9. Ghassan Yared $ 480million
Most of Yared’s wealth was obtained from Forewin, a company which has already established itself in the 10 regions of Ghana with deep penetration in 39 cities across Ghana.
GhassanYared has a large transport fleet of over 400 mobile vehicles which links the various regions of Ghana with the main office in Accra.
Yared is also 100 percent owner of Mabani Holdings Ghana Limited a real estate firm. Mabani recently signed a joint venture agreement with Actis, a private equity real estate investor in Sub-Saharan Africa, Actis has invested about US$ 150 million in real-estate development in Africa.
Mabani Holdings and Actis are currently working together on a 70,000-square metre mixed-use office, hotel, residential and retail development on a seven-acre site. This property called ‘The Exchange’ will be a landmark development in the heart of Accra, close to Kotoka International Airport (KIA) and will house the first Radisson Blu Hotel in Ghana. This project is valued in excess of $80 million dollars.Ghassan Yared $ 480million