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Osei Kwame Despite Biography, Age and net worth

By | November 20, 2022

Osei Kwame Despite Biography, Age and net worth

Who is Despite in Ghana?

Dr. Osei Kwame Despite is a wealthy Ghanaian businessman and philanthropist. He owns Despite Company Limited, a business firm with Subsidiaries in the media industry.

Osei Despite was born on February 2, 1962, in Wiamose, Ashanti Region. He is 62 years old as of 2024 and hails from Wiamose. The business mogul is married and has nine (9) children from two separate women.

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Doctor shares an inspiring rags-to-riches story. His journey to becoming a rich man began with petty trading in a town named Dunkwa-Offinso in the Ashanti Region. He sold feeding bottles, padlocks, boxers, singlets, and other items to survive at a young age because he came from a deprived household.

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After many years as a petty trader, Mr. Despite relocated to Lagos, Nigeria, in search of greener pastures. He went to Nigeria with friends, but unfortunately for him, he spent just a few years because, in 1983, he was among the Ghanaians who were deported to Ghana due to rising Political tension in Nigeria. So because of this, Osei Kwame returned to Ghana. He came with just two items: a Chainsaw and a Cassette player to his home country, Ghana.

He started lumbering work with his Chainsaw but was unsuccessful at the job. He then decided to go back to selling musical Cassettes, and after several years of doing this business, he established PEACE FM, his first radio station. This radio station started operations in January 1999 and has years later helped set up other stations like NEAT FM, OKAY FM, and HELLO FM.

Now, Dr. Osei Kwame Despite can boast of many companies in different sectors. He owns ANTONA FOODS Limited, manufacturers of “This Way Products,” NEAT FOODS Limited, producers of ”
Neat Fufu, Neat Plantain, Neat Hausa Koko, Neat palm nut, and Neat Cocoyam. He is also the owner of Despite Stores in the Ashanti Region.

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There are other companies he co-owns with his good friend Ernest Ofori Sarpong, who many think is a brother to the business mogul. These companies he co-owns are United Television (UTV), a TV station in Ghana, U2 Company Limited, producers of U2 Iodated Salt, and Best Point Savings and Loans Limited, which has branches in different regions in Ghana.

Apart from these companies, Despite has other investments and properties in the Greater Accra Region and Ashanti Region. He owns a big mansion at East Legon in Accra and drives cars like Bugatti Chiron worth about three (3) million dollars, Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, Bugatti La Voiture Noire, Rolls-Royce Sweptail, and other expensive vehicles.

With all these successes he has achieved, the Ghanaian millionaire Osei Kwame donates to the less privileged in society every year. Kwame Despite has an estimated net worth of $800 million.

FAQs about Despite

• How many wives does Despite have?
He has one wife.

• Is Despite the richest man in Ghana?
No.

• Cheddar and despite who is rich?
Despite.

• How old is Dr Osei Kwame Despite?
He is 62 years old as of 2024.

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