Burkina Faso is a country in West Africa that has personalities with large fortunes. Most have obtained their profits from growth sectors such as construction, real estate, banking and insurance, telecommunications, mining, wholesale or retail trade and politics.
These are the main areas in which Burkinabé bosses have acquired significant financial resources. Here are the top 10 richest men in Burkina Faso.
Top 10 richest men in Burkina Faso
1. Blaise Compaoré
Burkinabè politician who was President of the Republic from 1987 to 2014 has a fortune estimated at $13.7 million.
2. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
Burkinabè politician and president in office since 2015, his fortune is around $11 million.
3. Mahamadou Boukoungou
Burkinabè businessman and influential construction magnate with his company Ebomaf, which earns more than 1 billion. His net worth is more than $10 million
4. Inoussa Kanazoé
Burkinabè entrepreneur, a founder of Cim Metal, which imports cement and consumer products in his country, is a self-taught trader who has become a notorious billionaire. His net worth ranging above $9 million.
5. El Hadj Moussa Koanda
A Burkinabè promoter, he built the country’s first solar panel production plant. This earned him the acquisition of a great fortune estimated at billions. His net worth is above $8 million.
6. Nana Boureima
A key figure in Burkinabè entrepreneurship, the businessman who acts in import-export, real estate, and metal processing, has built a diversified empire. This made the CEO of the company Nana Boureima Groupe one of the greatest fortunes in the country.
7. Alpha Barry
Burkinabè journalist and politician who is the current Minister of Foreign Affairs has a fortune of more than one billion. His network is $7.8 million
8. Michel Kafando
Burkinabè, diplomat and statesman who was transitional president from 2014 to 2015, has the sum of $6.7 million to his credit.
9. Yacouba Isaac Zida
A Burkinabè military officer who briefly served as interim head of state in November 2014, he has a Net worth of $6.7 million.
10. Gilbert Diendéré
Burkinabè military officer and president of the National Council for Democracy has a capital equal to $6.2 million.