When it comes to movies in the entertainment category, the Ghanaian movie industry, Ghallywood, has been one of the leading movie industries in Africa. This article covers the list of the top ten richest actors and actresses in Ghana, their biography and net worth in 2021.
In this list, you will find the names of the richest actors and actresses in Ghana who are still active in their acting careers.
The Ghollywood movie industry has produced many talented actors and actresses who have acted in different movies, including Majid Michel, John Dumelo and many others.
These top 10 richest actors and actresses in Ghana have represented the Ghallywood movie industry very well, having most of their movies sold in the famous production company Netflix.
The Ghallywood movie industry is probably the second-best movie industry in Africa after the Nigerian movie industry, thanks to the Nollywood movie industry, which helped promote most Ghanaian actors and actresses.
Most of these actors and actresses have gained so much fame and wealth from acting, living what is believed to be a comfortable life, with their great net worths.
Let us look at the top ten richest actors and actresses in Ghana in 2021 and how far they have gone in their acting careers.
1. Majid Michel – Net Worth – $1.5 million
Majid Michel is the richest actor in Ghana in 2021. The prolific Ghanaian actor was born on September 22, 1980, in Accra, Ghana, by a Lebanese father and a Ghanaian mother alongside his nine siblings.
Majid Michel started his acting career during his secondary school days in Mfantsipim secondary school, where he joined his school’s drama club. In the drama club, he was once awarded the Best Actor in Emancipation Day in Cape Coast, Ghana.
Majid Michel started his first professional acting when he did an audition for a Super Model Agency through the help of a neighbour who introduced him to the agency.
In the modelling programme, he was featured in the television series Things We Do for Love, where he got the nickname Shaker. After a huge success in his modelling work, Majid Michel moved on to the main acting, where he played a leading role in the movie Divine Love alongside Van Vicker and Jackie Appiah.
The movie brought them huge success and fame, spreading their name throughout Ghana and other parts of Africa.
Since breaking into the Ghallywood movie industry, Majid Michel has acted in many movies, which has earned him so much wealth. Today, he is rated one of the top ten richest actors and actresses in Ghana in 2021.
Some of his movies include The Game, Bursting Out, 4 Play, 4 Play Reloaded, A Sting in a Tale, Silent Scandals, Passion of the Soul, Crime to Christ, Royal Battle, Divine Love, Gangster and many more.
He also won the 2012 African Movie Academy Award as the Best Actor In Leading Role, which also helped increase his net worth to a huge amount beating all Ghanaian actors and actresses in the list of richest actors and actresses in Ghana 2021.
Majid Michel has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
2. Van Viker – $1.3 million
Van Viker is the second richest actor in Ghana in our list of the top richest actors and actresses in Ghana in 2021. Joseph Van Vicker, popularly known as Van Viker, is a Ghanaian actor and movie director born on August 1, 1977, in Accra, Ghana, West Africa.
He started his career as a radio presenter at Groove 106.3 FM and Vibe 91.9 FM. He was also a television presenter for TV3 Ghana and Metro TV.
Van Viker broke into professional acting in his debut movie Divine Love as a supporting actor to Majid Michel. The film also featured Jackie Appiah, who all made their professional debut in the film.
After successful acting in their debut, Van Viker made his way more into the Ghanaian movie industry, taking lead roles in many movies acting most especially in the male romantic lead role.
He has played a leading romantic role with Jackie Appiah and many others. His firmness and talent have earned him so much wealth to become one of the richest actors in Ghana.
After gaining more popularity in Ghallywood, Van Viker took a step forward to increase popularity in Nollywood. He has also acted a leading romantic role in Nollywood with Chika Ike, Oge Okoye, Tonto Dikeh, Stephenie Okereke and many others.
His fame in Nollywood has also fetched him more wealth. Van Viker has also won many awards that have brought him so much money to become one of the richest actors in Ghana.
His awards include NAFCA’s Best Actor in a Leading role 2015, 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards as Best Actor Drama/Series, 2016 Nigeria EntertainmentAwards Best Actor Africa/Non-Nigerian, and Kumawood Awards est Collaboration.
Van Vicker has an estimated net worth of $1.3 million.
3. John Domelu – $1.2 million
John Dumelo makes it to our list of the top ten richest actors and actresses in Ghana in 2021 as the third richest actor in Ghana. John Dumelo has steadily gained popularity in Ghollywood since he entered the movie industry in the early 1990s.
In Accra, Ghana, John Dumelo was born on February 3, 1984, by John Dumelo Snr and Antoinette Dumelo.
During his school days at Achimota School in Accra, Ghana, he was part of a drama club. In his drama club, he won the prize of Fliers Guy in Motown.
John Dumelu’s first professional movie, Baby Thief, was released when he was schooling at the Christ the King school.
After his school days, John Dumelu continued his acting career and was featured in many movies, including Blind Lust, Chelsea, Suncity, Crime Suspect, Double Cross, End of Mirror of Life and End of Brides War.
