Ghanaian business mogul, Samuel Esson Jonah is one of the famous and richest men in Ghana. Sam Jonah is the executive chairman of Jonah Capital, an equity fund based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Lets dive into Sam Jonah Net worth, Career and Biography.
Sam Jonah Profile Summary
- Name: Samuel Esson Jonah
- Date of birth: 19th November 1949
- Age: 71 years
- Home town: Cape Coast
- Parents: Mr. Thomas Jonah (father) and Mrs. Beatrice Sampson Jonah (Mother)
- Occupation: CEO of Ashanti Goldfields Corporation
- Estimated net worth: $1.3 billion
- Spouse: Lady Giselle Jonah
- Children: Andrew E. Jonah, Tamara Jonah Goka
Sam Jonah Biography
Sam Jonah was born on the 19th of November 1949 in Cape Coast. The business man had his senior high-school education at Adisadel College and further studied Mining Engineering at the Camborne School of Mines, Cornwall, England, and has a MSc in Mine Management at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London.
Sam Jonah Career
Jonah in 1979, joined Ashanti Goldfields Corporation and worked there for some time and later became chief executive of the company at the age of 36. Its was during his time that Ashanti Goldfields was transformed into a mining multinational, which lead to the increased in gold production from 240,000 ounces per annum to over 1.6 million ounces in over ten years, which also oversaw the company’s listing as one of the first operating African company on the New York Stock Exchange.
Sam Jonah was also a non-executive director of Vodafone in 2009 and currently, the chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Jonah also chairs the boards of Equator Exploration Ltd, Scharrig Mining, Equinox Minerals, Uramin, Moto Goldmines Ltd and Range Resources Ltd, Transnet, Mittal Steel SA, Ashesi University, Standard Bank of South Africa, Lonmin, the Commonwealth African Investment Fund (Comafin), the advisory council of the UN Secretary General’s Global Compact, President Olusegun Obasanjo’s International Investment Advisory Council on Nigeria, President Thabo Mbeki’s International Investment Advisory Council of South Africa, and President John Kufuor’s Ghana Investors’ Advisory Council. As well as his directorships, Jonah is a member of the advisory board of the London Business School.
Sam Jonah net worth 2021
Sam Jonah net worth 2021 is about $1.3 billion which he got from his businesses both in Ghana and the whole world. He acquired most of his richest through Jonah Capital, an equity fund based in Johannesburg, South Africa which is into real estate, gold mining, agriculture, oil and gas services.