Ghana’s richest celebrities are majorly actors/actresses. Sincerely, this article is exclusive of other Ghanaian celebrities such as comedians and musicians. Ghallywood is one of Africa’s thriving movie industries and the reason for this is not far from the verity that a significant number of Ghanaian actors/actresses have risen in fame and wealth.
In any discussion about Ghana’s richest celebrities, people’s minds are readily occupied by big names including Majid Michel, Yvonne Nelson, and Jackie Appiah. Nevertheless, there are several other Ghanaians who have amassed substantial wealth by virtue of their vigorous contributions to Ghana’s movie industry. Finally, we bring you a list of the richest celebrities in Ghana.
TOP 10 RICHEST CELEBRITIES IN GHANA 2021
1. Majid Michel
Majid Michel is a popular actor born in the Ghanaian capital –Accra –in 1980. He is a widely celebrated Ghanaian actor who has remained active in the movie industry since 2000. At the Africa Movie Academy Awards, he has been nominated under the award category “Best Actor in a Leading Role” 6 times out of which he won the award once. The renowned actor was nominated in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2017. Notably, he finally won the award upon his fourth nomination in 2012.
Majid Michel is a product of mixed parentage between a Ghanaian mother and a Lebanese father. He emerged into a family of 10 children and was raised together with his siblings in Accra. Having completed his primary education at St. Theresa’s Primary School, he was enrolled in the Mfantsipim School.
During his days in secondary school, Majid Michel was part of his school’s Drama Club and was vibrantly engaged in theatrical roles. Today, Majid Michel is married to Virna Michel and the couple is blessed with three children. Regarded as Ghana’s richest actor, Majid Michel claims a net worth of $1.6 million.
2. John Dumelo
John Dumelo is a prominent Ghanaian actor born in 1984. He is a widely followed personality on social media. His Facebook `likes’ rose to 1 million in 2014, making him the first Ghanaian citizen to reach that milestone. In recognition of his acting prowess, John Dumelo has received nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Most Promising Actor under the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
John Dumelo began his acting career at a young age precisely in the 90s when he featured in “Baby Thief”. Having finished his primary education at Christ the King School, Dumelo was enrolled in Achimota School for secondary education.
A graduate of Civil Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, John Dumelo is one of Ghana’s richest actors. His net worth currently stands at $1.6 million. In addition to acting, John Dumelo doubles up his professional career with entrepreneurship and he is the owner of the J. Melo Line –a thriving clothing line.
3. Chris Attoh
Chris Attoh is a Ghanaian best known for his roles as a producer, actor, TV presenter, and on-air personality. He goes by the birth name Christopher Keith Nii Attoh and he is popularly regarded as “Kwame Mensah” in Tinsel –a Nigerian soap opera. Currently, Chris Attoh is a divorcé, and reports claimed that he broke up with Damilola Adegbite in 2017.
A graduate of KNUST, Chris Attoh has featured in a number of movies including Sinking Sands, Flower Girl, Love and War, Six Hours to Christmas, Happiness is a Four Letter Word, Single and Married, Journey, to Self, and A Trip to Jamaica. Considered as Ghana’s second richest actor, Chris Attoh holds a net worth of $1.4 million.
4. Yvonne Nelson
Yvonne Nelson is an award-winning Ghanaian actress born in Accra in 1985. She has long been a vibrant actress in the Ghanaian movie industry and her acting career began in 2000.
Yvonne Nelson is a graduate of Human Resource Management from Central University College. Although she is best known for acting, Yvonne Nelson doubles up her profession as an entrepreneur, model and film producer. Highly acclaimed for her acting prowess, Yvonne Nelson has starred in more than 100 movies. To mention a few, some of the movies are Save the Last Kiss, The Return of Beyonce, Princess Tyra, Pool Party, Passion of the Soul, Material Girl, Any Other Monday and House of Gold. With a net worth of $900,000, Yvonne Nelson is deemed Ghana’s richest actress.
5. Jackie Appiah
Jackie Appiah –fully known as Jackie Agyemang Appiah –is a renowned Ghanaian actress born in Canada in 1983. Her acting prowess, coupled with consistency, has earned her a number of awards and she is undoubtedly one of Ghana’s leading actresses. At the 2007 Africa Movie Academy Awards, she was awarded the “Best Actress in a Supporting Role’’. Also in 2010, she emerged as the Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Regarded as the last child of her parents, Jackie Appiah began acting a long time ago and has featured in hundreds of movies. Currently, she holds a net worth of $800,000, making her the second richest actress in Ghana.
