Kingaziz.com is bringing you the top 10 richest Ghanaian actresses and their net worth.
Our ranking of the richest Ghanaian actresses uses public data shared by different sources online. This list is just an estimated value of their respective net worth, and it’s highly competitive as it keeps changing every year because overtaking is allowed.
Below are the 10 richest Ghanaian actresses who have graced the screens of Ghanaians with elegant and unique acting skills;
10. Martha Ankomah
Martha Ankomah is number 10 on our list of the richest Ghanaian actresses. The Ghanaian film actress and an entrepreneur was born on October 10, 1985, in Accra, Ghana, as the first-born of her single mother, Ankomah recalled encountering several challenges during her childhood. According to her, she delved into acting through her cousin in 1994. After taking part in several auditions for movies, and acting in some television serials and film productions, she entered into Next Movie Star, where she was placed third in the 2007 edition of the reality show. Ankomah disclosed during an interview with Hitz FM in 2016 that henceforth she would only consider roles that are morally just and bring about positive change in the society.
In July 2013, she officially opened her beauty salon ‘Martha’s Place’ in Accra. The salon offers treatments for men and women. In 2014, Ankomah signed an endorsement deal with Vitamilk Viora. Dusk Capital Limited, a Ghanaian Investment Bank in 2017 revealed Ankomah as their brand ambassador. She has worked with Globacom since 2018 as a brand ambassador. In 2018, Ankomah was named the brand ambassador for Ghana Textiles Printers’ (GTP) new fabric ‘Adepa Dumas’. In 2016, she launced her foundation called ‘Martha Ankomah Foundation’ to provide health awareness, child care support programs, livelihood empowerment and community development projects. Martha through her foundation has donated stationery and other learning materials to many deprived communities including school children at Ackrobon in the Awutu Senya District. The foundation works together with Autism Ambassadors to develop autism awareness and support children living with autism.
Martha Ankomah net worth is estimated at $250,000.
Read Martha Ankomah’s full Biography [Here]
9. Nana Ama Mcbrown
Ghanaian actress and TV presenter Felicity Ama Agyemang, known as Nana Ama McBrown, is number 9 on our list of the richest Ghanaian actresses. She rose to prominence for her role in the television series Tentacles. Later, she found mainstream success following her role in the Twi-language film “Asoreba”. She is currently the host of television cooking show McBrown Kitchen and entertainment talk show United Showbiz on UTV.
Nana Ama McBrown was born on August 15, 1977. Her father Kwabena Nkrumah divorced her mother Cecilia Agyenim Boateng when the actress was young. With her father gone and her mother unable to take care of her and her six other siblings, she together with her siblings were adopted by Kofi McBrown and her aunt, Madam Betty Obiri Yeboah.
Along with her six siblings, McBrown grew up in Kwadaso, Kumasi with her aunt and her adopted father. To this day, she considers her aunt her “real mother” and has spoken of her gratitude to her aunt for having provided her with a stable and caring home.
McBrown attended St. Peter’s International Residential School, moved on to Minnesota International and then to Central International. She continued to Kwadaso L.A. J.S.S, although she ended up as a drop out and could not sit for the Basic Education Certificate Exams. McBrown later attended College of Business where she obtained a secretarial certificate.
Nana Ama McBrown essentially stumbled into acting. She answered an audition call on the radio by Miracle Films and was hired to do costuming instead. However, on the set, she was able to snag the lead role after the director, Samuel Nyamekye, felt that she was better suited for the role. In 2001, her first film, That Day, was released, launching her career. In 2007, McBrown appeared in the film “Asoreba”, co-starring Agya Koo and Mercy Aseidu. Since then, she has had roles in a number of movies.
Nana Ama McBrown net worth is estimated at $300,000.
Read Nana Ama McBrown’s full Biography [Here]
8. Lydia Forson
Ghanaian actress, writer, and producer Lydia Forson is number 8 on our list of the richest Ghanaian actresses. She was born on October 24, 1984, in Mankessim, Ghana. She received her early education at Wilmore Elementary School in Kentucky. At the age of nine, her family moved to Ghana, where she continued her education at Akosombo International School. She also attended St. Louis Secondary School, Kumasi, where she completed her secondary school education. Lydia Forson graduated from the University of Ghana, earning a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Information Studies.
Her acting career started with a cameo role in Hotel St. James (2005), Run Baby Run (2006), Different Shades of Blue (2007) and a stint in the reality show The Next Movie Star in Nigeria (2007). In 2010, she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Lydia Forson net worth is estimated at $350,000.
Read Lydia Forson’s full Biography [Here]
7. Yvonne Okoro
Ghanaian-Nigerian actress Chinyere Yvonne Okoro is number 7 on our list of the richest Ghanaian actresses. She was born on November 25, 1984, in Tamale, Ghana, born to a Nigerian father and Ghanaian mother. The actress is of mixed lineage and calls herself an African. Yvonne Okoro is from Koforidua in the Eastern Parts of Ghana.
