essien, Footballer
Now based in Indonesia in the twilight of his career, Essien was at his peak among the best midfielders on the planet and was rewarded like one during his time at English football club, Chelsea earning wealth of almost $25million. He also enjoyed several lucrative endorsements and is also an investor in a plethora of real estate projects.
31-year-old Ibrah is the talk of the town in Ghana now. He flaunts his wealth on his Instagram page, showing his fleet of expensive cars, which cost millions of dollars. Ibrah started with a forex bureau and has diversified into real estate, oil and other ventures. Owns one of the most expensive fleet of cars in the country.
Nana Appiah Mensah, Finance and Entertainment
Nana Appiah Mensah is the Cape Coast born owner of Ghana's leading privately held gold exchange Menzbanc. He has diversified into media as well with an entertainment company called Zylofon Media which provides a wide variety of services. He recently made the news after he acquired an private jet.
Mike Nyinaku, Banking and Real Estate
At age 39, Nyinaku is the founder of Beige Group. Initially founded in 2008 as an investment company, it has grown from a saving and loans into a full blown bank with over 70 branches across the country. Nyinaku is also heavily invested in real estate and asset management.
Kwabena Duffour II,Banking and Media
Kwabena Duffuor II is the Chief Operating Officer of uniBank Ghana Ltd, the company started by his father, a former finance minister. He holds a PhD in Finance and has overseen the expansion of the bank into one of Ghana's most profitable indigenous banks.Known for his love of flash, he is also the brain behind the backing of EIB, a media group that is becoming a powerhouse in Ghana with its collection of TV and radio staions.
Asamoah Gyan, Footballer
Asamoah Gyan is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Kayserispor and captains the Ghanaian national team. In 2016 he made annual an salary of 11.8 million GBP. He recently received license to operate an airline business in Ghana in addition to several other business interests.
Nii Kotei Dzani, Finance
Recently voted as Ghana's top entrepreneur under 40, Dzani heads Groupe Ideal and has also been voted onto Ghana's Council of State, the body that advises the president.
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