Hon. Kennedy Agyapong and Dr. Osei Kwame Despite are two of Ghana’s wealthiest men. But who is the richest of the two?
In our recent publication, we compared the wealth between Ghanaian businessman Ibrahim Mahama and that of international footballers Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, and we came to a shocking outcome (I’m sure you’d want to see it – why don’t you read to find out for yourself here?)
In this article, TheDistin will share with you who the richest is between Kennedy Agyapong and Osei Kwame Despite.
One thing is common between these big names and aside from them being prominent within the Ghanaian media space, these individuals are all business moguls who earn their fortune from various endeavors.
Also, between them, one is close to becoming a billionaire whereas the other is still crowned with millionaire status (in dollars) but certainly, all are billionaires in cedis.
Who are these individuals?
Kennedy Ohene Agyapong is a Ghanaian politician, businessman, and Member of Parliament for the Assin Central constituency in the Central Region of Ghana. He was born on June 16, 1960, in Assin Dompim, a town in the Central Region of Ghana.
Agyapong is known for his controversial comments and actions, particularly his outspokenness on political and social issues. He has been a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) since 1996 and has served as a member of parliament since 2001.
Apart from politics, Agyapong is a successful businessman with interests in the media, mining, and real estate sectors. He owns the Kencity Media Group, which operates a number of radio and television stations in Ghana.
Agyapong has been involved in several high-profile controversies throughout his career, including accusations of inciting violence and making derogatory remarks about women and minority groups. He has also been praised by some for his efforts to expose corruption and promote transparency in Ghanaian politics.
Osei Kwame Despite
Dr. Osei Kwame Despite is a Ghanaian businessman and entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of the Despite Group of Companies. He is one of the wealthiest people in Ghana and has been recognized for his contributions to business and philanthropy.
Despite’s wealth comes from his diverse business interests, which include interests in real estate, media, and other sectors. He is the owner of UTV, one of the most popular television stations in Ghana, as well as Peace FM, Okay FM, Neat FM, and Hello FM, which are popular radio stations in the country. He also owns Neat Foods Company Limited, a leading producer of confectionery and other food products in Ghana.
Despite is also known for his philanthropic efforts. He has donated to a number of causes, including healthcare, education, and social welfare programs in Ghana. Despite’s success in business and his commitment to giving back to his community have helped to establish him as one of the most respected and influential businessmen in Ghana.
Who is richer between Kennedy Agyapong and Osei Kwame Despite?
In an interview with British Ghanaian entrepreneur Akosua Dentaa Amoateng MBE, Kennedy Agyapong revealed he was worth more than $250 million, he added that he laughed when he once saw Denzel Washingston’s fortune and realised he is richer than him. Although Kennedy has in nowhere disclosed his exact fortune, GhanaInsider also pegs Kennedy Agyapong’s net worth at $1 billion. His annual income is believed to be $7.5 million from his businesses.
Dr. Osei Kwame Despite, an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the CEO of Company Despite Group of Companies (DGC), reportedly has a current net worth of $800 million, per Yen.com.
From their estimated net worth, it is evident Osei Kwame Despite is richer than Kennedy Agyapong as he has a higher net worth than him. Nonetheless, the two prominent figures are counted among the top richest people in Ghana.