6 Rich & Famous Ghanaians Without University Degrees

6 Rich & Famous Ghanaians Without University Degrees


Education is one of the most cherished assets in the world currently. Ask the average man what he so much hopes to achieve, and aside money – which is obvious – education will definitely follow closely. ?

For some, education brings power, class and respect – therefore attaining a university degree is top on their wish lists.

?Others also believe education is the key to ultimate success and will do everything to educate themselves.

But there are people who have proven over the years that success is not the euphemism of education or holding a degree.

?These are people who have excelled in their various fields to become millionaires, but are yet to either attend college or attain their first degrees.

Below are six Ghanaians without university degrees but are filthy rich in their own fields.

1. Asamoah Gyan

Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan is currently one of the richest footballers in Africa and will easily make the top 10 on the continent.

However, despite being recently conferred with a honorary doctorate degree, the striker never attended college or university.

Gyan started his professional footballing career immediately after completing Accra Academy Senior High School.

2. Joseph Siaw Agyapong

Currently serving as the CEO of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Joseph Siaw Agyapong is ranked as one of the richest on the continent.

The businessman is the founder of the Jospong Group, under which there are a sizable number of other companies operating. He however, has no university degree, but only boasts an honorary degree awarded to him for his outputs.

3. Osei Kwame Despite

Chief Executive Officer of the Despite Group of Companies, Osei Kwame Despite, has grown to become one of Ghana’s most successful businessmen.

Despite having never stepped foot in a college or university, he is the owner of Peace FM, UTV, Okay FM, Neat fufu, This Way chocolate drink, etc. He, however, has a honorary doctorate degree.

4. Jerry John Rawlings

Ex-Ghana president Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings is one of the rich people in the country who have never stepped foot in the university.

Rawlings is an old student of the Achimota Senior High School, but did not further his education, opting to join the Air Force.

5. Oscar Yao Doe

Businessman Oscar Yao Doe made his name renting cars, but little do people know that his educational background does not extend past degree level.

?He is currently the Executive Chairman of Eurostar Limousine Group.

6. Sarkodie

Undoubtedly Ghana’s fastest rapper, Sarkodie has travelled the world over with his music but does not own a degree.

The multiple award-winning rapper is also into business and opened the Sarkcess Clothing line a few years ago.



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