Richest lawyers in Ghana: In Ghana, most citizens consider law as one of the professions for indigent people. This speculation is rooted on the fact that some of the lawyers in Ghana are not very rich, despite the fact that law is seen as one of the prestigious professions in the country. Nevertheless, it will surprise you to know that this speculation is wholesomely fallacious. It is truism that every young lawyer has to work very hard before becoming successful as a lawyer, but saying that law is a profession for poor people in Ghana is a very big lie.
To substantiate the point I made above, i will quickly make a list of some of the richest lawyers in Ghana. Trust me; after reading this article, you will also attest to the fact that law is indeed a lucrative profession. So without wasting much time, here are the richest and wealthiest lawyers in Ghana.
Note: The persons mentioned in this article are not the only rich lawyers in Ghana. However, they are the top richest lawyers i was able to note after much researching.
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Richest lawyers in Ghana
Below are the richest lawyers in Ghana and their networth:
- Haruna Iddrisu – $300 million
- Nana Akufo Addo – $250 million
- Tsatsu Tsikata – $245 million
- Dr. Kwesi Botchwey – $200 million
- Tony Lithur – $30 million
Okay! There you have the list of the richest lawyers in Ghana and their net worth. Well, i am not going to just stop there. If you wish to know more about these lawyers, i enjoin you to read about each and every one of the below.
Haruna Iddrisu – $300 million
EDUCATION: University of Ghana
NETWORTH: $300 million
DATE OF BIRTH: 8th of September 1970
Haruna Iddrisu is a Member of Parliament for Tamale Southand the former Minister for Employment and Labour Relations in Ghana. He was born in Tamale, Ghana on the 8th of September 1970. According to reports from Wikipedia, Haruna Iddrisu has participate actively in the politics of Ghana since the 3rd republic. He served as the minister of communication (from 2009 – 2013) and also a one time minister of trade and industry.
It will surprise you to know that Haruna Iddrisu is currently the Minority Leader in Ghana’s Parliament. Even though it can be argued that most of his income is from politics, there is no doubt that he practiced exceptionally well before getting to the stage he is today. Just like i said before, it only takes time. Law is indeed one of the lucrative professions.
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Nana Akufo Addo – $250 million
EDUCATION: Lancing College, New College, Oxford University of Ghana Inns of Court School of Law
NETWORTH: $250 million
DATE OF BIRTH: 29th March 1944
CALL TO BAR: July 1975
Nana Akufo Addo is also among the successful and richest lawyers in Ghana currently. Even though he became the president Ghana at some point, there is no doubt that his efficiency in legal practice contributed greatly to his success in politics. Just like Haruna Iddrisu, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has led many political positions. He was the Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2007 under the Kufuor led administration.
According to research, Nana Akufo Addo was born on the 29th of March 1944. It will shock you to know that Nana Akufo Addo is the co-founder of Prempeh and Co (One of the best law firms in Ghana). No doubt, he is one of the richest lawyers in Ghana.
Tsatsu Tsikata – $245 million
EDUCATION: University of Ghana, Corpus Christi College, Oxford
NETWORTH: $245 million
DATE OF BIRTH: 1 October 1950 Keta, Ghana
Evidently, Tsatsu Tsikata is one of the richest lawyers in Ghana too. He is also one of the most reputable lawyers in the country. Over the years, Tsatsu Tsikata has contributed greatly to the growth of the law of Ghana. He is seen as an authority whenever he speaks because, he is and academician and a long time practicing lawyer with so much experience in the profession.
It is worthwhile to note again that Tsatsu Tsikata was once the chief executive of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation. Holding this position contributed to this popularity in Ghana today. Trust me; if you really want to know the richest lawyers in Ghana, Tsatsu Tsikata cannot be excluded.
Dr. Kwesi Botchwey – $200 million
EDUCATION: University of Ghana, Yale University, University of Michigan
NETWORTH: $200 million
DATE OF BIRTH: 13th September, 1946
Another rich lawyer in Ghana is Dr. Kwesi Botchwey. He is a politician and onetime Ghana’s Minister of Finance. According to my research, Dr. Kwesi Botchwey Practices in Development Economics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University. He is undoubtedly on of the brainy lawyers in Ghana I can count on.
He studied law at the University of Ghana and also did his masters at Yale University. Dr. Kwesi Botchwey has published many legal and non-legal articles with the United nations and even the international monetary fund (IMF). No doubt, he is one of the richest lawyers in Ghana.
Tony Lithur – $30 million
EDUCATION: University of Ghana, Legon; Ghana Law School
NETWORTH: $30 million
You can’t possibly make a list of the best lawyers in Ghana without mentioning Tony Lithur. He is one of the known practicing lawyers in Ghana. Tony has handled top legal matters in the country. Even his former wife, Nana Oye Lithur is a lawyer too. She is also a onetime Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection. In my view, Tony Lithur is one of best lawyers in Ghana when it comes to litigation. He is very skilled in that area.
It is pertinent to note that Tony Lithur is the founder and Senior Partner of the law firm, Lithur Brew & Company (one of the biggest law firms in Ghana). Trust me; he is one of the wealthiest lawyers in Ghana today.
By way of conclusion, i must bring to your notice again, that lawyers are not poor. So, the fact that you saw two or more poor young lawyers does not actually mean that the profession if for the poor. I believe this article has gone a law way to corroborate the fact that Ghanian lawyers are not poor. Thus, if you are a student or a researcher, i want you to jettison that perception. As long as i am concern, law is one of the most lucrative professions in Ghana.
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Edeh Samuel Chukwuemeka ACMC, is a Law Student and a Certified Mediator/Conciliator in Nigeria. He is also a Developer with knowledge in HTML, CSS, JS, PHP and React Native. Samuel is bent on changing the legal profession by building Web and Mobile Apps that will make legal research a lot easier.