Are you in search of the top 10 richest Liberians in the World? If yes, then this article is meant for you for it has listed for you the names of the top ten richest men in Liberia together with their net worth in accordance with the World Billionaires listing of Forbes 2019.
Liberia, being a country located in the West Africa Coast, is one of the poorest countries in Africa. This is majorly due to the political tension that occurred in the country many years ago, leading to a coup that claimed over two hundred and fifty thousand (250,000) Liberians. In addition to the enormous deaths recorded, there was also a huge and devastating effect on the economy which reduced by over 90% instability.
In order to end the tension, an agreement was reached between the conflicting parties and things begin to fall back into the initial position. However, despite all the frantic efforts made, over 80% of Liberia still live below the poverty line. This shows that the crippled economy hasn’t recovered fully. This is why the country is one of the poorest countries in Africa today even though the country claimed Independence first in Africa. In fact, the country is known as the oldest modern country in Africa.
Despite the enormous number of Liberians living below the poverty line, a few individuals in the country still exploit the hidden opportunities in the country in order to make money. Some of them are professionals in the business with some of them maintaining the richest left by his parents. The economy is believed to regain stability in the nearest future due to the enormous investments by these men. Due to the fact that the country is known for his poorness, many are not familiar with facts regarding rich individuals in the country.
In order to keep you informed, this post, therefore, aims at providing for you the top 10 richest Liberians in the World. Enjoy the read!!!
Richest Men In Liberia And Their Net Worth
1. Benoni Urey (Net Worth of $32 Million)
Benoni Urey, who was given birth to on the 22nd of June, 1957, is the wealthiest man in Liberia. Being an Americo-Liberian, Urey is one of the most innovative and creative individuals in the country, looking at the fact that he has employed many opportunities, turning them into money-making situations. Being a philanthropist, he has contributed a hefty amount of money to different organizations for different purposes. In his pursuit of a better Liberia, he declared his intention to run for the Post of President of Liberia in 2017 under the Congress for Democratic Party. Prior to that, however, he officially launched All Liberian Party in the penultimate month of 2015. Most of his fortune can be attributed to his investment in the telecommunications industry. He established a telecommunications company called Lonestar Communication Incorporation. The company partners with MTN and is the largest provider of network in Liberia. In fact, it is the highest payer of tax in the country.
2. George Weah (Net Worth of $29.6 Million)
George Weah is currently the President of Liberia and the second richest man in Liberia. He is a politician and a professional footballer who observes the need for change in Liberia and took it upon himself to serve the people of Liberia. Given birth to in 1966, Weah resumed office in 2018 as the 25th President of Liberia. During his football career, which ended in 2003, Weah is known as an experienced and professional striker looking at the enormous awards he earned as a player. He once won the FIFA Best Player of the Year, Ballon D’or, CAF best player and many others.
3. Joseph Boakai (Net Worth of $21.3 Million)
The third richest man in Liberia is no other person than Mr. Joseph Boakai. Given birth to on the 22nd of November, 1945, Joseph is one of the individuals that took it upon themselves to develop their dear country. This is supported with the numerous projects he has triggered it executed for the betterment of his countrymen. As a leader, some of his previous positions are Vice President under former President Ellen Sirleaf, Minister of Agriculture and many others. He is the owner and co-owner of LUSU Resources Corporation and AGRO MACHINES, Liberia respectively. Due to his high experience in social works, he chose to offer his explicit service to other institutions, one of which is acting as the Chief Technical Officer on Agricultural policy, Ministry of Agriculture, Liberia. Currently, he is the Senate President of the Liberia National Assembly and presides over plenary sessions two days a week.
4. Charles Brumskine (Net Worth of $17 Million)
Given birth to on the 27th of April, 1951, Charles Brusmkine is a lawyer and a politician that participate exclusively in the politics of Liberia. He is currently the leader of the Liberty Party and contested for the Post of President during the 2005 election. Unfortunately, he took third. Also, he tri d his luck in the 2011 election where he lost to Ellen Sirleaf. Being a lawyer, he is currently a senior partner of Brumskine and Associates, which is a leading law firm in Liberia. He has been involved in the Liberia Politics since the early 1990s when he served as the President Pro Tempore of the Senate under the then President, Taylor. However, due to political tension between the President’s supporters and himself, he had to flee the country. He returned back to the country in 2003 to declare his interest to run for the Post of President during the election, which was not in his favour.
5. Prince Yormie Johnson (Net Worth of $9 Million)
Prince Yormie Johnson, popularly called Prince Johnson, is a politician that currently serves as a senator of the Nambia county in Liberia. He is known for playing a major role in the First Civil War that occurred in Liberia. Some of his roles then include the capturing, torturing, mutilating and killing Samuel Doe, who had previously overthrown the then President William Tolbert. Due to his actions and many threats he received from the Liberian United Reconciliation and Democracy, he had to left to the country and returned during the 2005 general election. The election was in his favour and he won a senator seat representing Nimba County. He also chaired the Senate Committee on defense during the period. Ever since then, he has been playing active roles in Liberia Politics with the aim of producing a better Liberia.
6. Amos Sawyer (Net Worth of $3.2 Million)
The fifth richest man in Liberia is Amos Claudius Sawyer, who was given birth to in 1945. Being an academician, he has enormously make use of his high intellectual ability to contribute to the development of Liberia. Between 1990 and 1994, he served as the Interim President of the Government of National Unity after being voted in by thirty-five (35) leaders from seven different parties. He was among the founding member of the Movement for Justice in Africa, a movement that calls for justice in the African continent. Additionally, he founded the Liberia People’s Party, a political party that aims at making life better for all in Liberia.
7. Winston Tubman (Net worth of $3 Million)
Being an Americo-Liberian, Winston Tubman was given birth to in 1941. He is a politician and a diplomat who is known for fighting in the course of a better Liberia. In fact, he was the former Minister of Justice and Liberia Diplomat. In addition, he is the standard-bearer of the Congress for Democratic Change. He is also widely known for his wide experience in the United Nations, having served different capacities in the congregation. He is the Nephew of the William Tubman, who is known as the President with the longest-serving years in Liberia. Winston earned degrees from the London School of Economics, Harvard University, and Cambridge University.
8. Varney Sherman (Net Worth of $2.7 Million)
Given birth to on the 16th of February, 1953, Varney Sherman is a politician and advocate for a better Liberia. He ventured into politics after the devastating First Liberian Civilian War. In 2005, he contested under the Coalition for Transformation of Liberia for the Post of President. Unfortunately, he came fifth in the election and therefore endorsed the current President, George Weah, for the run-off election. He is also the current Chairman of Unity Party, which was formed as a result of a merger involving his Liberia Action Party in 2009.
Liberia, though being a poor country, is making frantic effort to make sure they recover from the devastating effect left by the Civil Wars. This is supported by the current position of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as compared with other African countries. Additionally, the country is on the vanguard regarding fighting corruption. It is a known fact that the country is currently ridden with corruption looking at the fact that all the rich individuals in the country are politicians. However, some of them are seen participating in both investments and philanthropy. With such an act, there is a strong hope to have a better Liberia that would work for all in the nearest future.
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