Other of his many movies are End of the Maidens, Final Innocent Sin, Ghetto Queen, Gold Not Silver, Hearts of Men, Hero, Holy Secret, Humble Hero, Hunted House, If God Be for Us, Letters to my Mother and many more.
His movies have made him very famous and rich (in fact, one of the richest actors in Ghana in 2021). Most of his fans like his acting very much due to his passion and seriousness when acting.
Acting has brought many good things to John Dumelo as he has won many awards that have pushed him to become the third richest actor in Ghana presently.
John Dumelo has a net worth of about $1.2 million.
His awards include Afro Australian Movies and Music Awards’ African Most outstanding Actor 2011, Ghana Movie Awards Best Actor in Leading Role and 2017 Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou’s as the Best Actor West Africa.
His awards also contributed to his vast wealth and pushed him to the top of Ghana’s richest actors and actresses in 2021.
4. Chris Attoh – $1.2 million
Chris Attoh is the 4th richest actor in our list of the top ten richest actors and actresses in Ghana in 2021. Chris Attoh is a Ghanaian actor, producer, and TV presenter born on May 17, 1979, in Ghana. He was popularly known as Kwame Mensah in the Nigerian soap opera Tinsel, where he started his career.
Chris Attoh has acted and directed many movies in Ghana and Nigeria, including Flower Girl, Journey to Self, Single and Married, Bad Luck Joe, Scorned, Life and Living It and Esohe.
Other movies he has featured include Love and Cancer, Love and War, Moving On, Closure, International Affairs, Lotana, The Rangers, Shadows Rising, Sinking Sands, One More Day, The In-laws, Potato Potato, Kintampo and many more.
Currently, Chris Attoh acts at MTV Africa’s Shuga, acting and directing some of the episodes in the series after departing from Tinsel in 2013.
Chris Attoh has won many awards in the movie industry, including Universal Achievement’s Best Actor, City People Entertainment Awards’ Best Actor, Africa Viewers Choice Award’s Best Actor.
Chris Attoh has an estimated net worth of about $1.2 million.
5. Yvonne Nelson – $900,000
Yvonne Nelson is the 5th richest actor in our list of the top ten richest actors and actresses in Ghana in 2021. Yvonne Nelson is a Ghanaian actress, model, and producer born on November 12, 1985, in Accra, Ghana.
Yvonne started her acting career in the movie Princess Tyra and Playboy. After her debut movie, she moved on to act in many films in Ghallywood, including 4Play Reloaded, Any Other Monday, The Black Taliban, Crime Suspect My Cash Adventure, My Loving Heart.
Others include Obsession, One Night In Vegas, Passion of the Soul, Plan B, The Playboy, Pool Party, Deadly Passion, Deadly Plot Heart of Men, House of Gold, If Tomorrow Never Comes, In April, Keep My Love, Local Sense and many more.
Yvonne had also increased her popularity in Africa, acting with the most famous actors and actresses in the Nigerian Nollywood production. All these have raised her wealth and helped her become the 5th richest actress in the top ten richest actors and actresses in Ghana in 2021.
Yvonne Nelson has won many awards that have helped her reach such a mile as the 5th richest actor in the richest actors and actresses in 2021.
Her awards include Joy Nite Fm Awards as Stars Best Actress, 2010 Ghana Movie Awards as Favorite Actress, City People Awards’ Best Ghanaian Actress, 2015 Ghana Movie Awards’ Best Actress – Leading Role.
Yvonne Nelson has a net worth of about $900.
6. Kofi Adjorlolo – $850,000
Indeed, it is not a surprise that Kofi Adjorlolo is among the top richest actors in Ghana. He is, in fact, the sixth richest actor in Ghana and one of the oldest (born on March 23, 1956, in Keta, Ghana).
He started his career as a musician playing songs in Ghana before moving to Nigeria to join a musical group called Joromi fame owned by Victor Uwaifo.
After some years in Nigeria as a Joromi fame member, he returned to Ghana to create his music group named Osagyefo band. In 2003 Kofi Adjorlolo joined the Ghanaian movie industry.
He was featured in his debut movie, The Chosen One. After making his successful debut, Kofi Adjorlolo gained so much firm.
He was featured in many movies, which has helped him become one of the richest actors in Ghana and make it to the top ten richest actors and actresses in Ghana in 2021.
Some of his movies include Wipe My Tears, Agony of Christ, Princess Tyra, My Mother’s Heart, That Night, Crime Suspect, Family Album, Somewhere in Africa, Ties that Bind and many more.
Having done well in the Ghanaian movie industry, he has been nominated on four different occasions as the Best Actor in a Supporting Role and once as Best Actor in a Lead Role at the Ghana Movie Awards.
Kofi Adjorlolo has a net worth of about $850.
7. David Prince Osei – $850,000
David Prince Osei is the 7th richest actor in Ghana according to our list of the top ten richest actors and actresses in Ghana in 2021. David Price was born on December 6, 1983, in Ghana, West Africa.
He attended Accra high school at his secondary school level, and in his high institution, he studied English, Sociology and Theatre Arts at the University of Ghana.
