Dr Osei Kwame Despite Biography , Age , Net worth , Cars and Houses
Dr Osei Kwame Despite Biography , Age , Net worth , Cars and Houses
Dr Osei Kwame Despite Popularly known as Despite, is a level-headed businessman with a very good background in music production and knows the broadcasting industry like the back of his palm.
Dr Osei Kwame Despite Biography
Osei Kwame born on the 2nd February 1962 at Agona Wiamoase in the Ashanti Region, is one of the most successful and richest businessmen in Ghana.
He started life as a petty trader,dealing in music cassettes, padlocks,feeding bottles and other merchandise at Dunkwa-Offinso. After years of painful struggle in the village to make it in life,he joined other friends to seek greener pastures in Lagos, Nigeria.
He returned home to Ghana in 1983 with millions of other Ghanaian refugees who had been forced to flee Nigeria due to the political tension in the West African country. He returned from Nigeria with only a chain-saw machine and a trident cassette player.
He started a timber contracting business with the chain-saw machine but fate dealt a cruel hand on him when the machine was crushed by a falling tree on his first business trip. Undeterred, he turned to his cassette selling trade until he resolved to solidify his vision to diversify his business.
which church does Osei Kwame Despite attend ?
Despite is a strong and devoted Christian. He went into radio and other multi-billion investments including salt mining. Kwame Despite worships at the Accra New Town branch of the Church of Pentecost. He is a member of the Achimota Keep Fit Club and enjoys playing football. His favourite position is the left wing.
what are the major businesses owned by Osei-Kwame Despite ?
Osei-Kwame is the owner of the Despite Group Of Companies which is a trading company and with subsidiaries in the media industry namely, PEACE FM which is the largest and the most popular FM station in the country, OKAY FM station, NEAT FM both in Accra and HELLO FM station in Kumasi.
Osei-Kwame set-up NEAT FOODS LTD, which processes our local plantain, cocoyam, maize and palm fruits such as Neat Fufu, which is has become a preference to the traditional fufu. He also owns a manufacturing company ANTONA FOODS LTD, producing the ever popular THIS WAY chocolate drink and other flavours including the Motherlac cereal for children. Despite is a co-founder of a Salt mining company, U2 Salt, which is located at Winneba.
Osei-Kwame with his partner co-founded the United Television (UTV) which is leading TV station in the country.
He is the co-founder and Vice Chairman of Best Point Savings and Loans Ltd, a very renowned financial institution in the country.
Dr. Osei-Kwame, a business connoisseur of no mean repute, his insight into creating job avenues for the jobless and relentless promotion of the Ghanaian Culture, has received numerous prestigious awards in the past which include a Honorary Doctorate Degree in Human Resource from Canterbury University, Honorary Ambassador of Business Entrepreneur in West Africa (Ambassador) and Honorary man of the moment, Ghana, West Africa.
He has also been awarded with the Best Entrepreneur for Multimedia by Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and Industries in 2013.
Despite net worth 2022
Kwame Despite is reportedly worth over $1 billion coming from his conglomerate.
Osei Kwame Despite Cars
Reports have it that Bugatti only made 30 of the luxurious sports car and Despite decided to buy one for himself as a 60th birthday gift.
The car, a 2022 model is said to be worth between $3 million and $4 million.
Dr. Osei Kwame Despite showed up in the sports car at the East Legon Executive Fitness club premises, where he usually visit for a workout and sports routine.
Many who saw the sports car could not believe a Ghanaian could have the means to afford such luxury until Kennedy Osei rolled down the window and they saw Despite stated in.
Facts About Osei Kwame Despite Lifestyle
There are about 10 facts you didn’t know about Kwame Despite . These fact are ;
1. He is not from a wealthy background
The great man was born in a small town near Agona in the Ashanti region. He came from a humble background and had to fend for himself while still young. Interestingly, he did not let poverty and lack of opportunity deter him from dreaming big and becoming successful.
2. He is one of the wealthiest men despite not being highly educated
As it says “All depends on how determined we are to be successful.” – Robert Kiyosaki
The businessman has managed to amass so much wealth even though he was not highly educated.
3. He has a Humble Soul
I’m always asked, ‘What’s the secret to success?’ But there are no secrets. Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room. As said by Dwayne Johnson . The entrepreneur is known to be quite humble, despite all his riches. He is not an outspoken man, but during the few times he has spoken in the media, it is quite evident. The business mogul never takes credit for his wealth, but instead credits his workers.
4 He left his home country for Nigeria for greener pastures
After facing many challenges in Ghana as a young man, he and some of his friends left the country for Lagos, Nigeria, to pursue greener pastures. Unfortunately, in 1983, he and others were deported back to the country by the Nigerian government. At this point, all he had to his name was a chain-saw machine and a trident cassette player.
He decided to commence lumbering, and in the process, his chain saw got damaged. He did not give up but left for Accra and re-started his cassette selling business, which grew to become a successful music production shop.
5. The successful businessman started as a petty trader
There is no easy path to success, and true to this, Kwame has had to face challenges along the way. He started out selling music cassettes, feeding bottles, among many other items. This is a clear depiction of starting small and growing into multi-million businesses.
6. He owns major companies which are under the Despite Group of Companies
As Dr Osei Kwame Despite started as a petty trader , He now owns major companies which are under the Despite Group of Companies and they are as follows ;
Best Point Savings & Loans Limited
Special Investment Company Limited
Radio Stations – Peace FM, Okay FM, Asomdwie FM, Neat FM, and Hello FM.
TV station – UTV
Despite Music Production Limited
Despite Digital Limited – Peacefmonline.com
Neat Foods Company Limited
Atona Foods Ltd
Special Ice Company Limited (Water Bottling Company)
U2 Company Limited
7. He has an honorary doctorate
He was honored with a Doctorate Degree of Human Resource on April 28, 2013, by Canterbury University in England. This was a result of his continuous and exceptional contribution to the provision of job opportunities, innovation, and promotion of the Ghanaian culture.
8. He has a fine taste for the finer things in life especially cars
The business mogul has a soft spot for not just any car, but exotic cars. Some of his car collections include the new Brabus.
9 . He is married
Osei Kwame Despite wife is known as Aunty Ewuruma, who is his second wife. His Eldest Son Kennedy Osei’s mother was the mogul’s first wife. He has other sons with his second wife. See Photos of Aunty Ewuruma Here.
10. His eldest son, Kennedy Osei, is the General Manager of his amalgamation
Kwame Despite son known as Kennedy Osei is the General Manager of the mogul’s Group of Companies. His son holds a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Ghana, and an MS in Economics from the University of Birmingham. He is also the MD of Golden Crystal Lodge.
In February this year, Kennedy tied the knot in a lavish ceremony to the love of his life, Tracy Ameyaw. Some of those in attendance included his father, mother, and Kwame Despite brother, among many others.