Liberia is a country in West Africa, bordering Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire. On the Atlantic coast, the capital city of Liberia, Monrovia, is home to the Liberia National Museum, with its exhibits on national culture and history. Around Monrovia are palm-lined beaches like Silver and CeCe. Along the coast, beach towns include the port of Buchanan, as well as laid-back Robertsport, known for its strong surf.
Away from geography, an enormous number of Liberians are known to live below the poverty line; however, a few individuals in the country still exploit the hidden opportunities in the country in order to make money. Delightfully, the economy of the nation is positioned to regain stability in the nearest future due to enormous investments by these men. Do you want to know them? Read on.
Richest People in Liberia
1. Benoni Urey (Net Worth: $32 Million)
Benoni Urey is the wealthiest man in Liberia. He is no doubt one of the most innovative and creative individuals in the country. Being a philanthropist, he has contributed a huge amount of money to different organizations to advance different causes. Most of his fortune is owing 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, this company of his is the highest payer of tax in the country. Benoni W. Urey is a businessman and politician, who was formerly the Liberian Commissioner of Maritime Affairs. It was reported by The Economist that Urey was Liberia’s wealthiest man.
2. George Weah (Net Worth: $29.6 Million)
The former Ballon D’or winner is the current President of Liberia and the second richest man in Liberia. George Weah is a former professional footballer, now a politician. Born in 1966, Weah became the 25th president of Liberia in 2018.
Weah earned popularity in his country as an experienced and professional striker. His football career was laden with individual and collective accolades. He won the FIFA Best Player of the Year, Ballon D’or, CAF best player and many other awards. George Weah recently bought a brand new Aston Martin luxury car for $351,000 USD.
3. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Net Worth: $23 Million)
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the 24th president of Liberia. She served her nation between 2006 to 2018. She was also the first woman to head a country in Africa. Ellen Johnson is currently the third richest person in Liberia and the richest woman in the country presently. She was born on October 29, 1928.
4. Joseph Boakai (Net Worth: $21.3 Million)
Joseph Boakai is the third richest man in Liberia. He has held several leadership positions in his nation. He was the Vice President under former President Ellen Sirleaf; he was once the Minister of Agriculture.
He is the owner and co-owner of LUSU Resources Corporation and AGRO MACHINES, Liberia respectively. Currently, he is the Senate President of the Liberia National Assembly and presides over plenary sessions two days a week.
5. Charles Brumskine (Net Worth: $17 Million)
Born on the 27th of April, 1951, Charles Walker Brumskine is a Liberian politician and attorney. He is currently the leader of the Liberty Party. He was a promising candidate during the 2005 and 2011 presidential elections in Liberia.
He lost both elections. Being a lawyer, he is currently a senior partner of Brumskine and Associates, which is a leading law firm in Liberia. He challenged immediate past president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, for the leadership of the nation in 2011.
6. Jewel Cianeh Howard Taylor (Net Worth: 11.2 Million)
Jewel Cianeh Howard Taylor is a politician, former first lady of Liberia (1997-2006), ex-wife of a convicted war criminal and former president of the nation, Charles Taylor. Presently she is the vice president of Liberia. She was born on January 17, 1963.
7. Prince Yormie Johnson (Net Worth: $9 Million)
Prince Yormie Johnson, popularly called Prince Johnson, just like all others on this list before him, is a politician. He 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.
He left the country afterwards but returned during the 2005 general election. He contested in the election and won a senatorial seat to representing Nambia County. He also chaired the Senate Committee on defence during his first term as a senator. Since then, he has played active roles in Liberia’s politics with the sole aim of producing a better Liberia.
8. Amos Sawyer (Net Worth: $3.2 Million)
He is an academic who has enormously employed 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 members 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.
9. Winston Tubman (Net worth: $3 Million)
Winston Tubman is a Liberian diplomat and politician. He was a former justice minister and diplomat for the nation, as well as having been the standard-bearer of the Congress for Democratic Change.
He is also widely known for his vast experience in the United Nations, having served the United Nations in different capacities. He is the Nephew of William Tubman, the President with the longest-serving years in Liberia. Winston earned degrees from the London School of Economics, Harvard University, and Cambridge University.
10. Varney Sherman (Net Worth: $2.7 Million)
Varney Sherman was born on the 16th of February, 1953. He is a Liberian politician. He ventured into politics after the devastating First Liberian Civilian War.
In 2005, he contested under the Coalition for Transformation of Liberia for the highest executive seat of his nation. He lost and moved on. He is the current Chairman of the Unity Party, which was formed from a merger involving his Liberia Action Party in 2009.