She attended Achimota Preparatory School after which she went to the Lincoln Community School and then to Faith Montessori School. She continued at Mfantsiman Girls Secondary School after which she enrolled in University of Ghana, Legon where she did a Bachelor of Arts, combining English and Linguistics. Subsequently, she was at the Universite de Nantes in France to study Press Civilization, Drama and Marketing.
She made her screen debut in Sticking to the Promise, a 2002 movie produced by the Nigerian producer Theo Akatugba, just after her Senior High Education. She also played a cameo role in the hit series Tentacles by the same producer for Point Blank Media Concepts. In 2019, she donated to the Black queens of Ghana ahead of the 2019 WAFA tournament. At the start of 2020, she also donated some items to maternity ward of the Korle bu Teaching Hospital. She made it known to Accra based radio Peace FM that she owns her own company Desamour Company Limited. As well as other transport business.
Yvonne Okoro net worth is estimated at $400,000.
Read Yvonne Okoro’s full Biography [Here]
6. Ama K. Abebrese
British-Ghanaian actress, television presenter and a producer Ama K. Abebrese is number 6 on our list of the richest Ghanaian actresses. She was born on May 3, 1980, in Kumasi, Ghana and raised in West London in the United Kingdom.
She started her training at YCTV (Youth Culture Television) in London, an organization started by Sabrina Guinness on the TV show Challenge Anneka. Furthermore, she was a presenter on BBC2 youth show Pass da Mic and a guest presenter on the English File educational series. She developed a love for acting after joining the Lyric Theatre (Hammersmith) Summer Company as a youth. Abebrese was a regular TV presenter on the now defunct OBE TV in London, hosting and producing on a number of shows including One Touch, and the entertainment chat show On The Sofa, where guests she has interviewed range from Akon to Ziggy Marley. She has interviewed the likes of Harrison Ford, Ne-Yo, Rihanna, and Star Wars director George Lucas among notable others.
She won the 2011 Best Actress in a Leading Role at the AMAA Awards for her stellar performance in Sinking Sands. In 2014, Ama was unveiled as Dark and Lovely’s Brand Ambassador for Ghana. She is the founder of the “I Love My Natural Skintone. Say NO to Skin Bleaching” campaign, which she launched in 2014, it seeks to address issues of colorism and encourage Africans and people of color to embrace their natural skin tones and resist from the often harmful practice of skin bleaching. The focus is mostly on females to appreciate their different and unique skin tones, with the assertion that beauty comes in all different shades.
Ama K. Abebrese net worth is estimated at $450,000.
Read Ama K. Abebrese’s full Biography [Here]
5. Joselyn Dumas
Ghanaian television host and actress Joselyn Dumas is number 5 on our list of the richest Ghanaian actresses. She was born in Ghana on August 31, 1980, and spent her early childhood in Accra, Ghana. She had her basic education at Morning Star School and proceeded to the Archbishop Porter Girls High School where she became the Entertainment Prefect. Joselyn furthered her studies in the United States where she studied to earn a Degree in Administrative Law.
Joselyn Dumas was a practicing paralegal until she relocated to Ghana to follow her dreams of becoming a Television personality. She made her debut on Television as the host of Charter House’s Rhythmz, an entertainment show, which saw her interview many celebrities. She was head-hunted by the defunct TV Network, ViaSat 1 to host their first own produced flagship Talk show, The One Show, which was aired from 2010 to 2014. Not only that, but she was the host for the TV talk show At Home with Joselyn Dumas which was aired across Africa and parts of Europe.
Her big break came two years later in the Shirley Frimpong-Manso movie series Adams Apples. The role of “Jennifer Adams” in Adams Apples got her nominated for Best Actress in a lead role alongside Hollywood Actress Kimberly Elise at the 2011 Ghana Movie Awards.
She co-produced Miss Malaika Ghana, one of the most prestigious beauty pageant in Ghana, from 2008 to 2010. She is also the founder and CEO of Virgo Sun Company Limited, a production entity which under her directorship, has already co-produced its first movie Love or Something Like that, endorsed by the UNAIDS. She is currently the Brand ambassador of Range Rover Evoque Ghana and Jobberman Ghana, a jobs advertisement company.
Joselyn Dumas net worth is estimated at $600,000.
Read Joselyn Dumas’s full Biography [Here]
4. Juliet Ibrahim
Ghanaian actress and film producer of Lebanese, Ghanaian and Liberian descent Juliet Ibrahim is number 4 on our list of the richest Ghanaian actresses. She was born to a Lebanese father and a Ghanaian- Liberian mother On March 3, 1986. She is the first child and has two sisters including the actress Sonia Ibrahim, and a brother.
