A list of the eight wealthiest and more influential people from Jamaica includes, Michael Lee-Chin, Joseph M. Matalon, Chris Blackwell, Paula Kerr-Jarrett, Dr. Blossom O’Meally-Nelson, Joseph John Issa, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, and Wayne Chen.
01. Joseph Matalon
Mr. Joseph Matalon is the chairman of the ICD Group, a Jamaican investment holding firm, and for over 20 years, he has applied his knowledge and expertise to transactional finance, investments and banking in several institutions, including the British Caribbean Insurance Company, the Development Bank of Jamaica and the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ).
He is a director of the Gleaner Co. and Commodity Service Co. and a former director of the Bank of Nova Scotia (Jamaica Limited).
02. Michael Lee-Chin
Michael-Lee-ChinMichael Lee-Chin began his career as a road engineer with the Jamaican government, working his way up to his position as the chairman and founder of Portland Holdings, privately-held investment firm in Jamaica.
He is also the executive chairman of AIC Ltd. And National Commercial Bank. Mr. Lee-Chin was born in Port Antonio, and is a stakeholder in the National Commercial Bank Jamaica and Total Finance in Trinidad and Tobago.
He personally owns 250 acres of beachfront in Ocho Rios, as well as homes in Canada and Florida. He has been listed on Forbes Magazine billionaire list for the past four years.