After his university days, he joined the Ghanaian movie industry as an actor before becoming a producer and movie director. He has been featured in many movies in Ghana and Nigerian Nollywood.
He has also been featured once in an American movie, The Dead. He was known for deadly romantic acting and has been described by many as a rough guy.
His diversity as producer and director has helped him earn so much money as one of the richest actors in Ghana. Some of his movies include Fortune Island, The Dead, Last Night, Hero, Forbidden Fruit and Flight by Night.
The great actor has won awards in the movie industry that have helped him earn a spot as the 7th richest actor in the top ten richest actors and actresses in Ghana in 2021.
His awards are Best Actor at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actor at the City People Entertainment Awards, and Best Actor in the Lead Role at the African International Film Festival Awards 2019 in Dallas, USA.
David Prince Osei has an estimated net worth of $850.
8. Jackie Appiah – $800,000
Who doesn’t know actress Jacjoe Appiah in Ghollywood? This beauty is one of the top names in the Ghanaian music industry. Jackie Appiah makes it to our list of the top 10 richest actors and actresses in Ghana as the eighth richest actor in Ghana in 2021.
Jackie Appiah is a Ghanaian actress born on December 5, 1983, in Toronto, Canada. At the age of 10, Jackie moved to Ghana with her mother.
Appiah broke into the Ghanaian movie industry in Divine Love alongside famous Ghanaian actors Majid Michel and Van Viker. After her successful debut, Jackie Appiah moved further to act in many TV series such as Tentacles, Sun-city, Games People Play and many other series.
Gaining lots of popularity, she was featured in many movies that earned her much to become the 8th richest actress in Ghana in 2021. She has been featured in hundreds of films since she started her movie career.
The movies she took part in are Throwing StonesComfort My Soul, Above Love, Wind of Sorrow, Piece of My Soul, Cold Heart, Golden Heart, A Bitter Blessing, Queen’s heart, King’s heart, Death after Birth, Golden Stool, Deadly Assignment and many more.
She has also won many awards that have helped her reach such a mile as one of Ghana’s richest actresses.
Her awards include Africa Movie Academy Awards’ Best Supporting Actress, Best Actress Leading Role, 2010 Ghana Movie Awards’ Best Actress, Best Actress Leading Role, Favorite Actress, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards’ Best Actress Comedy Role and many more.
Jackie Appiah has an estimated net worth of $800.
9. Nadia Buari – $750,000
Nadia Buari is the 9th richest actress in Ghana in our list of the top ten richest actors and actresses in Ghana in 2021. Nadia Buari has a net worth of $750. She is regarded as one of the most beautiful actresses in Ghana and the Nigerian movie industry.
Nadia Buari, born on November 21, 1982, in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana, broke into the Ghanaian movie industry in 2006 in a movie titled Mummy’s Daughter after her time in a TV series, “Games People Play” in 2005.
After her first successful breakthrough into Ghallywood, she gained more recognition and was featured in so many movies, including Darkness of Sorrow, Slave to Lust, In The Eyes of My Husband, American Boy, Wicked Intentions, Tomorrow Must Wait and many more.
In 2008 Nadia Buari moved on to another breakthrough in the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood, Africa’s most famous movie industry.
She has acted in over 40 movies that pushed her to become one of the richest actresses in Ghana in 2021.
Nadia Buari is mainly known for her active role in love movies, having acted alongside many famous movie stars in love movies, including Van Viker, Majid Michel, Nollywood star Jim Iyke and many others.
Having performed well in so many movies, Nadia Buari has won many awards, which have helped her become the 9th richest actress in the list of top ten richest actors and actresses in Ghana in 2021.
Her awards were the Pan African Best Actress award at the annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards in 2013, Africa Movie Academy Awards as the Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2009.
Nadia Buari has an estimated net worth of $750.
10. Juliet Ibrahim – $600,000
Juliet Ibrahim makes it to our list of the top ten richest actors and actresses in Ghana in 2021 as the tenth richest actor. The famous actress was born on March 3, 1986, in Accra, Ghana, to a Lebanese father and a Ghanaian-Liberian mother.
She spent most of her young age in the Lebanese and Ivory Coast, where she attended primary and secondary school. At her high institutional level, she moved to Ghana, where she studied different languages at the Ghana Institute of Languages.
In 2005 Juliet broke into the Ghanaian movie industry in a popular movie, Crime to Christ, alongside famous actor Majid Michel. The movie helped her to become a renowned actress ad she started gaining roles in different movies.
Since she broke into the movie industry, Juliet Ibrahim has acted in so many movies, including Dead End, Lost Desire, Bloodfight, Beautiful King, Tattoo Boys, Yankee Boys, Losing You, Royal Storm and many more.
These movies have earned her so much to become one of the richest actresses in Ghana and make it the top ten richest actors and actresses in Ghana in 2021.
She has also won some awards in the movie industry that have helped increase her net worth and earn a spot at the top ten richest actors and actresses in Ghana in 2021, including her 2010 Ghana Movie Awards as the Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Juliet Ibrahim has an estimated net worth of $600.