Juliet Ibrahim and with her siblings spent the longest part of their childhood in Lebanon and Ivory Coast due to civil wars. She had her primary education in Lebanon, then proceeded to Ivory Coast for her secondary education where she lived with her parents. She studied at the Ghana Institute of Languages, where she studied English, French and Spanish. She also studied Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations at the Ghana Institute of Journalism.
Juliet made her first acting debut in the 2005 film Crime to Christ starring Majid Michel. Her first Nollywood film was Yankee Boys and she has features in more than 50 films afterward. In 2014, she produced her first film Number One Fan, where she stars as an actress being stalked on by a fan in the film. Her 2nd movie ‘Shattered Romance’ which paraded Nigerian and Ghanaian actors, launched amidst fanfare in Accra, Ghana on December 5, 2014. Her new TV series; ‘Every Woman Has A Story’ where she debuted her directorial skills is airing on Terrestrial Tv and her new Reality Show, The Perfect Assistant, TPA will be unveiled soon. She has also featured in Twi movies, in Yoruba language films. and also in Ladan Aure, a Hausa Language film. She has been referred to as the “Most Beautiful West African Woman” according to A-listers Magazine.
Juliet Ibrahim net worth is estimated at $750,000.
Read Juliet Ibrahim’s full Biography [Here]
3. Nadia Buari
Ghanaian actress Nadia Buari is number 3 on our list of the richest Ghanaian actresses. She was born on November 21, 1982, in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana, to a Lebanese father and a Ghanaian mother. She attended Mfantsiman Girls’ Secondary School and then studied performing arts at the University of Ghana, graduating with a BFA degree. Throughout her time at the University of Ghana, she was actively involved in drama and dance clubs.
Nadia Buari first major film was Mummy’s Daughter, after which, she starred in Beyonce: The President’s Daughter. Her role as “Beyonce” was her major breakthrough. Her movie career began with her playing a role in the TV series Games People Play in 2005, which she got nominated for best actress. She has starred in more than 20 movies. In 2013, she came out with her own movie called The Diary of Imogene Brown.
In January 2014, she briefly dated Nollywood actor Jim Iyke. In 2019, Nadia Buari is married and has four children. In 2014, she was awarded the Special Recognition Award at Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Nadia Buari net worth is estimated at $900,000.
Read Nadia Buari’s full Biography [Here]
2. Jackie Appiah
Canadian-born Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah is number 2 on our list of the richest Ghanaian actresses. She is the last of five children. She is a Ghanaian Canadian, as she was born on December 5, 1983 in Toronto. Furthermore, she spent her early childhood in Canada, and moved to Ghana with her mother at age 10. Jackie Appiah married Peter Agyemang in 2005 and has one son. Appiah’s father is Kwabena Appiah (the younger brother of the late Joe Appiah, a famous lawyer in Kumasi) currently residing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Jackie Appiah’s appearance on screen became regular when she was invited by Edward Seddoh Junior, the writer of Things We Do For Love, where she played the role of Enyonam Blagogee. She later took part in Tentacles, Games People Play, Sun-city and many other TV series. Appiah remembers herself as being very shy the first time she went on set. According to Jackie, her best part was in Mummy’s Daughter by Venus Films. The film tells the story of the Bartels Family where she played the role of Princess, the daughter.
Appiah’s face can be seen on many billboards and TV commercials in Ghana including a GSMF advert on protection against HIV AIDS. She won the face of U.B in a promotion she did for them on TV commercials and she is currently the face of IPMC for commercials and billboards. “GSMF ” was her first TV commercial. For her work as an actress, she has received several awards and nominations, including the awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2010 Africa Movie Academy Awards; and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2007.
Jackie Appiah net worth is estimated at $1.1 million.
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1. Yvonne Nelson
Ghanaian actress, model, film producer and entrepreneur Yvonne Nelson is number 1 on our list of the richest Ghanaian actresses. She was born in Accra, Ghana on November 12, 1985. She is a descent of the Fante people and Ga people. Furthermore, she started her education at St. Martin De Porres School in Accra and later went to Aggrey Memorial Senior High School. She had her tertiary education at Zenith University College and Central University, where she did a degree course in human resource management. She graduated from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) with a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy in 2020.
Yvonne Nelson is a former Miss Ghana contestant, bust onto the movie scene with big-screen roles in Princess Tyra and Playboy. She delved into movie production in 2011. Her first production was the movie The Price, which was released that year. She also produced Single and Married in 2012 and House of Gold in 2013. The latter won Best Picture at the Ghana Movie Awards and Best Ghanaian Movie at the 2013 City People Entertainment Awards.
She founded the Yvonne Nelson Glaucoma Foundation in 2010 to help create awareness about the disease. With support from other Ghanaian celebrities, she recorded an all-star charity single and shot a video to help educate people. She also shot a video to help educate people about glaucoma. As a result of her philanthropic activities particularly in glaucoma, she was honored by GoWoman Magazine and Printex for her foundation and film career.
Yvonne Nelson net worth is estimated at $1.3 million.
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