Africa’s Richest Kings is a rating of Africa’s wealthiest monarchs produced and published in March 2014 by the American business magazine Forbes.
The entire net worth of each individual on the list is calculated in US dollars based on their assets and debt. Politicians and dictators whose income is derived from their positions are omitted from this list, as the term “king” is interpreted by the evaluators to refer to either sovereign or constituent monarchs who reign in accordance with monarchical tradition.
Who is the richest king in Ghana?
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is the king of the gold-rich Ashanti empire, which is home to the Asantes, the country’s main ethnic group. In fact, Forbes lists him as the richest king in Ghana, with a net worth of $10 million.
Osei Tutu II, born Nana Barima Kwaku Duah on May 6, 1950, is the 16th Asantehene, taking office on April 26, 1999. Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is named after the 17th-century founder of the Ashanti Empire, Otumfuo Osei Tutu I.
In addition, he is the Chancellor of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is the Grand Patron of the Grand Lodge of Ghana and the United Grand Lodge of England’s Sword Bearer.