Guinea is one of the affluent countries in West Africa in terms of potential. It has enormous agricultural, hydroelectric, and mining potential.
The African country, Guinea, has natural resources in abundance, including 25% or more of the world’s known bauxite reserves. Guinea also has gold, diamonds, and other metals. As a result, many wealthy men have invested in these sectors of activity to acquire their wealth.
Here are the top 10 richest men in Guinea
1. Ali Saadi
The CEO of the biggest fishing company in Guinea, “SONIT,” is also present in real estate, agriculture, and cocoa exports to Europe. In recent years, his company has developed subsidiaries in Ghana, Angola, and Sierra Leone. He is a man very involved in the country’s construction, recognized and respected for his great wisdom, and has worked many times to unite the Guinean people. His fortune estimated is at 90 million euros or 850 billion GNF.
2. Mamadou Antonio Souaré
Guinean businessman, the founder of Guinea Business Marketing, is also the owner of the first division club Horoya Athletic Club and the CEO of Guinea Games. He is probably the entrepreneur who has emerged the most in recent years, having revived the national airline Guinea Airlines and building the country’s most prominent football training center in Dubréka. It has assets valued at 65 million euros, so 650 billion GNF.
3. Cellou Dalein Diallo
He is a Guinean economist and statesman who served as Prime Minister from 2004 to 2006. He is the president of the union of democratic forces of Guniea(UFDG).
4. Mamadou Saliou Diallo
The company SONOCO specializes in the production of flour in Guinea, achieving a turnover of several hundreds of millions of dollars. It owns one of the largest flour factories in the sub-region. His assets are equal to 50 million euros, or 500 billion GNF.
5. Mamady Youla
He is a Guinean businessman, economist, senior civil servant, and statesman. He was the general manager of the mining company Guinea Alumina Corporation. He was also Prime Minister from 2015 to 2018.
6. Fadi Wazni
Being interested in logistics services, he brought together some competent young Guineans to create United Mining Supplied. It is also present in mines, such as the exploitation of bauxite in Lower Guinea with the help of Australian and American investors.
His company has so far made colossal investments in Guinean territory and created more than 5,000 jobs. He is also president of the Bolloré Group companies in Guinea and a member of the Executive Board of the Guinean Chamber of Mines. Its wealth is equivalent to 60 million euros, or 600 billion GNF.
7. Diallo Sadakadji
A well-known and respected philanthropist, he owns some fifty buildings across the country. It also has more than 200 stores inside Conakry’s largest market, several Senegal supermarkets, and a shopping center in Angola. He also turned to mine by acquiring several concessions west of the country, including one of the largest granite mines. His fortune is valued at 100 million euros, or 950 billion GNF.
8. Kerfalla Person Camara
He is undoubtedly the most dynamic entrepreneur in Guinea and one of the greatest successes in the sub-region. His company Guicopress valued in 2017 at more than 100 million US dollars. He received the title of Best African Manager in 2014 from CIMA. He is also the owner and president of the legendary African club Hafia Football Club. His fortune is equivalent to 70 million euros, or 700 billion GNF.
9. François Lonseny Fall
The former Guinean prime minister has carried out diplomatic missions on behalf of the UN and is currently the Special Representative for Central Africa and Head of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa.
10. Ansoumane Kaba
This civil engineer is the CEO of Guiter SA. He has solid experience by his multiple works which he carried out. His company employs more than a thousand people across the country and carries out contracts in Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The value of his fortune is 40 million euros, equivalent to 400 billion GNF.