Rich kids of GhanaYou asked for it and so we went digging!I n the wake of seeking and making an inquiry or two I at last present to you ‘The Real Rich Kids of Ghana’.
These guys may not always be on Instagram flaunting their wealth, but most of them are making their money or were born into families with known sources of wealth.
1. Tamara Jonah
Tamara is the daughter of Ghanaian businessman, Sir Samuel Esson Jonah, former President of AngloGold Ashanti, and the Executive Chairman of Jonah Capital. Mr Jonah is reportedly worth $1.2 Billion.
Jonah Capital, a holding company and private equity firm that makes investments in the mining sector, real estate, agriculture, construction materials, financial services, oil and gas services. The private equity firm is 78% owned by the Jonah Family and 22% by Standard Bank.
Now known as Tamara-Jonah-Goka, she is the owner of Lionheart Events, an events design house offering full service event planning for usually the rich. She married into the Goka family, another rich Ghanaian family that includes Tucci Goka (who is daughter to the sister of Ghana’s First Lady), and Kwame Goka, manager of the popular Twist Nightclub.
2. Kennedy & Henrietta Osei
Kennedy and Henrietta Osei are for now the most publicly known children of Dr Osei Kwame Despite, Chief Executive of Despite Group of Companies, who is one of Africa’s most successful businessmen. Mr Osei is noted for collecting luxurious vehicles and has great love for exotic cars.
Kennedy Osei is the eldest child of Dr. Osei Kwame ‘Despite’. Affectionately called Ken, he is now the General Manager of the Despite Group of Companies, operators of Peace FM, Peacefmonline.com, OKAY FM and Neat FM in Accra, Hello FM in Kumasi, and United Television (UTV).
Ken studied BSc Business Administration at the University of Ghana, and had a MS in Economics (Money, Banking and Finance) at the University of Birmingham. He is also the Executive Managing Director of Golden Crystal Lodge.
Henrietta Adwoa Osei, in 2017 completed a masters program at the University of Warwick. She later made the headlines all over Ghana when she married, Kwaku Shink, son of a rich import merchant.
3. Nana Kwame Bediako
I like to call Nana Kwame Bediako and his older brother Kwaku Bediako, the “real-estate family”.
Nana Kwame is CEO of Wonda World & Petronia, a real estate developing firm. He is the new kid on the block as far as the construction of modern city estate and town houses of the likes in Monte Carlo and Miami, USA, are concerned.
He started life as owner of a nightclub in Accra in his mid 20s. By age 21, he had made a million pounds for himself, selling scrap steel and telecommunications material while attending school at Waltham Forest College and briefly, Westminster University.
Today he is known for the ambitious projects like the construction of a $4.5 billion estate in Takoradi. Among other projects are the 43-apartment Kwarleyz in the Airport Residential area – named after his mother.
There is also the 16-floor building designed by the celebrated architect Branco Cavaleiro, in Oxford Street. Nana Kwame also known as Cheddah is noted for his love for supercars and he owns a fleet including Ferrari and Lamborghini.
4. Kweku Bediako
Kwaku Bediako is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Chase Petroleum Ghana Limited. A recent report estimated his worth to be $350 Million.
He is also the Founder of Goldkey Properties and Blackwell Properties, two of the leading property developers with luxury apartments and townhouses in three prime areas of Accra which includes Airport, Cantonments and Roman Ridge.
5. Nana Kweku and Chiefy Nduom
The sons of Ghanaian serial entrepreneur and politician, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom cannot be left out of our list. His Groupe Nduom company has over 60 businesses from banking to media to real estate, insurance and mining. Dr Nduom revealed how he lost $2 million in on day, in the April edition of the Forbes Africa Magazine. Phew!!
Nana Kweku Nduom and Chiefy Nduom are both Vice Presidents of Groupe Nduom. They oversee their family’s investment in Illinois Service Federal Savings & Loan Association in Chicago.
The Nduoms’ $9 million stake in ISF Bank marks the family’s entry into the U.S. financial services industry.
6. Dr Edjah Nduom
Dr Edjah Nduom is a neurosurgeon in the United States of America. He is the first black to chair the Young Neurosurgeons Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
7. Ernest Taricone
Ernest is the only son of Ernesto Taricone, Executive Chairman and CEO of Trasacco Group. He has raised three children, Ernest, Cinzia and Agata who are all actively involved in the daily growth of Trasacco Group.
Ernesto Taricone was born in Italy but came to Ghana in 1968 with his father and two brothers during his teens. The majority of his businesses are in Agriculture, Mining, Forestry, Construction and Real Estate development including Trasacco Valley, Villagio Primavera Condominium, Villagio Vista, Casa Trasacco, and Vista Alto. A recent publication put his worth at $1.3 Billion.