2 - The 14 Richest Men in Ghana; 2017 Edition


Business: Media Mogul
CEO: Despite Group Of Companies
Status: Billionaire

He owns  Okay FM, Asomdwie FM, Neat FM, Hello FM, U2 Company Limited (Iodated Salt Production), Neat Foods Company Limited (which produces and markets NEAT Fufu, NEAT Banku, NEAT Abenkwan, NEAT Hausa Koko, NEAT Diary Products), Special Ice Company Limited (Water Bottling Company), This Way Products (Makers Of This Way Chocolate Drink and This Way Motherlac).

He also has hands in a micro finance company, BestPoint Savings and Loans Limited (BPSL), real estates and fast rising TV station, UTV. Despite was not born into a wealthy family. Born in a village called Agona, Wiamoase in the Ashanti Region in Ghana, Despite began life as a petty trader selling all sorts of merchandise including; music cassettes, padlocks, feeding bottles, and other merchandise at Dunkwa Offinso. His family background never stopped him from doing something for himself. For many young entrepreneurs who may identify with him, this must be a wakeup call- your success must not be limited by your place of birth. It is a blessing to have wealthy parents but the unavailability of such parents should not become a deterrent in your own pursuits to build an enterprise. In his own words during a rare recent interview, Despite said, “though I had dreams, I never knew, I will get this far but God has made all things possible.”