Have ever wondered who are the 2022 top 10 richest people in Belize? Top Most 10 outlines the 2022 top 10 richest people in Belize in this article. This was made possible by diving deep into the pockets to unveil the finances of the high profile people in Belize; mainly politicians, businessmen and celebrities.
Belize, formerly British Honduras, is an independent Commonwealth realm on the eastern coast of Central America. Belize is bordered on the north by Mexico, on the south and west by Guatemala, and on the east by the Caribbean Sea. Its mainland is about 290 km (180 mi) long and 110 km (68 mi) wide.
Tourism is the number one foreign exchange earner in this small economy, followed by exports of sugar, bananas, citrus, marine products, and crude oil. The government’s expansionary monetary and fiscal policies, initiated in September 1998, led to GDP growth averaging nearly 4% in 1999-2007, however GDP growth slowed to 1% in 2015, and 0% in 2016.
HERE ARE THE TOP 10 RICHEST PEOPLE IN BELIZE
1. Dean Barrow
Dean Oliver Barrow, SC PC is a politician from Belize who served as prime minister of Belize from 2008 until 2020 and as leader of Belize’s United Democratic Party.
An attorney by profession, Barrow served as Belize’s deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs from 1993 to 1998 and was Leader of the Opposition from 1998 until the UDP won the February 2008 election. Barrow was elected to his first term as prime minister in 2008. He started his second term after the UDP again won an election on March 7, 2012 and his third term when the UDP won again on November 4, 2015.
Dean barrow is the number one on the 2022 top 10 richest people in Belize with a net worth of $20 million.
2. Colville Young
Sir Colville Norbert Young GCMG MBE is a Belizean politician who served as the 2nd Governor-General of Belize. He is also a patron of the Scout Association of Belize. He was appointed as the Governor-General in 1993, taking office on 17 November of that year, and was knighted in 1994.
His tenure of 28 years is the longest of any governor-general in the history of the Commonwealth. Colville Young is the second on the 2022 top 10 richest people in Belize with a net worth of $18.5 million.