6. Nadia Buari
Nadia Buari is one of Ghana’s leading actresses. She was born in the Ghanaian region of Sekondi-Takoradi in 1982. Under the African Movie Academy Awards, she has been nominated twice for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Meanwhile, the nominations came in 2001 and 2009.
Nadia Buari is a product of mixed parentage between a Ghanaian mother and a Lebanese father. A graduate of Performing Arts from the University of Ghana, Nadia Buari is currently blessed with two children and she has featured in numerous movies. At the moment, she is the third richest Ghanaian actress with a net worth of $800,000.
7. Van Vicker
Van Vicker is a prominent Ghanaian actor born in Ghana in 1977. At the 2008 Africa Movie Academy Awards, he was nominated for Best Upcoming Actor and Best Actor in a Leading Role. He is the child of a Dutch father and a Liberian/Ghanaian mother. Vicker, as well as fellow actor Majid Michel, received an education at Mfantsipim School and he has remained an active actor since 2000.
So far in his acting career, Van Vicker has won several awards and starred in many movies including but not limited to Loyal Enemies, Beyond Conspiracy, Twilight Sisters, Jealous Princess, Broken Tears, Royal Battle, Wedlock of the Gods, In the Eyes of My Husband, Divine Love, and Total Love. Considered one of Ghana’s richest actors, Van Vicker has a net worth of $800,000.
8. Juliet Ibrahim
Juliet Ibrahim is a popular Ghanaian who combines professional roles as a singer, film producer, and actress. Though she is best known as a Ghanaian, she holds Liberian and Lebanese citizenship. Her prolific role in 4 Play earned her an award titled “Best Actress in a Leading Role” at the Ghana Movie Awards in 2010. From 2010 to 2013, she was married to Kwadwo Safo Jnr.
Juliet Ibrahim was born in Greater Accra, Ghana in 1986. Her birth resulted from mixed parentage between Liberian/Ghanaian mother and Lebanese father. She spent most of her childhood growing in Lebanon and Ivory Coast where she obtained primary and secondary education respectively. A graduate of the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Juliet Ibrahim currently holds a net worth of $600,000.
9. Jocelyn Dumas
Jocelyn Dumas is an actress and TV host of Ghanaian descent. She was born in 1980 and has remained an active actress since 2009. In recognition of her role in a movie titled “A Northern Affair”, Jocelyn Dumas was nominated for Best Actress under Africa Movie Award and Ghana Movie Award in 2014.
Fully known as Jocelyn Canfor-Dumas, Jocelyn Dumas was raised in the Ghanaian capital –Accra. She was enrolled in Morning Star School for primary education. At the end of her primary education, she was further schooled at the Archbishop Porter Girls High School. Later on, she proceeded to the US where she obtained a Degree in Administrative Law. Some of the movies she featured in are the V. Republic, A Northern Affair, Bed of Roses, Perfect Picture, and Lekki Wives. At the moment, she holds a net worth of $500,000 making her one of Ghana’s richest actresses.
10. Yvonne Okoro
Fully known as Chinyere Yvonne Okoro, Yvonne Okoro is a prominent actress of Ghanaian descent and tenth on our list of richest celebrities in Ghana. She has remained an active actress since 2002 and her prolific acting roles have earned her significant awards and nominations. At the 2012 Nigeria Excellence Awards, she was decorated with an award titled “Distinguished Achievement Award’’.
In recognition of her roles in two movies namely “Single Six’’ and “Pool Party’’, Yvonne Okoro was nominated for Best Actress under Africa Movie Academy Awards for two consecutive years –2011 and 2012. Significantly, the prominent actress is a four-time winner of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award.
Although she is widely regarded as a Ghanaian, Yvonne Okoro is a product of mixed parentage between a Nigerian father and a Ghanaian mother. Yvonne Okoro is descended from a large family and she is said to have developed her acting flair while she was young.
A graduate of the University of Ghana, Yvonne Okoro marked her sojourn in professional acting in 2002 with a movie titled “Sticking to the Promise”. Currently, she holds a net worth of $300,000 and has featured in many movies including but not limited to Ghana Must Go, I Broke My Heart, Four Play, Blood is Thick, Sticking to the Promise, Royal Battle, and The Game.
That’s all about the richest celebrities in Ghana 2021.