It is no news that actors make a lot of money nowadays. Gone are the days when actors were referred to as unserious entities. The Ghanaian movie industry is known as Ghallywood or Kumawood.
This industry has grown geometrically in the last decade, churning out several best-selling projects reaching the rest of the world. In this article, we will discuss the top 10 richest actors in Ghana. Let’s get straight to the crux of this article without wasting any more time.
With this in mind, we are sure that actors are now rolling in lots of money, especially with most of them signing contracts as brand ambassadors. Without mincing words, engaging your acting talent is a lucrative business if you get it right.
Just like everyone, I am sure you want to have an idea of who are the top earners among your favorite actors in Ghana.
Meet the top 10 actors in Ghana
1. Majid Michel
This handsome and talented actor sits at the top of our top 10 richest actors in Ghana list. He was born to a Ghanaian mother and a Lebanese father. He signed a deal in 2015 with a top fashion brand, FOURFRONT1602, an ambassador. His earnings over the years make him the richest Ghanaian actor worth $1.6 million.
2. Chris Attoh
This actor is not just a handsome face, he is very talented. Since making his debut he has taken the silver screen by storm. He starred in the TV series, Tinsel and has also starred in several other movies as well. He has worked on two notable Hollywood projects, “Zombie Ted” and “The Rangers.” All of his work has helped him grow his worth to $1.2 million.
3. Yvonne Nelson
Yvonne Nelson was born in 1985 and has become a screen diva who is recognized all over the continent. Since making her debut, she has acted in almost 200 movies. She is also a model, brand ambassador, producer, and businesswoman. She has made a fortune for herself and is worth $900,000.
4. Jackie Appiah
Jackie is a perfect mix of melanin beauty and talent. The Canadian-born actress made her debut in the movie “Divine Love.” The 36-year-old actress has won several awards on the local and continental front. She got married in 2005 but the marriage hit the rocks finally in 2012 after several years of being at logger’s heads. Appiah is currently worth $800,000. She has made her fortune from acting, business, and being a brand ambassador.
5. Nadia Buari
The beautiful actress made her screen debut on a TV series in 2005 titled “Games People Play.” This role got her nominated for the best actress award that year. She has gone on to play several other roles in movies having acted in over a hundred movies. She comes from a family of entertainers, her father is the veteran Ghanaian musician and producer, Sidiku Buari. She is currently worth $750,000.
6. Van Vicker
This actor originally christened Joseph Van Vicker is known mostly for his lover boy role in movies. He has acted in so many movies cutting across Ghallywood and Nollywood, sharing the screen with several top actors on the continent.
He is also of mixed ancestry, born to a Dutch father and a Liberian/Ghanaian mother in 1977. He got married in 2003, a union blessed with three kids. He used to be into radio and TV presenting before getting into acting. He hopes to act in Hollywood someday and has produced and directed a movie. He is worth $700,000.
7. John Dumelo
John Dumelo has become a household name in almost every part of Africa. The tall, dark, and handsome actor of Ghanaian descent ticks all the boxes when it comes to being a successful actor. The 34-year-old actor bagged a degree in civil engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science, Ghana.
He has always had a passion for acting, stepping up to the stage for the first time at age 7. After bagging his degree, he went back to his first love, acting. Since 2008 he has been in over 80 Ghollywood and Nollywood movies. He is also a philanthropist, politician, and entrepreneur. He is currently worth $650,000. By the way, he is the first Ghanaian to get over a million likes on Facebook.
8. Juliet Ibrahim
This actress is one of the top actresses on the African continent. She is not just talented, she is good-natured and very beautiful as well. She acts in movies with both Ghollywood and Nollywood and she doubles as a producer too. The actress is what you term a half-caste as her father is Lebanese while her mother is a mix of Liberian and Ghanaian.
Born March 3, 1986, she has grown to become a celebrated actress on the continent though she began her career as a model. She made her acting debut in 2005 and she has gone on to star in over 100 movies since then.
She launched two movies in 2014, “Shattered romance” and “Number One fan.” Both movies broke the net, reaching the top of the charts. She is not just an actress, she is also an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a winner of many awards. She is worth $550,000.
9. Joselyn Dumas
This is another top female actress to make this list at number 9. The talented actress has starred in so many movies since her debut. The 38-year-old actress ventured into entertainment and media in 2008 abandoning her practice of law. She studied law in the United States for 8 years after graduating from secondary school in Ghana.
Joselyn Dumas was once married but the marriage didn’t last. She got divorced but has a daughter from that marriage and she once said her marital experience had taught her patience and tolerance. Jocelyn has won several awards both in Ghana and on the continental level. She is currently worth $400,000.
10. Yvonne Okoro
This star actress takes number 10 on our list. She has truly had an illustrious career after making her debut in 2002. Yvonne has a mixed heritage, born to a Nigerian father (from Eastern Nigeria) and a Ghanaian mother.
She has pushed herself to become a force to be reckoned with in the Ghanaian movie industry. In 2013, Yvonne signed a contract with PZ Cussons Ghana as the company’s brand ambassador for that year. She is currently worth $300,000.